Pre-Season Testing: Szoke Paces Morning Session

April 15, 2008


April 15, 2008
John Hopkins

JENNINGS, Fla.  Two-time defending national champion Jordan Szoke set the pace in Tuesday mornings opening test session for the Parts Canada Superbike Championship competitors at JenningsGP.

Szoke was fastest in both the Superbike and Yoshimura Pro 600 Sport Bike classes. Riding his Canadian Kawasaki Motors Kawasaki ZX-6R the Brantford, Ont. rider toured the 2.0-mile circuit in one minute, 16.379 seconds.  In his first ride aboard the brand new ZX-10R Superbike, Szoke recorded a 1:16.728.  "To have that sort of time right away on the Superbike is really impressive", Szoke said. "Its an all-new motorcycle and we still have a lot to figure out. The 600 has obviously been developed over a year, but were faster than we went here last year with it".

 Third in Superbike was Szokes Canadian Kawasaki Motors teammate Brett McCormick of Saskatoon. The 2007 HJC Pro Rookie of the Year set a best time of 1:17.703 on his ZX-10R.  

The Parts Canada Superbike riders will have another test session Tuesday afternoon before wrapping up this preseason test with a full day of track time on Wednesday.

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