NEWS: 2018 CSBK Scheduled released

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


The MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship will consist of 7 races held during 5 events in 2018. The Royal Distributing Superbike Team is busy finalizing the details to once again field the BMW S1000RR Superbike in the Pro Superbike class.

May 25-27: Shannonville Motorsport Park

June 8-10: Grand Bend Motorplex

June 29 – July 1: Autodrome St-Eustache

July 19-22: Atlantic Motorsport Park

August 10-12: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

 

Click the image of the schedule to jump to the CSBK website for more information about the series.  We hope to announce details of the team’s 2018 program very shortly and look forward to greeting racing fans at the track next summer!

NEWS: Leon Sidelined With Concussion At RACE SuperSeries Finale, Loses Out on Chance to Retain Number 1 Plate.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The final race weekend of the 2017 racing season was disappointing for the Royal Distributing Superbike Team. Rider, Michael Leon, went into the final double header event of the 2017 calendar with the points lead in both the RACE Pro Superbike and Open Sprint Championships. Unfortunately, a crash in the first final of the weekend, on Saturday morning, forced Michael to retire from action for the weekend with a concussion. As a result, he conceded the championship battles to rivals Eli Daccache and Jeff Williams.

“On the second lap of the Open Sprint race I passed Jeff to take the lead, heading into corner two. He counter-attacked and came past on the inside of me between corner two and three. We believe that my handle bar or brake protector snagged Jeff’s boot while we were side by side and set off the crash. Read more…

VIDEO: Shubie, Pro SBK Race July 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

NEWS: Leon on Pace at MOPAR Canadian Superbike Finale

Friday, August 25, 2017

Michael Leon capped off the 2017 CSBK season with a 5th place finish, just 1.069 seconds behind the race winner, at the final race of the MOPAR Canadian Superbike series held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, last Sunday, August 20th. In the previous day’s Superbike race, the Royal Distributing rider finished 6th aboard his BMW S1000RR Superbike. The 2 finishes allowed him to move up to 6th place overall in the series points standings, despite crashing out of the Quebec round back in June.

Regular team crew chief Kyle Blakely of Windmill Motorsports and Machine and team mechanic, Joe Gervais, were joined by motorcycle suspension expert Dale Rathwell in preparing and tuning the Royal Distributing S1000RR Superbike for the final race of the National series. During the Thursday track day, they focused on getting a good setup to be able to turn fast laps on the medium compound rear tire.

Friday, the team switched gears and began to focus on a setup for a fast lap in timed qualifying. That afternoon, Leon qualified 6th fastest during the special Superpole session with a time of 1.21:837 seconds. During this special session, unique to the last race of the year, the top 11 riders from the first part of qualifying were invited to try an ultra sticky Q tire provided by Pro Cycle and Dunlop. These tires provide a dramatic increase in rear grip but last only for approximately 2 laps before their performance decreases. “This year, I started to get the hang of the Q tire. What an experience. There is so much side grip, each time you open the throttle you regret not getting on it sooner and harder.” Commented Michael. He bettered his time from the first part of qualifying on a standard soft tire by just over a full second. Read more…

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…