After Shubie, Szoke’s still third in BMW privateer competition


Photo: Bob Szoke

After his second-place finish at Shubenacadie’s CSBK round, Jordan Szoke is still sitting in third in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy series.

We’ve told you already about BMW’s global privateer competition, that sees riders around the world racking up points in their respective series to win a trophy and a cheque, and we told you Szoke was in third after the St-Eustache round.

At that point, a couple French riders were ahead of him in the standings. Szoke has passed them, but now another rider from Austria (Marco Nekvasil) has passed him. He’s got 162.50 points to Szoke’s 153.50 points.

That’s not an insurmountable gap, but the distance between them both and the new series leader is going to be much tougher to close. Michael Dunlop decided to enter the competition, and all his BSB and Isle of Man wins instantly rocketed him to the top of the list, with 199.38 points.

Szoke’s only got the MoSport (sorry, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) round left in Canada; if he still wants to win this trophy after that doubleheader, he’s going to have to find a way to race internationally again.


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