2021 CSBK Round 1 Hindle Riders Report - Part 1

2021 CSBK Round 1 Hindle Riders Report - Part 1




Dumas (#23), Young (#86) and Szoke (#1) at Calabogie Motorsports Park for Round 1


Hindle Riders - Round One Race Report


July 16, 2021 - Calabogie Motorsports Park - The opening round of the 2021 Canadian Superbike Series finally took place July 9-11, 2021 at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Calabogie, Ontario, after a few delays due to the current Covid-19 restrictions. Top Pro Riders came out to compete in the double-header race weekend, which included Amateur and Pro SportBike and Superbike classes, the Amateur Lightweight class, as well as the VRRA Series (Vintage Road Racing Association).


Alex Dumas (#23), aboard the MPG/Liqui Moly/Hindle/Suzuki GSX-R1000, broke a Canadian Superbike record by winning his first ever National debut race. Dumas had been racing in previous years in the MotoAmerica series in the United States.


Dumas was able to get a great launch from the second row, but Jordan Szoke (#1), on the Canada General Warranty/Hindle/Kawasaki ZX-10R was able to get into the lead to hold off Dumas for the first 3 laps, until Dumas made a pass in corner 5.


The gap for first place was shortened rather quickly as 2019 Champion Ben Young (#86), on the VanDolder/Hindle/BMW S1000RR was able to make his way up to second place after a brutal start.


Dumas was able to hold off the lead across the finish line, followed by Young in 2nd place and Szoke in 3rd place.


Ben Young (#86)

Young kept the fast pace on the VanDolder/Hindle/BMW S1000RR


In Race 2, the fight for the podium ended in a very similar fashion as Race 1, with Dumas coming in 1st place, Young in 2nd place and Szoke in 3rd place.


“I was struggling with grip out there which was really hurting our drive, but I thought our corner speed was really strong. The new Kawasakis were phenomenal, so I think we’ll get better as the season goes on,” Szoke said. “Alex has been riding really well in the U.S., and obviously those are some of the best guys in the world, but we aren’t slow up here either.”


Young (#86), Dumas (#23) & Szoke (#1) fighting for the lead


The Pro Superbike Podium looked very similar for Race 1 & 2: Dumas in 1st, Young in 2nd & Szoke in 3rd


In other racing news, Sebastien Tremblay, on the Turcotte Performance/Hindle/Kawasaki ZX6-R dominated the Liqui Moly Pro Sportbike class and set a Sportbike new lap record.


Sebastian Tremblay also took home some early hardware in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike category, overcoming a surprising lap one deficit to teammate Christian Allard to win the opening race of the season.


Tremblay first grabbed the holeshot before the race was red flagged during lap one, and the advantage on the restart went to teammate Christian Allard, on the Turcotte Performance/Hindle/Kawasaki ZX6-R, as he held Tremblay through most of the first lap. Tremblay then passed Allard, holding onto the top position for the remaining duration of the race.


Allard’s second place quickly faded to third as Phillipe Masse, also on a Hindle-powered Kawasaki ZX-6R, made a pass and held onto the second spot across the final line. Masse was pretty emotional on the podium, as he captured his best career Pro finish after overcoming mechanical problems earlier in the week. The final results were: Tremblay in first, Masse in 2nd place and Allard coming in 3rd place.


Sebastien Tremblay, on the Turcotte Performance/Hindle/Kawasaki ZX-6R


Sebastien Tremblay set a pace in the Pro Sport Bike class that could not be beat, setting a new 600 lap record


Mack Weil took home back-to-back wins on his Hindle-powered Kawasaki Ninja 400 in the Lightweight class

In the increasingly popular Pro/Amateur Lightweight class, Mackenzie Weil, on the Motorcyclecourse.com/Hindle/Kawasaki Ninja 400 took home back-to-back wins in Race 1 & Race 2. Jacob Black, on the Hindle-powered Kawasaki Ninja 400, came in 2nd, followed by Mike Maguire (Ninja 400) in 3rd during Race 1. In Race 2, Maverick Cyr (Yamaha YZF-R3) came in 2nd, followed by Jean-Francois Croteau (Yamaha YZF-R3) in 3rd.


Hindle Exhaust Systems is sending out a huge congratulations to all of the Hindle Exhaust riders at the opening round of the 2021 race season!


The series heads to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, August 14-15, 2021 for the second round of the modified 2021 Canadian Superbike Series. For more news, including rider bios and full race results, visit www.csbk.ca.


*Photos and information courtesy of CSBK




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