Further to the CMG news item yesterday about the Parts Canada Superbike series going to Calabogie (half of it, anyway), confirmation has come that there will be no Quebec round this season — although we were right in speculating about Mirabel.
A correction to yesterday’s news item, as well — the Calabogie race will use the east loop of the track rather than the west one as we initially believed.
Series organizer Colin Fraser said, "We really wanted to have a Quebec round in 2008, but unfortunately the Mirabel facility is not quite prepared for a major spectator event.
"The Quebec market is crucial, there is a lot of racer and fan support, so we are working for a national at ICAR’s impressive facility as part of the 2009 Parts Canada National tour." There will, however, be a test day at the track August 13, directly after the Atlantic rounds.
As in past seasons, Mosport and Atlantic Motorsport Park will hold double-headers, so there will be seven events on the championship calendar in 2008. The final series schedule follows:
May 22-25, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Calabogie, ON
June 26-29, Race City Motorsports Park, Calgary, AB
July 17-19, Mosport International Raceway Doubleheader, Bowmanville, ON
August 7-9, Atlantic Motorsport Park Doubleheader, Shubenacadie, NS
August 28-31, Shannonville Motorsport Park, Shannonville, ON