Photo: Bob Szoke
This weekend should be a big one for Ontario motorcycle fans, as the Canadian Superbike championship wraps up with a doubleheader, and BMW Motorrad Days takes place as well.
Both the CSBK racing and the BMW event take place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, formerly known as Mosport, outside Bowmanville, Ontario. The CSBK event kicks off with a test day on Thursday; tech inspection and practice start on Friday. The first race of the doubleheader starts at 1 PM on Saturday (Pro Sport Bike); everything wraps up on Sunday, with the day’s first race again being Pro Sport Bike at 1 PM.
Jordan Szoke is in the CSBK Pro Superbike lead, with 158 points to Jodi Christie’s 145. In Pro Sport Bike, Kenny Riedmann leads, with 99 points to Christie’s 95.
Pedro Sousa leads Amateur Superbike, with 116 points to Tomas Casas’s 99. Casas leads Amateur Sport Bike, with 138 points to teammate Stacey Nesbitt’s 137. Eric Quintin leads the CBR250 series with 270 points to Jacob Shaw-O’Leary’s 269.
Obviously, Christie is going to likely be the focus of the weekend with his attempts to win another Pro Sport Bike title and his hopes to finally win the Pro Superbike series, but Nesbitt’s also going to be going all-out to pass Casas in the amateur series; she’s right behind him in Sport Bike, but also trails him 76 points to his 99 for third place in Superbike.
Find out more details about the weekend, or buy tickets (on sale until Wednesday), at the CTMP website here.
But what about the BMW Motorrad Days? That event runs Friday-Sunday; attendees can camp on-site in their tent or RV, or stay in a hotel or motel in the area. Beemer fans can take in BMW Village’s product demos, service specials, parts and accessories and branded apparel; as well, there’ll be live music in the evenings (USS plays Saturday night), a stunt show by Mattie Griffin, a trials riding demonstration, rider training and more.
You can find out more details about the BMW event at their website here.