Young smashes FP2 ahead of Superbike race one on Saturday at CTMP

Ben Young continued his strong form at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park into day two on Saturday, crushing the feature GP Bikes Pro Superbike field in FP2 at the second round of the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship.

Similar to FP1 on Friday – which later set the grid after qualifying was cancelled – the field wasn’t nearly as spread out as the final results show, as a group of five riders swapped places throughout the first half of the 25-minute session.

That initial portion was led by EFC Group BMW rider Sam Guerin with just a half-second covering himself, Young, championship leader Alex Dumas, Trevor Dion, and Tomas Casas, but the pole-sitter began to go to work in the second half of the session as Young gradually pulled away from the pack.

The Van Dolder’s Home Team BMW star would wind up posting a top time of 1:21.820, the only rider to dip into the 1:21 mark as he carries a sizeable 0.620 second advantage into race one over rival Dumas, who climbed to second in the late moments.

Guerin would hang onto third after getting displaced by the Purple Skull Brewing/Liqui Moly Suzuki rider, roughly a second behind Young and squarely between Dumas and Casas in fourth, who put in his best time of the session as time ran out aboard his Parts Canada Yamaha.

Dion would round out the top-five aboard his LDS Consultants Kawasaki, taking over for teammate Jordan Szoke who chose not to go out in FP2, but the rookie ran into mechanical problems near the end of the session and will hope to get things sorted in time for race one at roughly 3 pm ET. 

The field will now turn their heads to the tripleheader slate ahead of them with two races again on Sunday, leaving a crucial points haul on the table as Young attempts to hunt down Dumas in the battle for the feature class Canada Cup.

The full schedule of Saturday’s events can be found on the series’ official website at