Canadian Superbike Triple-Header At CTMP (Mosport) This Weekend!

Tomas Casas is running an R1 in Pro Superbike this weekend, but is also scheduled to run an R7 in the new Pro Twins class. Credit: Rob O'Brien/CSBK

It’s here, the biggest roadracing weekend of the year! The Canadian Superbike series (now under new ownership) heads to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) this weekend for a full weekend of roadracing in every class.

As always, it promises to be interesting. The weekend offers a doubleheader for most classes, except for Pro Superbike, which has a tripleheader, including two races on Sunday.

But the weekend has lots of other stuff going on. Kawasaki has street demo rides; on Saturday night (August 19), the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival will screen favourite moto-flicks on a 24-foot screen, with no admission fee for race ticketholders! And speaking of tickets, there’s a discount for advance buyers, but only ’til August 16—find out more here if you want to save some cashmoney! Note that camping comes with its own fee.

With the Nova Scotia round a wash-out due to flooding, we enter the Mosport round in the same position that we left Grand Bend: No classes are nailed down or even close to being nailed down. But in Pro Superbike, Alex Dumas is certainly The Guy To Beat, with Ben Young hindered by bad luck at this point in the season. Now, he will need Dumas to have some of that same bad luck to pass him in the points race.

One interesting development from this week: Tomas Casas is apparently going to contest in the new Pro Twins class. Casas wasn’t exactly unstoppable in Pro Sport Bike, but he did see more success in the 600 class (as in, he was champion) than he has in Pro Superbike. He is racing a Yamaha R7 in Pro Twins this weekend, the first R7 racebike in Canada we’re told. According to the press release on CSBK, he will still be racing in the litrebike class as well, so he will be a very busy lad:

Casas will not be eligible to run in the first of three Twins races (alongside Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike) as it uses the grids set from the cancelled round three at AMP, but will continue on with the remaining two battles as well as all three feature Superbike races as planned, setting up a five-race weekend for the Parts Canada Yamaha team.

Cool stuff, and it’s great to see another rider ready to challenge two classes over the same weekend.

Find a full weekend schedule here; remember, practice starts Friday, racing starts Saturday and runs through Sunday, and tickets are on sale until Wednesday.

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