Triumph took its first Canadian CSBK championship with Kenny Riedmann’s 600 cc Hindle Exhaust-sponsored Pro Sport Bike championship, sending the British manufacturer over the moon.
Piloting the Riedmann Management / Castrol / Triumph Daytona 675R, Riedmann of Belfountain, Ontario, won Round 4 on Saturday and placed second in the Round 5 finale in the final doubleheader of the CSBK series at Bowmanville, Ont.’s Canadian Motorsports track to clinch the championship by a 42-point margin – coincidentally, also Riedmann’s racing number.
“It feels great to win my first pro championship and make history for Triumph. I had an awesome team behind me, and my Daytona 675R ran strong all season long,” said Riedmann. “Thanks to everyone who helped make this season such a success. I can’t wait to carry this momentum to New Jersey (site of the AMA Pro Road Racing finale) in a month’s time to end the season off with another good result.”
Riedmann has been concentrating on AMA action for the past couple of seasons, but a great result at the first CSBK national at Shannonville – almost a test session for the AMA season – encouraged Triumph to strongly encourage the team to do all the Canadian nationals, with a winning result.
Riedmann’s team is managed by his father, Roland, a contractor who specializes in building high-end homes; Roland also finds the time to build and maintain the bikes with help from experts in the field such as engine builder Scott Miller and Jon Cornwell, former World Superbike suspension tech with Ohlins suspension.
Roland himself was a seriously fast 250 cc racer a few years ago, so understands the business from the ground up. Kenny, an all-round athlete, spends much of his winters snowboarding at a world level and instructing others in the sport.
By the way, Pit Pass Radio interviewed Kenny earlier this week. We can’t get Pit Pass’s website to work consistently (try here, for yourself), but you can download the podcast episode here. Enjoy!