The Canadian National Superbike Championship, CSBK, have announced a variety of updates given the Ontario Provincial Government’s revised Pandemic guidelines from Thursday, May 13. At their most recent briefing yesterday, Ontario’s leadership indicated that the Province would not start to ease current strict restrictions until Wednesday, June 2, at the earliest.
It is unlikely that there will be any spectator events in Ontario this summer, however CSBK and our partners are prepared to operate as we did in 2020.
CSBK will not conduct 2021 National events until the border with Quebec opens and allows Quebec-based competitors to race outside their home province.
CSBK have cancelled the planned opening of the National tour, a Pro Superbike only event originally set for Calabogie Motorsports Park on June 5. The first-ever Pro 6 GP Race Series round, scheduled for the same time at Calabogie, has also been cancelled. Pro 6 is exploring an alternate date later in the season at Calabogie Motorsports park to maintain their 4 race championship series.
The current plan has the full CSBK National tour starting at Grand Bend Motorplex in western Ontario June 11-13. Grand Bend will be the first event to offer 2021 coverage on The Sports Network, TSN, with separate episodes devoted to each of two Pro Superbike Feature races.
However, there is concern that a possible extension of travel restrictions due to COVID-19 might affect this initial Grand Bend National date.
CSBK staff aim to provide further scheduling information as soon as the Ontario Provincial government have updated guidelines for restrictions, likely in late May. In the meantime, the rest of the 2021 Schedule remains to be confirmed, awaiting these updates on Provincial rules and stay-at-home guidelines.
The first round of the new Pro 6 GP regional Race Series is rescheduled to July 10-11, also likely combined with a CSBK National date at Calabogie Motorsports Park, south west of Ottawa, ON.
The Pro 6 TRAC School schedule for Calabogie Motorsports Park, May 22-23, will be rescheduled for the first appropriate later date. Many planned TRAC School participants are aiming to race in the Pro 6 GP and CSBK events in 2021.