Each of the seven rounds will be shown in a half-hour episode and each episode will consist of the Pro Superbike feature race, once again presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance. The programs will be shown as soon as the weekend following each national round.
“Everyone involved is excited to build on our strong start last year, when the Superbike Series returned to TSN,” said CSBK Executive Producer Michael Taylor of Multiple Media Entertainment. “We know that this opportunity will continue to bring Canadian National motorcycle competition to a wide viewing audience and create new fans of the series. We also know that Superbike Feature race coverage on TSN allows our series to be even more accessible to our existing fan base.”
Canada’s premier motorcycle road racing series made its debut on TSN in 1995. Coverage of events in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship is also available on the official series website, www.csbk.ca, which over the past four years has provided full video coverage of the Pro Superbike and Pro Sport Bike races, as well as selected other races. Major support for the various video coverage applications comes from Dalton Timmis Insurance, Mopar, Motovan and Magneti Marelli.
Long-time voice of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship and experienced motorcycle journalist Frank Wood will handle the race call on the TSN broadcasts. Senior Producer and Editor Judah Purcell, a nine- year veteran of series coverage over several platforms, will lead the on-site team.
On-site production will come from Professional Motorsports Productions, broadcaster of the series for the past 21 seasons. Veteran shooter Derreck Roemer will again serve at the Director of Photography for the entire Mopar CSBK National tour.
“Derreck, Judah and their experienced video crew bring tremendous enthusiasm to the coverage of our series,” said Wood, a former professional flat tracker racer who has called races across North America in his storied career. “We are always working to incorporate new technologies and gear in each broadcast episode, and it should be exciting to see how things evolve for TSN’s coverage of CSBK in 2017.”
Each complete Pro Superbike race will again be shown on the official CSBK site this season on tape delay. The Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike event for middleweight machinery will be available for on-line viewing shortly after the completion of each National round.
Jordan Szoke of Lynden, Ont. will enter the 2017 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship wearing the number 1 plate after dominating the series for a second straight season aboard his Express Lane BMW S1000RR in 2016.
Top challengers to Szoke’s ongoing 11 CSBK Title dynasty include Sturgess Kawasaki’s Kenny Riedmann of Belfountain, Ont., and 2016 Brooklin Cycle Rookie Pro of the year Ben Young from Collingwood, Ont., riding a BMW.