Szoke Takes 8ight!
Szoke Takes 8ight!
Motul's Jordan Szoke takes his 8th Canadian Cup Championship!
There was no question during Round #5 on Saturday as Jordan finished an incredibly close second place during an exciting 20 lap battle around the 3.9 km circuit known now as Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Szoke finished a scant 0.118 seconds behind the victor on his BMW S1000RR earning him 252 championship points to secure the title with one full round remaining on Sunday. “How awesome is it to bring the Canada Cup home with me again.” says Szoke. “I have it put back up on the mantle here at home where it has sat for seven years. It felt very strange not having it there last year; I really wanted it extra bad this season.”
Sunday’s Round #6 race had Szoke in the driver’s seat, with his eighth championship firmly secured he was able to race for “the win” instead of for championship points. A fierce battle ensued with three superbike riders battling it out all the way to the final turn. Szoke swapped the lead and ran wide through the last turn to finish another extremely close second place. “What an amazing weekend.” says Szoke “We have had so much success here this weekend I can’t be anything but happy. Although leaving without a win is also a little disappointing. I cannot remember the last time I haven't won at CTMP.”
Szoke not only wrapped up his Superbike title, his Waznie Racing/Parts Canada/BMW Motorrad also won the Inside Motorcycles prestigious ”Team of the Year Award”. “This sport is coveted as an individual sport,” says Szoke “but you cannot win something like this on your own. You have an entire crew behind you that provides you with a safe motorcycle that you can win on and an atmosphere to feel comfortable in. Thank you to my entire team: John Cornwell, Derek Uttley, Matt Van Tilborg, Jean Bancroft, Dan Fargo, my mom Sandy, my dad Bob, and my wife Amy. We also can’t forget our sponsors that made this team a reality.”
To watch Szoke in action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park visit CSBK TV:
Photo courtesy of Brian Couture and photobob