The 2023 Canadian Superbike Season Opens At Shannonville Tomorrow!

Credit: Rob O'Brien/CSBK

Race fans, it’s time to head back to Shannonville for the 2023 Canadian Superbike season opener!

It’s been a while since CSBK started the season’s fun at Shannonville, but that is the traditional jumping-off point for the Canadian race season, and it’s great to see it back on the schedule. CSBK will also end the 2023 season there.

After the opening weekend at Shannonville, CSBK will race at Grand Bend on June 8-11. From there, the series heads to Nova Scotia for a full class double-header at Atlantic Motorsport Park on July 20-23. The next stop is the usual late-summer full class double-header (a triple-header for the Pro Superbike class) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) on August 18-20. The last race of the season is September 15-17, back at Shannonville.

This weekend

Tickets are already on sale at the track’s website ( You can see the race weekend schedule here, but of course you should remember that these plans are open to change, based on weather and other exigencies. Note that there are several races running on Saturday this time, and also the usual full schedule on Sunday.

The Shannonville race has free camping available; tickets are $40 for Friday-Sunday general access. VIP access is $150. More details here.

Changes for 2023

There are several things worth mentioning to keep an eye for this season. The winners of the past three Pro Superbike classes should all face each other on-track. Since 2020, one of them was always injured or otherwise missing, so this should make for good racing. Also note that Michael Leon, a podium contender last year, is already out with an injury after a pre-season practice crash. Ben Young, of course, is the returning champ after taking the 2022 title aboard his BMW.

There is also a new Twins class, running bikes based on the Aprilia 660, Suzuki 650 or Yamaha 700 platform, among others. These machines will be on-track at the same time as the Pro Sport Bike class. Should be interesting!

If you can’t make it to Shannonville, TSN will once again broadcast this year’s CSBK racing. We haven’t seen the broadcast schedule yet, but when we find out the Shannonville races’ showtimes, we’ll let you know.

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