Canadian Superbike: Race One Report From Atlantic Motorsport Park – Roadracing World Journal


Younger takes race one victory and big factors haul as Dumas crashes out in AMP

Shubenacadie, NS –  The Canadian Superbike Championship characteristic class was blown extensive open on Saturday, as Ben Younger scored his third victory of the season after rival Alex Dumas crashed out of the lead in spherical three motion at Atlantic Motorsport Park, offered by Professional Cycle, Kawasaki, and Arai.

Younger entered the day with a one-point championship lead over Dumas, however that benefit was put in jeopardy early on as Dumas grabbed the holeshot from the best aspect of the entrance row.

The 2 practically collided in flip two, but it surely was the reigning champion who maintained his lead, with Younger chasing him virtually nose-to-tail for the subsequent 10 laps within the 22-lap characteristic. The 2 then got here collectively once more in the very same spot on lap eleven, with Dumas escaping unscathed and nonetheless out entrance – albeit not for lengthy.

With all kinds of strain from Younger, the Liqui Moly/Quick College Suzuki rider bought out of practice coming into “The Rollercoaster” at flip 5, crashing out of the lead and handing the highest spot again to his championship rival. Dumas would attempt to get the bike operating once more, but it surely was not meant to be as he noticed his title deficit balloon to 26 factors.

As for Younger, the Van Dolder’s Residence Crew BMW rider successfully cruised the remainder of the way in which, occurring to safe his eighth profession nationwide Superbike victory and take a commanding grasp of the championship as his predominant rival crashed out – an eerily related end result to his race one win at AMP in 2019 that helped him seize that yr’s title.

“We every had our robust factors on the observe, and sarcastically for Alex considered one of his spots was flip 5, however he bought onerous on the fuel and went down,” Younger stated. “Initially I’m glad he’s okay, however this similar factor may occur to us too, so you could capatalize if you get a possibility like this.”


Alex Dumas (1) crashed out of the lead on the prime of AMP’s famed Rollercoaster main onto the again stretch. Ben Younger (86) squeezed by to take the lead and the win. Picture by Rob O’Brien, courtesy CSBK/PMP.

The win additionally turns into essential for BMW within the Constructors Championship, because the win – coupled with a third-place end from Michael Leon – will see their title lead develop to 27 factors, although Trevor Daley helped restrict the injury for Suzuki in second.

The OneSpeed/Professional Cycle rider crashed within the morning follow session however made an excellent restoration when the lights went out in race one, holding off sustained strain from Leon earlier than finally settling into a snug run in third – which later grew to become second when his Suzuki counterpart hit the asphalt.

“It was a little bit of a salvage job for us after I gave the staff a bit of additional work this morning, however the OneSpeed/Professional Cycle Suzuki labored nice in the present day,” Daley stated. “It’s not a perfect method to end second, however this can be a end result I needed and I’m actually proud of it.”

Whereas Daley did his finest for the reigning Constructors champions at Suzuki, the double-podium end result might be an enormous coup for each BMW and veteran Michael Leon himself, who earned his second profession podium aboard his Royal Distributing machine – however his first in entrance of a crowd.

“It feels actually good to be standing right here, as a result of my final podium was in 2020 when there was no followers and no celebration,” Leon stated. “Once I noticed Alex go down, I simply tried to cruise dwelling and never make any errors, however these have been the longest ten laps of my life.”

The podium will transfer Leon as much as sixth within the championship order, although he’ll nonetheless have some work to do to shut as much as Sebastien Tremblay in fourth and Samuel Guerin in fifth, who loved an exhilarating battle themselves for fourth within the race.

Guerin wound up the beneficiary of that battle, placing a late cross on Tremblay aboard his EFC Group BMW to make three M1000RR’s within the prime 4, whereas the latter settled for fifth aboard his Turcotte Efficiency Kawasaki, leaving him with a four-point hole to Guerin within the championship heading into race two on Sunday.

Jake LeClair took a debut victory within the Liqui Moly Professional Sport Bike Class race, successful after one other mistake from a race chief as Trevor Dion crashed in flip two regardless of a snug benefit.

Dion seemed poised to increase his championship lead, however as an alternative may solely get well to 3rd as LeClair cruised the remainder of the way in which to a maiden win, whereas David MacKay settled for second and barely trimmed his championship deficit within the course of.

The complete Sport Bike recap could be discovered right here:

Native phenom John Fraser bolstered his AIM Insurance coverage Beginner Superbike title bid in a giant method on Saturday, scoring his first profession nationwide victory and taking up the championship lead within the course of.

Fraser didn’t handle the most effective begin aboard his Yamaha machine, however rapidly made up for it as he wrestled the lead away by lap three, going unchallenged the remainder of the competition to maneuver himself away from rival Julien Lafortune.

That was helped largely by a crash from Lafortune, which is able to see a full 27-point swing in Fraser’s favour, whereas fellow native rider Tim Storer did him some favours by charging to a robust second place forward of Mavrick Cyr, with {the teenager} scoring his first Beginner nationwide podium.

Fraser added one other victory on dwelling soil within the Beginner Sport Bike class, overcoming a quick problem from Alexandre Michel earlier than cruising to a dominant win by practically 20 seconds.

The rising star cuts his championship deficit to only 12 factors within the course of regardless of the most effective efforts of championship chief Paul Etienne Courtois to restrict the injury in second, with Michel finally fading again to 3rd and the ultimate podium spot.

One other native identify discovered the highest step of the rostrum within the Tremendous Sonic Race College Light-weight class, as Vincent Wilson took his first profession nationwide victory to maneuver to 3rd within the championship battle.

Wilson received a dramatic contest after an exhilarating battle with fellow native star Avery Hart, a duel that got here to an unlucky conclusion as Hart crashed out on the ultimate lap. That in flip promoted Bryce DeBoer to second, who was the most important winner of the day as he closes to inside simply eight factors of championship chief Evan Moriarity.

East coast racing legend Gary McKinnon scored his first victory within the Light-weight Professional/Am, conquering the Professional division and the general grid forward of an exhilarating battle for second behind him.

That battle was received by championship chief Jared Walker, however by simply inches after a late cost from native professional Richard Thompson, who made a terrific restoration from pit lane after lacking the beginning.

Hart salvaged his day with a win within the Beginner division of the Professional/Am, beating DeBoer and Grant Nesbitt of their cut up class outcomes, as DeBoer now opens up a five-point benefit in these ranks.

The complete outcomes from Saturday’s motion could be discovered on the collection’ official web site.



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