NEWS: Royal Distributing rider Michael Leon wins the RACE Pro Superbike Championship!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Michael Leon rode his Royal Distributing CBR600RR to a conservative 6th place finish at the final Pro Superbike race of the 2012 RACE SuperSeries, at Shannonville Motorsports Park. The finish earned Michael enough points to win the RACE Pro Superbike Championship and the right to wear the overall #1 plate for the 2013 RACE Series.

The team came to the season finale leading Kawasaki Superbike rider Kris Garvie by a single point in the Superbike standings. Unfortunately, Kris was unable to attend the event due to the passing of his father. The whole team would like to extend their deepest condolences to Kris and the Garvie family at this difficult time.

The Saturday practice sessions and heat races were canceled due to flooding on the track from the heavy rain that fell Friday night. Sunday afternoon’s finals were gridded based on points. Read more…

NEWS: Leon wins at Shannonville, now leads the RACE Superbike Championship by one single point!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Royal Distributing rider Michael Leon dominated the Labour Day weekend races at Shannonville, riding his CBR600RR on Dunlop tires. Michael won both the Pro Superbike and Pro 600 races, extending his lead to more than 7 seconds by each race’s midway point, before settling in to bring home the wins.

The weekend was not without difficulties. The team was forced to sit out Friday practice as crew chief Carlos Carrascosa dealt with a leaking radiator, a reminder of the crash at the previous weekend’s Mosport event. The team borrowed a spare radiator from fellow competitor, Sean Huffman on Friday evening. “I am so thankful to have a friend like Sean. He literally gave us the keys to his house and sent us to his place to pick up the radiator. We were tied in points for second in the Superbike championship, yet he still did everything he could to get us on the grid to settle it on the track. He had already lent me a steering damper and fairing stay. He is a true Sportsman! ” commented Michael. Read more…