Jordan Szoke wins BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

For the last three years, BMW’s motorcycle division has run an international competition to reward racers using their bikes. The Motorrad series ranges from international – like the road circuits of the U.K., Ireland, and Macau and pan-European series – to the national and local, like the Canadian Superbike championship.

This season, the 127 riders in contention included Jordan Szoke, 11-time Canadian Superbike champion. Szoke was runner-up in 2015, but this year topped the ladder, earning a free trip to Germany and a healthy cheque after his third perfect season in CSBK, winning every race. He also took all pole positions and several fastest laps.

He receives a cheque for 20,000 Euros (just shy of $29,000 Cdn), plus another 10,000 Euros for the team championship (he runs his own team). In his successful 2016 season, the 37-year old CSBK champion picked up a total of 450 Race Trophy points, including the bonus points riders received for title wins, pole positions and so on. Points are awarded in a complex calculation to even out results from different numbers of races in different series.

“To be the winner of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy really means a lot to me,” said Szoke. “Last year I stood here on the stage as runner-up, and it is just a fantastic feeling to now have secured the first place. It makes me very proud to successfully represent Canada in this unique worldwide competition.”

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