The Canadian National Superbike Championship will hold four events at four different venues in 2022, as the CSBK series gradually returns to their pre-COVID structure.
Negotiations are well underway for key event coverage to once again premier on The Sports Network, TSN. CSBK’s relationship with TSN began in 1994.
Next year’s National tour will kick off with a return to Grand Bend Motorplex on Ontario’s “west coast.” CSBK will use the same 2.25 kilometer, Technical version of the multi-layout circuit that has provided great National action in the past. At the most recent CSBK round at Grand Bend in June of 2019, eventual National Champ Ben Young of Collingwood, ON, scored the win for the Van Dolder’s Home Team BMW Motorrad squad.
Round two takes place at Calabogie Motorsports Park southwest of Ottawa, ON, the home of the CSBK tour during the period of COVID restrictions in 2020 and 2021. All four of the 2021 Pro Superbike National Feature races conducted at the 20 turn, 5-kilometer layout went to CSBK rookie and eventual overall National Champion Alex Dumas of Quebec City, QC, aboard the Liqui Moly/FAST Riding School Suzuki GSX-R1000.
The National circuit returns to Atlantic Motorsport Park on Canada’s east coast in Nova Scotia in late July, the famed Shubenacadie “roller coaster” layout the longest serving venue on the National circuit.
Local major powersport dealer Pro Cycle (Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and KTM) is the long-time supporter of this destination round, working with the Society of the Atlantic Racing League.
During a busy double header weekend in July of 2019 at A.M.P., Young charged from dead last during Saturday’s race, making a final corner pass to nab the win in beautiful conditions. The next day’s wet Feature saw reigning Champ Jordan Szoke of Lynden, ON, hold off Young to earn a popular win for the Canada General Warranty Kawasaki mounted 14-time number one plate holder.
The 2022 tour winds up at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in August, the famed “old Mosport” track back in its series-deciding, season show down schedule position. Last season at C.T.M.P., Young won the opener and Szoke was victorious in the following two races. For the second year in a row, C.T.M.P. will host a unique three Feature race format, one on Saturday and the two Sunday likely deciding the overall Championship.
2022 CSBK National Schedule
June 9 – 12: Grand Bend Motorplex, Lake Huron, ON. – Technical layout
July 9 – 10: Calabogie Motorsports Park, ON. (Pro 6 Test Day prior)
Round Three (X)
July 21 – 24: Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
Round Four (XX)
August 12-14: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, ON (Track Days prior)
(X = Double Header, XX = Double Header with three Pro Superbike Feature Races)
Plans are advanced for TSN to once again host video coverage of the CSBK tour. There were 11 episodes of CSBK on TSN last season. The 2021 TSN coverage was sponsored by Yuasa Battery, Mopar, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Joe Rocket.
2022 will mark the nineth year of spec tire support for every National class in CSBK by Dunlop, with at-track service once again provided by Pro6 Cycle.
CSBK organizers Professional Motorsports Productions Inc (PMP) of Toronto, ON, are also pleased to confirm dates for the second season of the Pro 6 GP race series at Calabogie. Last year’s Pro 6 GP overall Champ was Royal Distributing BMW mounted veteran Michael Leon of Beaconsfield, QC.
2022 Pro 6 GP race series Schedule
1. May 21 – 22 Pro 6 TRAC School
2. May 28 Test Day and Competition approval School
3. May 29 Pro 6 GP Round # 1
4. June 18 Pro 6 GP Round # 2
5. July 9 – 10 Pro 6 GP Round # 3 in conjunction with CSBK Rd 2.
6. July 30 Pro 6 GP Round #4
7. September 3 Pro 6 GP Round #5 Finale.
Further details for both the CSBK and Pro 6 GP race series will be confirmed during the winter, and in support of various Canadian Motorcycle Show events.
- From Professional Motorsports Productions