Justin Marshall moving to Pro Twins aboard new Suzuki GSX-8R

Justin Marshall will pilot the recently introduced Suzuki GSX-8R for the first time in the Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship this season, joining the Pro Twins category for the 2024 campaign.

A regular frontrunner in the Lightweight divisions over the last two seasons, Marshall will now graduate to the larger GSX-8R with the support of Pete’s Superbike and 613 Motorsports, headlining a revamped Pro Twins class after its debut on the national calendar last year. 

Marshall finished fourth overall in the Super Sonic Amateur Lightweight championship last season, scoring a podium in round one and five top-five finishes, and has scored three national podiums since joining the series full-time in 2019. 

The Crysler, Ontario native also captured the 2019 IBEW Top Rookie award in the Lightweight class, finishing tenth in the final championship order with points finishes in all but two races. 

Despite his success in the smaller Lightweight division, Justin and the Pete’s Superbike Suzuki team believe the switch to the larger and faster GSX-8R will be a more comfortable fit in 2024, as he aims to become the second ever Pro Twins champion after its introduction in 2023. 

While this will be the first time Marshall races in the Twins class at the national level, he does have previous experience regionally, piloting a Suzuki SV650 for four years between 2015-2018 – experience he will carry over to the GSX-8R. 

The most recently homologated machine in the CSBK paddock, the GSX-8R debuted with flying colours at the opening MotoAmerica round in Daytona last month, as Rocco Landers finished fifth and second in two Twins Cup races, and Marshall hopes to continue that success on Canada’s tighter circuits.

“I’m really excited to show off how capable the GSX-8R is in race trim,” Justin said. “I can’t wait to help continue the success of Suzuki in the CSBK series aboard this new machine.”

Suzuki captured the inaugural Pro Twins championship with Andrew Van Winkle aboard an SV650 last season, and now Marshall will lead the charge to defend their crown aboard the brand’s newest model, released earlier in 2024.

That effort will begin with the opening round of the CSBK season at Shannonville Motorsport Park next month, May 17-19. The six-round championship will conclude at Shannonville – Marshall’s home track – in September.

Justin would like to thank Pete’s Superbike, 613 Motorsports, Bickle Racing, and Hindle Exhausts for their valued support ahead of and throughout the 2024 season. 

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