Race report: CSBK Round 2

Ben Young will be on the new 2020 BMW S1000 RR next season.

Ben Young had another fantastic weekend as Canadian Superbike visited Grand Bend, Ontario. Young took the Superpole win Saturday, and then won the Pro Superbike contest today aboard his BMW S1000RR.

The race win wasn’t easy, as Jordan Soke pressed Young hard, almost repeating the same trick that won him the Grand Bend race last year, when Szoke made a bold last-second pass for the win. This time, Young managed to get underneath Szoke and took first. This gives Young 112 points on the season so far, a perfect score, as he’s placed first in both Superpoles and both races. Szoke’s in second, 29 points back, but has a good chance to make those points back as they head into the St-Eustache race, where Szoke has long dominated.

Trevor Daley was third on his Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Pro Sport Bike was another hard-fought contest, same as at Shannonville, with Sebastien Tremblay winning aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R. The podium was separated by less than a second, with Dylan Bauer 0.088 seconds back on his Yamaha R6, and Tomas Casas in third overall aboard his own Yamaha R6 with a 0.388 second gap. Why were they so close? The races was red-flagged after Tremblay and Bauer collided and caused an early end to the race. According to the official press release, “results are subject to change from CSBK officials in the coming days” so we may not have heard the last of this one.

Down in the amateur ranks, Jake Leclair showed the promise that won him the Lightweight Sport Bike title last year and earned him a Yamaha factory machine this year, taking the Amateur Sport Bike win.

Jordan Bauer took second in Amateur Sportbike on his Yamaha R6, and Connor Campbell was third on a Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Speaking of Amateur Sport Bike, Avery Hart won Saturday and Sunday’s races on his Yamaha R3. On Saturday, Keegan Gaudet and Ben Leclair rounded out the podium, also on Yamahas. On Sunday, Trevor Dion rode his Kawasaki to second and Alex Berthiaume was third on his Yamaha.

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