Seven-time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke has every intention of moving forward with his future racing plans, despite recent news that one of his primary sponsors, Canadian Kawasaki Motors, announced yesterday their withdrawal from the Canadian Superbike Series.
Grateful for the long history the accomplished rider has had with Canadian Kawasaki (he has won 5 of his 7 Superbike championships and 4 of his 5 Sportbike titles aboard Kawasaki livery), Szoke has every intention to keep his job as a motorcycle racer in 2012.
According to Szoke, “I am still young, fit and successful. This is my job. It’s what I do.”
Szoke intends to continue racing in Canada or abroad and has reportedly been in talks with his 2011 sponsor, Competition Systems, about continuing to ride their ZX10R’s or possibly another brand of motorcycle. Szoke made it clear that he wishes to continue racing and continue to work with his current sponsors, “We want to assure our existing sponsors that we will be continuing to represent them for 2012,” explained Szoke, “Right now we are open to any and all potential manufacturers and sponsors for 2012 to continue our program.”
Times remain tough for professional motorcycle racers who have been all too familiar with the industry’s economic decline, but Szoke brings with him years of talent and experience, as well as a handful of Number One plates; even in these tough times, that’s still got to count for something.