CANADA'S BIGGEST MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACE RETURNS TO MOSPORT WITH THE PARTS CANADA SUPERBIKE DOUBLEHEADER (BOWMANVILLE, ON - June 23, 2009) Canada's biggest motorcycle road racing event returns to Mosport, July 17-19, when top motorcycle...
CANADA'S BIGGEST MOTORCYCLE ROAD RACE RETURNS TO MOSPORT WITH THE PARTS CANADA SUPERBIKE DOUBLEHEADER
(BOWMANVILLE, ON - June 23, 2009) Canada's biggest motorcycle road racing event returns to Mosport, July 17-19, when top motorcycle riders from across the country make their only Toronto-area stop in the Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader Weekend.
Mosport's 4 kilometre road course will host rounds four and five of national Parts Canada Superbike Championship. Among those to watch will be three- time defending champion Jordan Szoke (Kawasaki) of Brantford, Ontario, current points leader, and Szoke's ex-teammate, Brett McCormick (Suzuki) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and last year's pole-sitter at Mosport, Kevin Lacombe (Yamaha) of Granby, Quebec. Six-time champion Steve Crevier (Buell) of Maple Ridge, B.C., perennial title contender Clint McBain (Suzuki) of Calgary, Alberta and talented rookie Alex Welsh (Kawasaki) of Uxbridge, Ontario will also be among the contenders at Mosport.
Making his mark in a field of champions and seasoned veterans is 14-year old Royce McLean (Yamaha) of Coaldale, Alberta. This young phenom posted a seventh place result in his second career start and is currently eighth in points. Superbike championship races are set for Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19.
The newly reorganized Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike class features riders from the former Pro 600 and Canadian Thunder divisions competing in the same race according to separate weight and horsepower specifications. Many riders in this class also compete in Superbike including Szoke, McCormick, Lacombe, Crevier and Welsh. BMW Motorrad fields a two-rider team in this group, led by two-time Superbike champion Frances Martin of Sherbrooke, Quebec and talented up-and-comer Michael Ferreira of Kitchener, Ontario. Mosport will host two championship races in the Pro Sport Bike class on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19.
The weekend schedule also includes races in the Armour Bodies Amateur 600 Sport Bike Championship, the Suzuki SV650 Cup, the Pro Honda Oils Women's Cup Challenge and the Honda CBR125R Challenge.
Off track, BMW Motorrad Summerfest returns to Mosport for its third year. Designed to cater to the motorcycle enthusiast, Summerfest is a motorcycle lifestyle experience that features the BMW Marketplace, on and off-road test rides and an off-road skills course. New for 2009 is the addition of BMW Motorrad Enduro rider Guy Giroux, who will act as an instructor for the off-road skills course. Music is a big attraction at Summerfest, and the area will be rocking on Saturday afternoon and evening with a live concert showcasing Canadian music talent.
Children ages 6 to 12 will once again have the opportunity to learn how to ride off-road motorcycles courtesy of the YamahaRidingAcademy. This free clinic offers professional instruction that teaches youngsters the basic skills required to ride in a safe and fun manner.
Top manufacturers such as Suzuki will also be offering demo rides on their latest models on neighbouring roads near Mosport throughout the weekend. With the exception of the YamahaRidingAcademy (which supplies all required equipment), participants for riding activities must have a valid motorcycle license, riding gear and helmet.
A three-day SuperTicket is just $50 until July 15 ($60 at the Gate) and each ticket includes parking, paddock admission, and entrance to Saturday Night Stock Car racing at Mosport Speedway. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission. Single day tickets are also available.
General and family camping areas are available complete with full-service washrooms, showers and children's playgrounds. An advanced three-day weekend general camping pass is just $30 (for tents or pop-up trailers). RVs are $50 for the weekend.
For those looking to enjoy a Mosport VIP experience, tickets to the Grand Prix Club are also available for $90. The Grand Prix Club includes a three-day admission and Sunday VIP Hospitality which features a fully catered lunch and beverages, and is located trackside overlooking the start/finish straight and corner one.
For more information about Mosport ticket packages and camping, call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET) or visit online at www.mosport.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.