Reigning CSBK Pro Superbike champion and 14-time National title-winner Jordan Szoke will once again sport the iconic #1 plate in 2021, after a unanimous decision from the MCC granted the honour to Szoke for his sweep of the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign.
Szoke, riding for the Canada General Warranty Kawasaki team, won both races at the Calabogie invitational in July of 2020 before sweeping the Round 2 doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in August. Series officials were hopeful of securing at least a third round in the championship, but the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately made that an impossibility – making the two-round season the shortest since the inaugural championship in 1980.
Quebec City’s Alex Dumas, a rising star on the MotoAmerica tour in the United States, will switch to the Canadian Superbike Championship aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000 in 2021. The 18-year-old Dumas, currently studying to become a pilot, will focus on action north of the border in 2021, but aims to attend the last American races of the season once the Canadian tour is complete.
“The plan is eventually to return to MotoAmerica,” confirmed Dumas, getting ready to solo in his ongoing flight school activity in Quebec City. “But we couldn’t make a program happen in the U.S. while I am working on my flying, and that is the priority for 2021.”