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…