Christie Clinches Superbike Title With Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Win
Jodi Christie clinched his first Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship with an emphatic victory in the final round of the season at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.
The 22-year-old from Keene, Ont. took the lead on the opening lap and pulled away to a 15.498 second victory on his Honda CBR1000RR. Christie completed the 16 laps around the famous 3.957 km grand prix track in 20 minutes, 58.683 seconds for an average speed of 181.081km/h.
The win was Christie’s second in five races this season and gave him a total of 242 points in the final Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship standings.
In other action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Kenny Riedmann clinched his first Pro title with a second-place finish in the final round of the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sport Bike Championship, The Belfountain, Ont. rider finished the season with 193 points to the 151 of Christie, who vaulted from fifth to second in the point standings with a dominant win in Sunday’s race.
Riding his Honda CBR600RR, Christie finished the 12-lap race 8.046 seconds ahead of Riedmann on the Castrol Triumph 675.
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Photo – Mopar Pro Superbike champion Jodi Christie poses with the #1 plate and the championship trophy.
Photo Credit – John Walker
BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (August 17) – Results of Sunday’s fifth round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, showing finishing position, rider name, hometown, type of motorcycle and laps completed:
1.Jodi Christie, Keene, Ont., Honda CBR1000RR, 16
2. Marcel Irnie, Kelowna, B.C., BMW S1000RR, 16
3. Trevor Daley, Mississauga, Ont., Honda CBR1000RR, 16
4. Sebastien Tremblay, Longueuil, Que., Kawasaki ZX-10R, 16
5. Kristopher Garvie, Caledon, Ont., Honda CBR1000RR, 16
6. Chris Murray-Audain, Scarborough, Ont., BMW S1000RR, 16
7. Ross Millson, Hamilton, Ont., Suzuki GSX-R1000, 16
8. Franklyn Dominguez, St-Lazare, Que., Kawasaki ZX-10R, 16
9. Marco Sousa, Schomberg, Ont., BMW S1000RR, 16
10. Stephan Houle, Gatineau, Que., Kawasaki ZX-10R, 16
11. Ron Munroe, Beaver Bank, N.S., Kawasaki ZX-10R, 15
Did Not Finish
Philippe Masse, St-Hyacinthe, Que., Kawasaki ZX-6R, 12
Matt McBride, Etobicoke, Ont., BMW S1000RR, 1
Did Not Start
Frank Trombino, Kleinburg, Ont., Aprilia RSV4
Kenny Riedmann, Belfountain, Ont., Triumph 675
Raphael Archambault, Terrebonne, Que., Suzuki GSX-R600
Will Hornblower, Sarnia, Ont., Yamaha YZF-R6
Darren James, North Vancouver, B.C., Buell 1125
Louie Raffa, Ste-Marthe, Que., Honda CBR600RR
Caleb Noiles, Upper Cloverdale, N.B., Honda CBR600RR
Elie Daccache, Newcastle, Ont., Yamaha YZF-R6
Mitch Card, Ripley, Ont., Honda CBR600RR
Time of Race: 20:58.683
Average Speed: 181.081km/h
Margin of Victory: 15.498 secs.
Fastest Lap: 1:22.457 by Jodi Christie on lap 2
Lap Leaders: Jodi Christie, 1-16