Dec 6, 2011
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Superbikes Return to Scenic Mont-Tremblant
TORONTO, ON (December 6, 2011) - The Canadian Superbike Championship will return to Circuit Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec next summer, with a National motorcycle roadracing event at the famed venue August 10-12. This event at "Le Circuit" marks the return to Mont-Tremblant for the National motorcycle tour, after a layoff of five years.
"We're very excited about the 2012 return to Mont-Tremblant," explains CSBK's Kevin Graham. "It's a premier venue that all competitors, sponsors and crew really enjoy. The CSBK team and its loyal partners continue to strive towards the betterment of national roadracing in Canada. We have a very large and loyal following in Quebec and it is great offer another event at such a prestigious venue."
Mont-Tremblant has hosted Formula One grand prix events in the past, as well as IndyCar rounds. The hilly layout is one of the most scenic and challenging in North America, often compared to California's legendary Laguna Seca.
"It will be great to have the big bike series back at Mont-Tremblant," confirmed track manager Vincent Loughran. "Our 15 turn, 2.65 mile/4.275 km layout is an outstanding test of both bike and rider, and we've hosted some great motorcycle events over our long history at Le Circuit. We also are planning a full week of bike activities leading up to the National weekend."
The first-ever superbike National round took place at the recently refurbished Mont-Tremblant in 2003, when rain created a dramatic race eventually won by famous American road race star Tom Kipp on a factory Kawasaki Canada entry.
The 2004 race went to the Fast Co. Honda of Jordan Szoke of Brantford, ON. following a famous battle with Suzuki mounted fellow-legend Steve Crevier of Pitt Meadows, B.C. Both are expected to compete at the upcoming 2012 round in August.
The most recent events, in 2006 and 2007, were both won by Szoke aboard the works Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja, making "Jordan of the Jungle," three-for-four at "Le Circuit", riding a win streak and now a pre-season favourite for another victory just south of the ski slopes.
Further details surrounding the 2012 Canadian National Superbike Championship will presented at the Toronto
Motorcycle Show at the Metro Convention Centre, next weekend, December 9-11.