Round 5 Report: Samuel Desmarais

The final weekend of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship took place at the prestigious Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) circuit in Ontario.  This is where I had a big crash last year and unfortunately, I broke my arm. Despite this bad experience, this weekend was a big achievement for my career.  Not only was I able to ride all weekend, I won the title of "Brooklin Cycle Pro Rookie of the Year" and I also finished 5th in the Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike championship and 10th in the Mopar Pro Superbike championship with my Kawasaki Ninja ZX -6R!!!

Here are the details of my weekend:

Thursday was a practice day. It was the first time I returned to this circuit since my accident. I was a little nervous at the beginning, but soon found my rhythm.  I had a lot of fun because this track remains one of the most beautiful in Canada.

Friday was the day of qualifying. This consisted of a 25-minute session for each category. In this session, our best-timed lap would decide where we would be starting for Saturday’s race. Sport Bike we ended up qualifying 6th and 18th in Superbike. This circuit does not favour the Sport Bike (600cc) machines which has a class limit of 125 horsepower compared to the Superbikes (1000cc) machines that have a limit of 200 horsepower.  It is a track that has big sweeping corners and one of the longest straightaways in Canada.

Saturday was the day of the first races. It was a difficult day for me because I would have liked to perform better in both categories. However, I am still satisfied with my results: I finished 6th in Sport Bike and 17th in Superbike.

Sunday was the last races of the year. These races would therefore decide my overall ranking in the championships. During the Sport Bike race, I had a very good battle with my competitors to finally finish in 5th position, giving me 5th in the final ranking of the championship!  In the Superbike race, I finished in 17th position: giving me 10th in the final ranking of the championship, and first among the new recruits in the Pro Superbike category (Pro rookie of the year)!

I am very proud of myself since I had an extraordinary season during which I gained a lot of experience. I also achieved the goals I had set for myself at the start of the year: To finish in the top 5 in the Sport Bike championship, win the Pro rookie of the year title, and finish in the top 15 in the Superbike championship, all with my 600cc Kawasaki.

To achieve all this, I had to work very hard and stay focused throughout the year. Nevertheless, in the end, I could never have done it without the people and companies that support me. A huge thank you to everyone.

Équipements les chutes

Kawasaki Canada

Playground Poker Club

Pro 6 Cycle & Dunlop

Gulf oil Canada

TP distribution

Pete’s Superbike

DP Brakes

Pat Moto Sport

ASM motosport

RRRacing & Robert Roston


2bfit Lasalle


Herve Remetter for helping me all the year for the mecanic at the race track

Patrice Goyette from MPG moto who help me at every race to set up my suspension and my bike

And finally, the most important, my dad, my mom and my grandmother!

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