The Canadian Superbike Championship has updated the standings for the AIM Insurance Amateur Superbike class and would like to issue an official apology after an error on the part of CSBK staff in round one at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
In Sunday’s Amateur Superbike final race, pole-sitter Marc Labossiere crashed out of second place and a red-flag was brought out to help safely clear his BMW off the racing line. Upon returning to the paddock uninjured and with minimal damage to his machine, Labossiere should have been allowed to restart the race at the back of the grid. Instead, CSBK officials wrongly determined that he was not allowed to contest the final four laps.
As a result, CSBK have opted to award Labossiere half the points for a possible victory (12.5 out of the maximum possible 25 points), moving him to third in the AIM Insurance Amateur Superbike Championship standings. None of the other competitors in the Amateur Superbike opener will have their points totals adjusted. There is a precedent for this decision, since CSBK have dealt with similar issues twice in the past.
The series would first and foremost like to apologize to Marc Labossiere and his team, while also apologizing to the other competitors in the class who have had their position in the standings affected by this error.
The updated standings can be found here.