The entire landscape of the R.A.C.E. SuperSeries championships changed last weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park. In one split second, with one tiny mistake, the entire season and the hunt for another #1 plate was lost to Royal Distributing sponsored Michael Leon. While leading the Open Sprint contest earlier in the day, Leon lost an edge and tumbled heavily off track in corner 3, sending the reigning champion to the hospital. While Leon sat in the emergency department, his championship dreams came to an end, as did his chance to race and try to recapture the series Pro Superbike championship.
In preparation for updates with the various spec tire options at Mopar CSBK National events in 2018, Dunlop official supplier Pro6 will be testing some new rubber this weekend at Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON. During the final round of the RACE Super Series, September 22-24, Canadian racers will get their first look at new tires specifically designed for the Lightweight and Middleweight race categories.
With Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike confirmed as a new category at Canadian National rounds in 2018, Dunlop have announced a new spec tire for the class, the Q3 Plus. Designed for small displacement, production-based racers, the Sportmax Q3 Plus made its debut in the KTM RC Cup races at the final two MotoAmerica rounds of 2017, earlier this month at New Jersey and Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama.