BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Edmonton, Canada, 15/07/2015, Canadian Superbike Championship
BMW Motorrad privateer Jordan Szoke remains the man to beat in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). He claimed wins number three and four of the season on his BMW S 1000 RR at the third round of the year in Edmonton. The RR also completed a double in the amateur class, with Samuel Trépanier winning both races.
He came, he saw, he conquered: this is one way of describing BMW Motorrad privateer Jordan Szoke’s season so far in the Canadian Superbike Championship. The race weekend in Edmonton yielded wins number three and four of the season. As at the opening two races of the year, Szoke was simply unbeatable in the Pro-Superbike class (CSBK PR) on the BMW S 1000 RR run by the Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team. He picked up maximum points in Edmonton: a new lap record was enough to secure pole position, and Szoke then went on to win both races and clock the fastest lap in both races.
Szoke initially found himself in second place in Saturday’s opening race. However, he moved into the lead on lap four and then set about pulling clear of the rest of the field. At the end of the 16 laps, he crossed the finish line first with a lead of over ten seconds. Despite hot temperatures of 30 degrees, Szoke opted for the soft rear tyre, which posed no problem on the BMW S 1000 RR. “This new bike is one of my favourite chassis I’ve ever ridden. In particular, the swing arm is different and that has improved tyre wear,” said Szoke.
Saturday’s win was his 48th in the CSBK – a new record. And Szoke added victory number 49 in Sunday’s second race. He moved to the head of the field on lap three and went on to claim his next win, seemingly untroubled. This time he came home seven seconds clear to claim his fourth victory of the season.
“I don’t pay a great deal of attention to statistics. I just try to win every time. Our main goal for this season is to win the title back,” said the seven-time CSBK champion. Last year he dominated the first half of the season, but was then ruled out of the last few races with an injury.
Szoke has already taken giant steps towards achieving his goal. Four of the season’s seven races have already been run, and he has won all four. With three races remaining, he currently leads the championship on 219 points, with a comfortable lead of 77 points.
BMW privateer Michael Leon (Royal Distributing Superbike Team) ended the first of the two races in Edmonton in fourth place. He failed to finish race two.
BMW privateer Samuel Trépanier was unbeatable in the races in the amateur class (CSBK AM). The amateur rider, whose main occupation is actor and model, first claimed pole position and then won both races on his BMW S 1000 RR.