Young edges Guerin in FP3 ahead of Sunday doubleheader at CTMP

Race one winner Ben Young continued his unbeaten weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday, topping FP3 at round four of the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship.

Young has enjoyed a comfortable advantage all weekend, cruising to a six-second victory on Saturday aboard his Van Dolder’s Home Team BMW, but that lead shrunk dramatically entering races two and three as Sam Guerin pressured him throughout the morning session.

Both riders sat well clear of the rest of the pack for majority of the 15-minute warmup, as Young topped the timesheets with a best lap of 1:21.768, only 0.150 seconds faster than the EFC Group BMW of Guerin.

That produced the same lead quartet as race one, where Alex Dumas fell behind Guerin to third and one spot ahead of Tomas Casas in fourth. Dumas was outside the top-three for the first half of the session before climbing his way up the charts, though the Purple Skull Brewing/Liqui Moly Suzuki rider could only get within 0.522 seconds of Young.

Casas would again place his Parts Canada Yamaha fourth, while the LDS Consultants Kawasaki duo continued in fifth and sixth, though this time swapped from their Saturday finishing order as Trevor Dion narrowly beat teammate Jordan Szoke in FP3.

Szoke put in a last-lap improvement to climb from seventh to fourth, but was then immediately displaced by the same effort from Casas and Dion, putting the rookie Dion in fifth as just over a second covered the top-six.

The feature GP Bikes Pro Superbike class will return for race two at approximately 1 pm ET at the circuit north of Bowmanville, ON, before concluding their weekend with race three just before 4 pm ET. 

Full results from Sunday can be found on the series’ official website at