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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NEWS: Leon Places 4th Overall in The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

CSBK Mosport Michael and TrevRoyal Distributing’s Michael Leon had another strong weekend, with 5th and 6th place finishes in the final two races of the season at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.  He rode the Kyle Blakely tuned, Royal Distributing / BMW Motorrad Canada / Pro 6 Cycle S1000RR.  As a result, Leon completes the season in 4th place overall in the final point standings of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.  This is a career best result for the Beaconsfield, Quebec rider. Read more…

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

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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…

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016