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Jun 5, 2013

Pirelli Will Be Control Tire Supplier For Canadian Superbike Championship For Eighth Straight Season


The 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike season starts at Shannonville Motorsports Park on June 7-9 for Round 1

Rome, Georgia, June 5, 2013 – The Mopar Canadian Superbike Series will open this weekend at Shannonville, Ontario with the new Diablo Supercorsa Version 2 (V2) DOT and Diablo Superbike V2 slick racing tires. “The Pirelli racing philosophy of ‘We race what we sell and sell what we race’ has been the CSBK model from day one,” states Jeff Johnston, Pirelli North America Roadracing Manager. “The results and data from the last eight years of racing in the Canadian national series and the development of 17” tires for the World Superbike Championship has helped Pirelli’s R&D engineers in Italy develop the new race tires for the 2013 season. These new products are now available for road racers all over North America.”

For the entire range of Pirelli road race and track day tires including the new 17” World Superbike Spec Slicks, contact Orion Motorsports in the Eastern US and Canada at or CT Racing in Western US via


Founded in 1872, Pirelli is the fifth largest tire manufacturer in the world in terms of sales. Present in over 160 countries, Pirelli has 22 manufacturing sites and employs approximately 36,000 people around the world. Pirelli is a leading producer of premium tires due to its commitment to R&D. Successfully competing in motorsport since 1907, Pirelli is the exclusive supplier of the Superbike world championship, many single marquee championships around the world, and above all it is the sole supplier for the Formula 1 championship for the 3-year period 2011-13.

Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) services NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) member countries through its Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) facility and research and development center at its Rome, Georgia headquarters, its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Silao, Mexico and its New York City, Montreal and Mexico City sales and marketing offices. The company manufactures, distributes and markets original equipment and replacement tires for export and domestic car/motorcycle applications (US, CA, MX) and Agro/Heavy Truck platforms (MX).

More, from a press release issued by CSBK Frontline:

West City Powersports Backs Opening Mopar CSBK National at Shannonville

TORONTO, ON - West City Powersports Honda will be the Official Dealer and promotional partner for the opening round of the 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike National motorcycle road racing Championships at Shannonville Motorsport Park, east of Belleville, ON, on June 7-9. A new dealer based in Belleville, West City Powersports Honda joins the National tour as a sponsor for the first time.

West City Powersports Honda are tailoring their ad spots on five separate radio stations, as well as a print advertising campaign, to help promote the CSBK season opener on the Pro track layout of Shannonville Motorsport Park.

“This was a great opportunity for us, and we didn’t hesitate to get involved,” explained Chad Musclow, Manager of West City Powersports. “Most of our staff, including myself, are CSBK fans and the races coincides with our official grand opening.”

“We’re having the folks from Honda Canada here on Thursday night,” continued Musclow of opening festivities at West City Powersports. “Then Jodi Christie and Stacey Nesbitt will be here for autographs and our race promotion on Friday night. We also aim to have Jodi and Stacey on hand for Friday morning radio show interviews. “ Christie won the Hindle Pro Sport Bike National crown the past two seasons, while top female racer Nesbitt has also triumphed in Honda spec class National series in 2011 and 2012.

“We’ll be on site at Shannonville on Sunday, showcasing all the new Hondas,” confirmed Musclow. “We’re having a lot of fun with this opportunity and we’re really excited to partner with the Mopar CSBK crew, and I look forward to seeing everyone at the first National.”

West City Powersports Honda opened their doors to the public in September of 2012, and is celebrating their official Grand Opening on Friday, June 7. A full line dealer, West City Powersports is located at 676 Dundas Street West in Belleville, just east of Wallbridge Loyalist Road. The track is located approximately 15 minutes east of Belleville, just south of Highway 401.

The nine turn, 2.47 long layout at Shannonville Motorsport Park is the most recently created version of a venue that has been a motorsport fixture since legendary builder John Nelson opened the facility with a motorcycle event on Thanksgiving, 1976.

Reigning Mopar CSBK National Champion Jordan Szoke of Brantford, ON is the rider to beat heading into the National opening round. At a RACE-organized event May 19 at Shannonville, Szoke used the Regional opener to prepare for the Nationals, taking the win aboard his Parts Canada-backed Waznie Racing BMW Motorrad S100RR Superbike.
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