The Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship will be expanding to six rounds next season, announcing their provisional 2024 calendar for all national classes.
The schedule follows mostly the same rotation as 2023, but with one important distinction: a return to RAD Torque Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta. The national tour hasn’t raced west of Ontario since the last trip to what was then called Castrol Raceway in 2015, but a renewed focus on racing in Western Canada will begin with the trip to Edmonton next summer.
The 14-turn, 2.7 km circuit will be the host of round three on the 2024 slate, set for June 21-23. Immediately afterwards, the Bridgestone CSBK series will host a mid-season test at nearby Rocky Mountain Motorsports, with the goal of adding the Calgary venue to the 2025 calendar.
Jordan Szoke won both races in CSBK’s first and only appearance at RAD Torque, and will be one of the only names expected to return to the circuit for a second time next season. However, there will be no lack of familiarity amongst 2023’s breakout western stars, including Alberta natives Paul Macdonell and John Laing who will lead the charge in their home venue for the first time as national riders.
It’s otherwise a similar calendar to this past season, as the year will begin and end at Shannonville Motorsport Park with the pro track layout in round one and long track configuration in round six.
Grand Bend Motorplex will again host round two, while the trip east to Atlantic Motorsport Park shifts to round four and after the unofficial mid-season break following RAD Torque.
The famed annual Canadian Tire Motorsport Park event will remain as the penultimate round, but will run slightly earlier than usual as the weekend now kicks off Bike Week at CTMP, with more exciting additions to the event planned for 2024.
Provisional 2024 Bridgestone CSBK Schedule
Round 1 – Shannonville Motorsport Park – May 17-19
Round 2 – Grand Bend Motorplex – June 7-9
Round 3 – RAD Torque Raceway – June 21-23
Round 4 – Atlantic Motorsport Park – July 12-14
Round 5 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – August 9-11
Round 6 – Shannonville Motorsport Park – August 30-September 1
The Canadian Superbike Championship has not run a six-round schedule since 2009, when Szoke held off Brett McCormick to win the Canada Cup. However, that season saw just one doubleheader at CTMP, meaning 2024 will likely feature a record number of races in the feature class.
The full breakdown of races for each national category is yet to be confirmed, with more details to be provided at a later date. Additional info regarding pre-season and mid-season tests will also be announced shortly.
For more information on the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship, visit www.csbk.ca.
Main picture: The 2024 Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship calendar was released today with six rounds scheduled from Nova Scotia to Alberta. Photo credit: Rob O’Brien / CSBK.
Source: Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship