Extra, from a press launch issued by CSBK/Skilled Motorsports Productions:
Dumas continues Calabogie perfection with race one victory over Younger
Calabogie, ON – Alex Dumas’ epic run at Calabogie Motorsports Park continued on Saturday, because the defending CSBK Professional Superbike champion received race one of many spherical two doubleheader to maintain his unbeaten streak at CMP alive and lower his championship deficit to simply six factors.
Dumas received all 4 contests at Calabogie final season and thus entered because the heavy favorite in his return, a case that was solely bolstered when he captured the BS Battery pole place earlier on Saturday aboard his Liqui Moly/Quick College Suzuki.
That benefit was rapidly erased, nevertheless, when rival Ben Younger obtained an excellent begin off the road, main the sector into flip one and thru the primary few corners. His lead was simply as short-lived, although, as Dumas immediately returned the favour in flip 5 and by no means appeared again from there.
“I didn’t get one of the best begin, however I obtained a greater launch out of three and I used to be capable of outbreak Ben into 5,” Dumas mentioned. “From there I simply tried to place in a bunch of excellent laps, and rode a extremely good race to the tip.”
It was a combined bag in second for Younger, who will probably be disenchanted with the seven-point swing in Dumas’ favour however nonetheless appeared robust as he debuted his model new Van Dolder’s Residence Group BMW M1000RR.
“It was our first weekend on the ‘M’, and there’s nonetheless a number of issues to kind out, however I felt good and I’m joyful to nonetheless be right here on the rostrum,” Younger mentioned. “We knew it could be a bit powerful right here, however we’re going to work by means of the night time and are available again stronger tomorrow to place it on the highest of the field.”
It appeared like a foregone conclusion that Dumas and Younger could be joined by Trevor Daley on the rostrum, with Daley overcoming a sluggish begin to latch onto the again of Younger in third aboard his OneSpeed Suzuki.
Nonetheless, Daley had an enormous crash exiting flip eight with simply 4 laps to go, handing the ultimate podium spot to Sebastien Tremblay. It was a long-awaited return to the rostrum for Tremblay, who hadn’t stepped on the Superbike rostrum since 2015.
“It’s unlucky for Trevor, however I’ll take it. It feels actually good to be again up right here,” Tremblay mentioned. “I’ve been drained all weekend and didn’t actually know the place I might find yourself, so I’m very pleased with this end result.”
The rostrum will propel Tremblay to fourth within the general standings and transfer Kawasaki to 3rd within the Constructors behind BMW and Suzuki, although Daley restricted the injury for Suzuki after re-mounting to complete eighth.
Samuel Guerin charged to fourth after a rollercoaster race, climbing as excessive as third on lap one and falling as little as seventh earlier than finally stealing fourth once more on the ultimate lap aboard his EFC Group BMW.
Guerin in the end stole that spot from Michael Leon, although the robust fifth-place end will nonetheless propel the Royal Distributing BMW rider again into the highest ten general as he recovers from a tough-luck opening spherical.
One other new title was added to the record of Liqui Moly Professional Sport Bike winners on Saturday, as Elliot Vieira correctly entered the title battle together with his first ever Professional nationwide victory over pole-sitter Trevor Dion.
Dion was the person out entrance for nearly the whole lot of the race, however was hounded by Vieira and David MacKay behind, with Vieira launching a number of unsuccessful cross makes an attempt into flip eight alone. This finally led to Dion stretching out a modest hole, however Vieira someway managed to reel all of it again in on the ultimate lap and make the decisive transfer in flip six.
“It feels so wonderful, I don’t know what to say,” mentioned an emotional Vieira. “I made a decision to simply comply with Trevor and see how he would do, and on the finish his tempo began to fade so I simply threw one other transfer in there and it caught!”
The win propels Vieira to simply 9 factors behind Dion, because the Snow Metropolis Yamaha rider will look to hold his momentum into Sunday and erase that deficit fully. As for Dion, it was a disappointing end in what was an in any other case stunning day, as he exceeded all expectations to bag pole place and a stable second-place end for the LDS Consultants Kawasaki crew.
The rostrum will protect a slim title lead for Dion, however his greatest prize could also be that he elevated his hole over MacKay in third, who ran with the lead duo early on however was by no means capable of make a correct overtake. The Quick Firm Kawasaki rider will now fall to twenty factors behind Dion, however with a possibility to make up for it on Sunday.
The compressed Saturday schedule will result in a pair of occasions shifting to Sunday morning, together with AIM Insurance coverage Novice Superbike qualifying and race one of many Tremendous Sonic Race College Light-weight class, although there was nonetheless motion within the Novice Sport Bike and Light-weight Professional/Am classes.
Bobby Desjardins will begin from pole place in Sunday’s Novice Sport Bike race after crushing the sector for Suzuki, with Yamaha riders Frederic Barnabe and Martin Richard becoming a member of him on the entrance row.
As for the Professional/Am, it was Jared Walker who took one other general race victory to increase his lead within the Professional ranks, holding off a powerful problem from Ryan Vanderputten who completed second on-track however will win the Novice division.
Harvey Renaud and Gary McKinnon accomplished the rostrum within the Professional ranks by ending third and fifth general, whereas newcomer Andrew Cooney completed fourth on-track to take second within the Novice division forward of Bryce DeBoer in seventh throughout the road.
The total outcomes from Sunday’s motion may be discovered on the sequence official web site at csbk.ca.