NEWS: Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rain and cold temperatures invaded Round 2 of the RACE Superseries, this past weekend, at Shannonville’s Pro Track.  Despite qualifying well on Saturday, the difficult conditions got the better of both Royal Distributing / MBP riders, Michael Leon and Tony Stufko, during Sunday’s final events.

Michael’s best performance of the weekend was during the rainy Saturday Pro Superbike heat race.  He qualified on the front row with a 4th place finish riding the team’s Ducati 1198S on Dunlop rain tires.  Pole was won by Canadian BMW factory rider Mike Ferreira, with Triumph mounted Kenny Riedmann second and Alex Welsh riding his new Suzuki to third.

Tony stole the show during the Saturday Amateur Superbike timed qualifying session.  He qualified on pole riding his Ducati in the wet conditions, also on Dunlop rain tires. His best lap was 2.2 seconds quicker than his closest competitor.  Read more…

NEWS: Leon on the Pro Superbike Podium!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Royal Distributing / MBP Racing Team returns from the opening round of the 2011 RACE SuperSeries with 5 podium finishes, split between two riders. The event was held on May 1 at Shannonville’s Fabi track.

Rider Michael Leon rode the team’s Guy Martin owned and tuned Ducati 1198S to a third place result in the feature Pro Superbike class, finishing behind Honda mounted riders Jodie Christie and Frank Trombino. This was the first trip to the Superbike podium for the team. New teammate, Tony Stufko, riding his Ducati 848 (with 1040cc kit) finished 5th in the Amateur Superbike class. Also Michael and Tony finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Liquid Cooled Thunder and Heavyweight Sportsman classes. Read more…

VIDEO: Pro Superbike, Shannonville, May 1, 2011

Onboard footage of Royal Distributing / MBP rider Michael Leon of the first 5 laps of the 12 lap Pro Superbike final on May 1st at Shannonville’s Fabi Track during Rd 1 of the 2011 RACE Superseries. Michael chases Jodie Christie, Frank Trombino and Franklin Dominiguez. Unfortunately, Franklin crashes, uninjured on lap 5. Michael finished in 3rd place.