Alex Dumas will start from pole position for both halves of Saturday’s Pro Superbike feature doubleheader, as the teenage sensation narrowly outpaced rival Ben Young in an exciting YUASA Battery qualifying session at Calabogie Motorsports Park on Friday.
The Liqui Moly MPG/FAST School Suzuki rider picked a perfect time to snatch his first career YUASA pole position, doing so at the season finale with Young just a few points behind in the championship.
Alex Dumas announced his arrival at the Canadian Superbike Championship finale in stellar fashion on Friday, leading the second practice session and setting the overall fastest time of the morning to pace the Pro Superbike field at Calabogie Motorsports Park.
The championship leader settled for second-fastest in FP1 as title rival Ben Young topped the charts with a time of 2:02.484, but Dumas obliterated those times in FP2, nearly setting a new lap record with a time of 2:00.640.
Riders competing in the Canadian Superbike Championship finale will pay tribute to the late Yvon Duhamel at Calabogie Motorsports Park this weekend, as all competitors will be issued a special “YD17” tech sticker for the two-day special event, September 17-18.
The sticker is a modern re-design of Duhamel’s personal YD17 logo, pictured below on the front windscreen of his Kawasaki KR750. The modern version was designed by Molly Fraser and created by Courtney Bickle of Bickle Racing.