Round 3 and 4 of the Mopar CSBK Canadian Superbike Championship was held at the Atlantic Motorsport Park, located in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. With the help of Laval-Moto/Kawasaki, Tremblay was able to make the trip to the east coast. The 13 hour drive was made on Wednesday with fellow friend and amateur superbike racer Ernest Bernhard. Thursday practice went good until he hit a wall on setup as he was destroying tire after only 10 laps when running quick lap. He decided to still go in that direction for qualifying as he didn’t need the tire to last. Going into the Dalton Timmis insurance qualifying session, Sebastien was able to pull a great lap of 1.09,8 which would have put him fourth place in the last 2 year, but with this year increase in competition it was only good enough for a 6th place on the grid.
“The bike was feeling good in most of the area, but I can’t quite get the roller coaster like it should. We have some ideas of what can be the cause and we’ll make adjustment for tomorrow’s practice.”
With change to the rear suspension and being positive on Saturday morning, The Shaker went into the first race of the weekend. With a great launch off the line, Sebastien was able to get to 5th place in the second corner and held it until lap 7 when Trevor Daley engaged a battle getting the 5th place spot out of Tremblay’s hand. The race pace wasn’t as good as he would of like.
“It’s difficult here for me being alone without the precious help of my brother this weekend. The setup of the bike is far from what we could have achieved.”
With a second chance to improve on Sunday, another change was made to the bike. Morning practice proved to be successful with the bike being much more stable over the bump on the famous roller coaster. The race was to be a nervous one, with light sparkling rain coming 20 minute before the start of the race. With some rain spot on his X-Lite visor, Sebastien went into the race head first and made another good start sitting sixth behind Daley again. He was able to follow him for 12 laps until early lap traffic played its roll and gave Daley a 1.5 second advantage. The Shaker tried giving it a go until he felt his rear tire was already going away on him. With the intention to finish on two wheels, the Kawasaki rider settled for 6th again. He was pleased to see that he was able to pull a lap of 1.09.556 which is another 0.4 second off his personal best.
Next round is scheduled at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario and with momentum of betting his personal best, the team can wait for some great performance out there. With 3 riders being separated by only 11 points for 4th place in the championship, a race you won`t want to miss!
You can follow Sebastien`s journey through this link.
Sebastien would like to thank the people that make this season possible;
Moto-nation – Laval Moto – Kawasaki – Richmond Pharma – Crossfit Laval – Supplement Cx+ - Clarysport/Ixon/X-Lite - Taz Grafix – MobilePG – Centre solution santé - Maxima
From a press release