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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…

NEWS: Toronto Supershow Pics

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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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



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…