Three days of Dunlop tire tests for the Mopar CSBK series at Area27 in British Columbia were completed with a rain-interrupted exclusive event on Wednesday, August 21, following two days in conjunction with the OPP Racing Track Days. Newly crowned Canadian National Champion Ben Young of Collingwood, ON, and 13-time overall title holder Jordan Szoke, from Lynden, ON, did a pair of long runs, taking advantage of slightly cooler conditions compared to the previous two days.
The B.C. venue, near Osoyoos and the U.S. border, offers a great challenge for riders and crews, since the 16 turn, 4.83-kilometer-long layout features a wide range of corners and 109 metered of elevation change per lap. So far, Area27 have not hosted any race events, with track days offering the only sport bike running available.
The Mopar CSBK Championship started their Dunlop Tire Test at the Area27 course near Osoyoos, British Columbia, as guests of OPP Racing’s Track Days on Monday afternoon, August 19. Enjoying an exclusive session as part of OPP’s regular customer event, Jordan Szoke and Ben Young were aboard the same equipment they put on the podium on week earlier in the National series finale at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ON.
Newly-crowned 2020 Mopar CSBK National Champion Ben Young of Collingwood, ON, was pleased with his first day on-course at Area27 Motorsport Park, a 16 turn, 4.82 kilometer long circuit that has a strong reputation as a challenging venue.