Motorcycle road racing back to Canada in 2011
Motorcycle road racing will return to Canada in 2011, with an expanded program of seven races and more race tracks.
The Parts Canada Superbike Series will be accompanied by the new Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup series, a spec racing series that is backed by Deeley Harley-Davidson and will use nearly stock bikes, and the new Amateur Superbike class that will be similar to the Pro Superbike class
The Pro Sport Bike class, Amateur Sport Bike class, and CBR125R Challenge will again be run along with the superbike races.
The series will feature six classes, headlined by the Pro Superbike division. Returning categories will include Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Sport Bike and the CBR125R Challenge. New to the championship will be the Harley Davidson XR1200 Cup spec class and Amateur Superbike.
Big changes are in store for the Parts Canada Superbike Championship in 2011.
Canada's national motorcycle road racing series will see two former regular venues return to the fold and the addition of two new classes. The coming season will mark the 32nd anniversary of national Superbike racing in Canada and Parts Canada returns as title sponsor for a 12th year. Rounds will also be held at Shannonville Motorsport Park in Shannonville, Ont. July 1-3, Autodrome St-Eustache in St-Eustache, Que. July 8-10 and Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, N.S. Aug. 5-7. The venue staged its first national in 1980 and has run 44 Canadian Superbike races, the most of any track in Canada.
The national series will consist of six classes, headlined by the Pro Superbike division. Returning categories will include Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Sport Bike and the CBR125R Challenge. New to the championship will be the Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup spec class and Amateur Superbike.
"We are very excited to bring the XR1200 class to Canada," said Darren James of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. The Amateur Superbike class will mirror the Pro category, showcasing the latest in sports bike technology and offering a potential second entry for Amateur Sport Bike competitors.
There will be separate Thursday test sessions offered at most rounds of the 2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship, with national staff supervision.
In 2010 Jordan Szoke of Brantford, Ont. made history by sweeping all seven races to claim his fifth straight Parts Canada Superbike Championship and his seventh overall on the Waznie Racing / Ciclo Werks BMC / DeWildt Honda Powerhouse Honda CBR1000RR.
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