BOWMANVILLE, ON (July 18, 2019) - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) has announced a new partnership with BMW Motorrad Canada that will see the premium motorcycle brand become presenting sponsor of the Superbike Doubleheader race weekend at the legendary road course for the next two years.
The Superbike Doubleheader presented by BMW Motorrad features Canada’s top motorcycle riders competing in back-to-back points races August 9-11 for the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. Titles will be decided during the Superbikes' premier stop of the season, and racing in other national classes will include Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Superbike, Amateur Sport Bike, and Amateur Lightweight Sport Bike.
“It’s great to welcome BMW Motorrad back to CTMP as a major partner on Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing weekend,” said CTMP President and General Manager, Myles Brandt. “They share our vision for growing this event beyond motorsport fans and making it one of the highlights of the year for anyone interested in the motorcycle lifestyle.”
BMW Motorrad Mopar Pro Superbike rider Ben Young of Collingwood, ON, who currently leads the series and had his best CTMP performance ever in 2018 with a win and a second-place finish, will come into the season finale looking to clinch his first Pro Superbike title. BMW Motorrad riders have won seven of the past eight Canadian Superbike championships.
“We at BMW Motorrad Canada are very pleased to extend our partnership with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the next two years by becoming the presenting sponsor of the Superbike Doubleheader Weekend,” said Chris Duff, Manager, Motorrad Marketing for BMW Motorrad Canada. “The final round of the Canadian Superbike Championship always provides the best racing action of the season and attracts a large fan base we aim to get our motorcycles in front of. Our S 1000 RR has dominated the podium for the past decade and with a new model set to release, the Superbike Doubleheader presented by BMW Motorrad is the perfect fit for us to showcase the next generation of the BMW S 1000 RR.”
In addition to the on-track racing action, the Superbike Doubleheader presented by BMW Motorrad includes stunt shows, a movie night, demo rides and the kid-friendly CTMP Marketplace. Children 16 and under are admitted free to the event when accompanied by a paying adult. Weekend camping passes are available for tents, pop-up trailers and RV's.
About BMW Group Canada
BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI. BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs and protection products on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total network of 50 BMW automobile retail centres, 22 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 30 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.
About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.
From a press release