SUPERBIKES RETURN TO QUEBEC
TORONTO, ON A return to Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant highlights the 2006 Parts Canada Superbike Championship schedule, which was released today.
After a one-year absence the classic Quebec venue will play host to the second round of the series June 2-4. The track previously hosted rounds of the national tour in 2003 and 2004.
The 2006 season will play out over seven rounds on six weekends. The series will have its traditional kick-off at Shannonville Motorsport Park, near Belleville, ON, on the May 18-21 Victoria Day Long Weekend. It will conclude back at Shannonville on the Labour Day Weekend, Sept. 1-3.
"Bringing the Parts Canada Superbike Championship back to the fans of Quebec was always a priority for us," said Colin Fraser of Professional Motorsports Productions, which organizes the Canadian series. "We are thrilled to be heading back to Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, a challenging race track with a rich history in Canadian motorsport."
Following the Mont-Tremblant round of the series the tour will head west to Calgary's Race City Motorsport Park for round 3 on the June 30-July 2 Canada Day Weekend. From there the national championship visits another of Canada's storied race tracks, Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, ON for its traditional July 14-16 doubleheader.
The series then moves to Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, NS Aug. 11-13 before closing out at Shannonville three weeks later.
Each round of the 2006 Parts Canada Superbike Championship will include races for the Parts Canada Superbike feature class, in addition to the Hindle Exhaust Pro 600 Sport Bike, International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW Amateur 600 Sport Bike, Suzuki SV650 National Cup and Canadian Thunder national support classes.
The Mosport doubleheader will consist of two points races for the Superbike and Pro 600 Sport Bike classes, one each on Saturday and Sunday.
PMP is also looking into adding a round of the Suzuki SV650 Cup at Edmonton's Stratotech Park the weekend before the full Race City national.
Posters featuring the 2006 Parts Canada Superbike schedule will be available at this weekend's Toronto Motorcycle Show and will be inserted in an upcoming issue of Inside Motorcycles magazine.
The series will be announcing updates to its technical regulations soon. These will include horsepower adjustments for the Dynojet dyno regulated classes.