NEWS: Solid Results For Leon At Atlantic Motorsport Park

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

13731705_10154142911830622_4391955339439043599_nRoyal Distributing rider Michael Leon put in another solid weekend of racing at Atlantic Motorsport Park with 4th and 5th place finishes at the July 16-17 CSBK Mopar double header event. Michael rode the team’s Royal Distributing BMW Motorrad / Pro 6 Cycle sponsored 2016 S1000RR.

The team had high expectations heading into the event. Michael has a sweet spot for Canada’s most eastern road racing circuit. During his Canadian Thunder days, Michael had some excellent results at Shubenacadie including a pole position, a lap record, a race win and had multiple podium finishes. “I always feel like I’m coming home to Shubie. My dad grew up in Glace Bay on Cape Breton and we visited numerous times when I was a kid. The people out here are so sincere and kind, they remind me of my Dad. ” commented Michael. Read more…

NEWS: Superbike Victory For Leon At Shannonville

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Royal Distributing racer Michael Leon won his second RACE Superseries Pro Superbike race of the season, Sunday, July 2, on the Shannonville Nelson circuit.  He rode the Royal Distributing / BMW Motorrad Canada / Pro 6 Cycle 2016 S1000RR Superbike on Dunlop Soft (2662) compound tires to a narrow victory of 0.166 seconds over Yamaha mounted Elie Daccache.  Jim Proulx, also on a Yamaha, finished 3rd. Read more…

NEWS: A Pair of Fifths for Royal Distributing’s Michael Leon in St. Eustache

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Michael Leon leaves his hometown CSBK event sitting 4th overall in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship points race after riding his Royal Distributing / BMW Motorrad Canada / Pro 6 Cycle S1000RR Superbike to fifth place finishes in both of the finals held June 25th and 26th at Autodrome St Eustache. Read more…

NEWS: Fifth Place For Leon at Shannonville Opening CSBK Superbike Race

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Michael Leon Shannonville 1

Photo by Heather Bashow

Michael Leon began the 2016 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship with a 5th place finish on Sunday, May 26 at Shannonville Motorsport Park while riding his Royal Distributing / BMW Motorrad Canada S1000RR. The race was won by Jordan Szoke, with Kenny Reidmann, second, and Matt McBride finishing in 3rd. The event had a notable increase in spectators, and in the number of racers on the starting grid, over many recent years. The race will on TSN, check your local listings.

The weekend started off slow for the Royal Distributing team with Michael struggling a little, and completing practice in 12th and then 9th place in the opening sessions. With help from Jon Cornwell, crew chief Kyle Blakely and Michael discovered and corrected some basic setup flaws. With the S1000RR working a better, Michael was able to decrease his lap times during Saturday morning practice. Without this significant improvement, a competitive race pace would have been doubtful. Read more…

NEWS: Leon Set to Race the Royal Distributing BMW Motorrad Canada S1000RR Superbike in the 2016 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship

Friday, May 27, 2016

LeonS1000RR2Royal Distributing Racing Team News: Leon Set to Race the Royal Distributing BMW Motorrad Canada S1000RR Superbike in the 2016 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.

Montreal based road racer, Michael Leon, will continue his long standing relationship with Royal Distributing who will again be the team’s title sponsor. Royal Distributing is one of Canada’s leading retailers of aftermarket clothing, parts and accessories for on and off road motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and bicycles. Royal Distributing serves customers for 4 Superstores throughout Ontario and through their popular catalog.

The weapon of choice will be a new 2016 S1000RR with support from BMW Motorrad Canada. Last season, Michael demonstrated the BMW to be a true “turnkey” Superbike. In 2015, he had multiple front row starts, several top five finishes. He ended the season 6th overall, despite 2 DNFs crashing out of the lead at St Eustache and crashing from 3rd place at Edmonton. Read more…

VIDEO: Winter Training. Indoor at Action 500 on the YCF150

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

VIDEO: A Lap of Mosport Riding the BMW S1000RR

Friday, September 25, 2015

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NEWS: Leon Ends Season 6th Place Overall In CSBK Superbike

Friday, August 21, 2015

CSBK Mosport Leon lowres

Photo by Pierre Desilets

The Royal Distributing Superbike Team wrapped up the final Mopar Canadian Superbike Event with a 10th and 9th place at Rounds 6 & 7 this past weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Team rider, Michael Leon finished his first season back on a Superbike in 6th overall in the Canadian Superbike Championship.

Qualifying was held on Saturday morning due to heavy rain during the scheduled session on Friday. For the first time this season, Michael was not able to qualify in the top 5. As the first part of qualifying wound down, Michael sat in 8th place and elected to start installing a new Dunlop KR451 2662 (Soft) rear tire to be ready for the Top Ten Superpole Read more…

NEWS: 5th Place at Atlantic Motorsport Park

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Last weekend, the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship visited Atlantic Motorsport Park, located in Shubenaciadie, Nova Scotia, for Canada’s most Eastern round of the series. The Royal Distributing Superbike Team was on hand to compete in the Pro Superbike class with their Royal Distributing / Pro 6 Cylce / Multi-Tact Inc. / BMW S1000RR machine and rider Michael Leon. He finished 5th after a somewhat difficult weekend. Read more…

VIDEO: A lap of Shubie

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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