The 2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship schedule has been announced and noticeably missing this year are races at the Ontario tracks in Calabogie and Shannonville.
“We are facing tough economic times and that has thrown up some challenges this off-season,” said Colin Fraser of Professional Motorsports Productions, organizer of the Canadian superbike championship. “But the national series has a proud history and it was important for us to present as strong a series as we could. We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Superbike nationals and we are looking forward to another exciting season.”
Calabogie Motorsports Park was a popular addition to the national tour in 2008 and 2009 and organizers say there is hope that the series will return to the venue in 2011, economic climate and track upgrades permitting.
In order to maintain a full seven event schedule, two more doubleheader races have been added to the 2010 season. Race City Motorsport Park in Calgary, Bowmanville, Ontario’s Mosport International Raceway and Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, NS. will each stage a pair of feature races next summer, while a single-rounder at Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, QC. opens the series on May 28-30.
“We have had a great deal of success with doubleheader events in the past, particularly at Mosport,” said Fraser . “This format provides excellent value to our fans and competitors, which is an important consideration in these challenging economic times.”
The 2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship will include classes for Parts Canada Pro Superbike, Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike, Armour Bodies Amateur Sport Bike, the Honda CBR125R Challenge and a new Sports Twins Pro/Am division.
The Sports Twins class will replace the long-running Suzuki SV650 National Cup and will be similar to the now defunct Thunder class in Canada and Moto-ST endurance program in the U.S. It will be open to liquid-cooled twins producing no more than 75 horsepower and air-cooled twins of up to 90 horsepower, with horsepower enforced on the official series Dynojet Dynamometer.
The Pro Honda Oils Women’s Cup is tentatively scheduled to share the bill with the regular national classes at ICAR and Mosport.
As in 2009, television coverage of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship is again planned, with eight one-hour episodes being produced for TSN HD and TSN.
2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship Schedule
Round 1 May 28-30 Circuit ICAR Mirabel, QC
Round 2 June 24-27 Race City Motorsport Park Calgary, AB
Round 3 June 24-27 Race City Motorsport Park Calgary, AB
Round 4 July 8-11 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, ON
Round 5 July 8-11 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, ON
Round 6 Aug. 5-8 Atlantic Motorsport Park Shubenacadie, NS
Round 7 Aug. 5-8 Atlantic Motorsport Park Shubenacadie, NS