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  1. seven

    seven New Member

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    NEW CLASSES & NEW VENUES FOR NATIONALS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    John Hopkins

    TORONTO, Ont. (December 9) - 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. There will
    be a year-end prize fund in 2011.
    The series will consist of five rounds, opening once again at
    Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Que. May 27-29 and wrapping up for the first time
    with the doubleheader at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont.
    Aug. 19-21.
    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. A second
    doubleheader weekend is also under discussion, bringing the total number of
    races to seven.
    "These are challenging times for the Canadian motorcycle industry
    but the Parts Canada Superbike Championship has a long tradition of
    showcasing the best in the sport in this country," said Colin Fraser of
    series organizer Professional Motorsports Productions. "Keeping the
    nationals thriving and moving forward for the future is of paramount
    importance."
    One of Canada's most storied motorcycle facilities, Shannonville
    returns to the tour after a one-year absence. The venue staged its first
    national in 1980 and has run 44 Canadian Superbike races, the most of any
    track in Canada.
    St-Eustache last hosted a national in 2003, but has since been repaved
    and is now owned by former racer Alan Labrosse and his family.
    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.
    The Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup is based on similar series already
    running in the United States and Britain. Backed by Deeley Harley-Davidson
    Canada, the series uses identical, near stock versions of the sport twins to
    ensure a high level of competition without the necessity of major upgrades
    over the course of a season.
    "We are very excited to bring the XR1200 class to Canada," said
    Darren James of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada. "We think it provides an
    excellent opportunity for dealers to get involved in a racing program; the
    bikes sound great and they will provide a dramatic spectacle."
    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.
    "The Amateur Superbike class gives our up-and-coming racers another
    opportunity to get seat time and build up their racing experience at a high
    level," Fraser added.
    There will be separate Thursday test sessions offered at most rounds
    of the 2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship, with national staff
    supervision.
    All classes will be governed by horsepower limits and the official
    series Dynojet Dyno will again be used to monitor horsepower levels and
    qualifying sessions and race events.
    Pirelli returns for its sixth year as the spec tire supplier to the
    Parts Canada Superbike Championship through its distributor Orion
    Motorsports. For 2011 there will be more restrictive limits in the Pro
    divisions.
    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. The 31-year-old also won a fifth straight
    Pro Sport Bike crown.
     
  2. Ryan Whittle

    Ryan Whittle Rider of Orange V-Twins

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    Awesome.

    Great to see the (Upper) Canadian Nationals are running strong!
     
  3. Bernie

    Bernie Ranter Extrodinaire

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    Is Calgary done altogether, or just as a National?
     
  4. Fireman

    Fireman New Member

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    Just the National. Calgary is a go for 2011. The WCC will be running strong at all 3 venues again this season.
     

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