Ben Young put on a masterclass of superbike racing this weekend. Typically home to close and dramatic racing, Young dominated at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, winning all three races handily and once again being crowned “King of Mosport”. He has shrunk his point deficit in the championship, now only tailing by 3 points going into the final round.
With some mixed weather on Friday, qualifying positions were determined by the mornings practice session. No points were awarded, though Young would keep up his streak of pole positions for every race this 2023 Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship season.
All three races played out very similarly. From the off, Young got right to business aboard his Van Dolder’s BMW M1000RR, putting in consistent lap times and gaining a strong lead quickly. In both of Sunday’s races, his best lap time was half way through the race, proving the strength of the new Bridgestone tires. Young crossed the line in first position with a healthy lead of 6.5 seconds in race one, 5.2 seconds in race two and over 7 seconds in the last race – a feat which is unheard of at “Mosport”.
Of the weekend, Young had this to say: “The weekend couldn’t have went any better for is. Leading every lap of every race is really comforting for us, truly showing the potential of the M1000RR and our team. We’re really looking forward to the final round of the year”.
With the successful weekend, Young is now the second most-winningest rider in CSBK history. In addition, thanks to Young’s triple wins and a trio of second-place finishes by fellow BMW rider Sam Guerin, BMW now lead in the constructors championship.
The season will conclude with a return to Shannonville Motorsports Park, ON, September 15-17th.
Young’s partners for his 2022 Bridgestone Canadian Superbike Championship season include; BMW Motorrad Canada, Van Dolder’s Home Team, Scot-build Developments Inc, Parts Canada, HJC Helmets, Alpinestars, Hindle Exhaust, Clearlite, Primitive Patterns, DP Brakes, alphaRacing, Vass Performance Cycle, Cartier Racing and Bickle Racing.