Superbike racing returns

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Superbike returns to Canada

Motorcycle road racing will return to Canada in 2011, with an expanded program of seven races and more race tracks.

The series will consist of five rounds and opens at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec on the May 27-29 weekend.
The Parts Canada Superbike Series will be accompanied by the new Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup series, a spec racing series that is backed by Deeley Harley-Davidson and will use nearly stock bikes, and the new Amateur Superbike class that will be similar to the Pro Superbike class

The Pro Sport Bike class, Amateur Sport Bike class, and CBR125R Challenge will again be run along with the superbike races.

“These are challenging times for the Canadian motorcycle industry
but the Parts Canada Superbike Championship has a long tradition of
showcasing the best in the sport in this country,” said Colin Fraser of
series organizer Professional Motorsports Productions. “Keeping the
nationals thriving and moving forward for the future is of paramount
importance.”

Rounds will be held at Shannonville Motorsport Park in Shannonville, Ontario, July 1-3, Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, Quebec, July
8-10, Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, August 5-7, and Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, August 19-21. The last race meet will be a double header.
Shannonville, which wasn’t used last year, and St-Eustache, which was last used by the national series in 2003, return to the series in 2011. St-Eustache has been repaved.

All classes will be governed by horsepower limits and the official
series Dynojet Dyno will again be used to monitor horsepower levels and
qualifying sessions and race events. Pirelli returns for its sixth year as the spec tire supplier to the
Parts Canada Superbike Championship through its distributor Orion
Motorsports. For 2011 there will be more restrictive limits in the Pro
divisions.

Parts Canada returns for an eleventh year as national superbike series sponsor.

1 COMMENT

  1. Is there in fact a points fund this year? If so, after last year’s confusion, maybe they should place the money aside (in a holding account) before the season starts?

  2. Calabogie – dangerous, difficult logistics from a safety perspective (marshalls, sightlines, communications, etc) no spectator facilities and for spectators to access it, it’s four hours from nowhere and five hours from nowhere else.

    No tracks in western Canada. From what I hear, Calgary is still fighting over renewing the lease on the track, which is right next to the landfill. Plus it’s very expensive to travel there from where most of the racers live.

    Don’t know about Yamahas but I heard someone saying at the bike show on the weekend that Suzuki hasn’t anted up for this coming season either.

    Hey – there WILL be a series. If anyone thinks the recession is over in the motorcycle biz – give yer head a shake. With dealerships closing, the insurance crisis and other factors, the bleeding hasn’t stopped yet. And if anyone thinks they can do better… feel free to do so.

  3. The western race is Mosport as, in relation to the other tracks, its the furthest west.

    If you have a Yamaha are you allowed to race this year?

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