NEWS: A Pair of Second Place Finishes for Leon at Round 4 of the RACE Superseries

Monday, August 7, 2017

The end of July was very busy for Michael Leon and the Royal Distributing Racing Team.  After the return from the Eastern swing of the CSBK Shubenacadie Race, the team attended the 4th round of the RACE Superseries (July 28-30) held at the Shannonville Motorsport Park.  The team left the RACE weekend with a pair of second place finishes, and followed that up with some testing at Calabogie in preparation for the CSBK season finale.

The 4th round of the RACE Superseries was held on the very tight Nelson circuit, the original layout of SMP.  While this track makes passing difficult and challenging for superbikes, it sure provides exciting racing.

The heat races on Saturday were a bit of a struggle for Leon.  During the Open Sprint heat race, Michael was keeping pace with fellow S1000RR, and friend, Jeff Williams, when his left handlebar came loose, forcing him to finish the last lap with just one.  He was able to finish 4th.  Leon would start on the outside of the first row for the Open Sprint Final. Read more…

NEWS: 4th and 5th Place for Royal Distributing at Nova Scotia Double Header

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Racer Michael Leon had solid results at the Mopar Canadian Superbike double header weekend held at the tight and twisty Atlantic Motorsport Park July 15th and 16th. The Royal Distributing sponsored rider finished 5th in the Saturday race on his BMW S1000RR Superbike and improved for a 4th place finish during Sunday’s race.

Michael traveled with his wife and two daughters to the region for a family vacation prior to the event, visiting throughout New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. They even had the chance to visit Glace Bay, NS, Michael’s father’s home town. The small vacation was beneficial and allowed Michael some time to recover from the bumps and bruises that he sustained when he crashed out of the podium chase at the previous St Eustache event, a few weeks prior. Crew chief, Kyle Blakely also took advantage of the eastern swing of the CSBK series to take a vacation with his wife and 5 month old daughter. The team arrived ready to go! Read more…

NEWS: Roadracingworld.com article

Monday, June 19, 2017

NEWS: 6th Place for Leon at CSBK Season Opener.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Michael Leon raced to a sixth place finish at the opening round of the 2017 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, held on May 28th at the Shannonville Motorsport Park’s Pro Track. Michael had qualified in 7th for the event, with a time of 1:05.492 seconds, a personal best at the time. The pace was faster than last years event, with 6 riders qualifying in the 1:04s.

The team was fortunate to have setup help from well known chassis and suspension man, Dale Rathwell. “I’ve know Dale for a long time but had never really worked with him as a rider, one on one. It was awesome. He made it out for some testing at the regional, the weekend before, and even showed up for Sunday’s races. We still have the support from Ohlins with Jon Cornwell too. There’s a lot of knowledge behind me and we managed to improve the bike. My best lap in the race was a full second faster than my best race lap last year at this track. Unfortunately, everyone went faster too.” remarked Michael.

Leon had a great start from the second row and was 4th on the first lap. He was able to hang on to the lead group for the first part of the race before dropping off the pace a bit. Read more…

NEWS: Royal Distributing and Michael Leon Celebrate 10th Year of Roadracing Together

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Veteran racer Michael Leon will once again represent Royal Distributing in the 2017 Canadian Superbike Championship.  This will mark the 10th season that Leon will compete under the Royal Distributing banner.  The team’s program will be very similar to last year, with Michael competing on the 2016 BMW S1000RR Superbike that he rode to 4th place overall in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship and won the RACE Superseries Pro Superbike Championship.

The long relationship between Leon and Royal Distributing began in 2008, when he raced for the KTM Canadian Thunder Factory effort which was sponsored by Royal Distributing alongside the KTM Canadian Motocross team.    Since then, Michael has received support from the large motorsport apparel and accessory retailer.  “John Mochrie and Scott Spark have made it a pleasure to represent Royal.  They are huge motorsports fans they really enjoy seeing their presence out there, from Roadracing to Motocross, Snowmobile racing and even auto racing.  It have been fun to keep such a long relationship, which is rare in motorsports.  They are great people to work with and reperesent.” commented Michael. Read more…

NEWS: Performance Friction and Perry Performance & Competition

Friday, January 13, 2017

PF Logo combo 3We are proud to announce that we will be using Performance Friction brake pads on our BMW S1000RR Superbike in 2017. PFC is considered one of the best available for stopping power and feel. We can’t wait to try them out in the spring. The support has been arranged by our good friends at Perry Performance & Competition in Laval. They specialize in auto performance and are well known in that industry for providing go-fast parts for car tuning and racing. Read more…

NEWS: Toronto Supershow Pics

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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NEWS: Michael Leon Receives Special Awards at the RACE Superseries Awards Banquet

Friday, November 11, 2016

trophiesRoyal Distributing rider, Michael Leon and his team, capped off the racing season in Belleville at the RACE Superseries Awards Banquet held on Saturday, November 5th.  RACE officials, CRCA Marshalls, fellow racers, friends, and family members joined together to celebrate a great season of racing and all the hard work done by those who contributed to the Race Superseries’ events Shannonville.

At the Banquet, Michael was awarded with trophies for the Pro Superbike Championship, the Open Sprint Championship and the RACE number one plate for 2017.  He, and crew chief Kyle Blakely, were also the recipient of some special awards that are voted on by the racers, crew members, racers’ family members, RACE officials, and the CRCA Marshalls.

Kyle received the Danny Rae / John Nelson Tuning Achievement Award in recognition for his efforts preparing the Royal Distributing BMW S1000RR Superbike this season. Read more…

NEWS: Leon Wins The 2016 RACE Pro Superbike Championship at Shannonville

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Royal Distributing’s Michael Leon capped off the 2016 season with a perfect weekend of racing at the final round of the RACE Superseries at Shannonville Motorsport Park.  He rode the Royal Distributing / BMW Motorrad Canada / Pro 6 Cycle S1000RR Superbike, fitted with Dunlop N-Tec Slick tires, to victory in each of the 5 races that he started during the weekend.  In the process, he clinched the Pro Superbike Championship as well as the Open Sprint Championship and earned the RACE number One plate for 2017.  Michael previously won the Championship in 2012. Read more…

NEWS: On TV Next Friday !

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Da-plein-gazon’t miss the next episode of À Plein Gaz, Friday, September 23rd at 7pm on Unis TV. You’ll see the 2nd race of the Canadian Superbike Championship held in St-Eustache. The show follows Sebastien Tremblay and I throughout the weekend.

Ne manquez pas le prochain épisode de “À Plein Gaz”, vendredi le 23 septembre à 19h sur le canal Unis TV. Vous verrez la 2ème manche du Championnat Superbike à St-Eustache. L’ émission suit Sebastien Tremblay et moi tout au long du weekend.

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