Photo: Bob Szoke
Canadian Superbike champion Jodi Christie will race for Honda again this year.
Christie finally managed to dethrone CSBK Jordan Szoke in 2014 after Szoke injured his hand during a trials riding competition. Christie took the Superbike crown and finished second in the Supersport series. In 2013, Christie was third in Superbike and he also won the 2011-2013 pro Supersport series.
” I am so happy to share the news that I will be defending my No. 1 plate on a Honda this year. I know that we will be a dominant team; with the same crew members the team should work really well togethe,” Christie said.
Christie will run a CBR600RR in Supersport and a CBR1000RR SP in Superbike next summer, hoping to get the double crown, something CSBK hasn’t seen since Jordan Szoke won both titles in 2010; Szoke was riding for Honda at that time.
Christie’s been with Honda since 2009; he’s been with Big Red ever since 2009, when he piloted a CBR600RR sponsored by the Honda Powerhouse Dealers of Ontario. He’s been an important part of their feeder series as well, offering advice and help to riders in the CBR250 championship.
Christie will once again work with suspension guru John Sharrad and the Accelerated Technologies team. By the sound of their press release, Honda seems to have loosened the purse strings and given them a bit more money to play with this year – good news for Christie, Sharrad and Co., but bad news for the rest of the paddock.