Motion Pro sponsored Jodi Christie Racing earns 3 podium finishes at Edmonton on his Rev2equipped Honda CBRs

 
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Edmonton CSBK Race Report

Three podium finishes in difficult weekend for Jodi Christie and the Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies team.

Keene, ON — July 20, 2015 — Over a difficult weekend at Edmonton, AB for rounds 3 and 4 of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship series, Honda Canada/Accelerated Technologies rider Jodi Christie still came away with three podium finishes and retains the points lead in the Hindle Pro Sport Bike class.
 

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The team's pit setup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, AB.
Castrol Raceway in Edmonton is a new venue for the CSBK series, and after attending a local EMRA (Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association) regional event the weekend before the CSBK doubleheader, Jodi was up to speed quickly on both the Honda CBR600RR and CBR1000RR SP in Thursday's opening practice sessions. However, a crash in the afternoon damaged the team's No. 1 CBR1000RR SP enough that it could not be used for the remainder of the weekend, forcing Jodi onto his backup bike for the Superbike class. In Friday's qualifying sessions, Jodi posted a lap on his Honda CBR600RR almost a full second quicker than his nearest competitor to qualify on pole for the Pro Sport Bike class. In Superbike, Jodi qualified in second to title rival Jordan Szoke.
John keeps track of all four bikes by taking lots of notes all weekend.
In Saturday's Pro Sport Bike race, Jodi was fourth off the line while Kenny Riedmann jumped out to an early lead. On the softer of the two Dunlop spec tires available, Riedmann was able to pull out a gap of several seconds, but Jodi - on the harder tire - made an incredible late-race charge to challenge for the lead on the final lap. After passing Riedmann just a few corners from the finish, Jodi crashed in the last corner before the checkered flag. The two riders had pulled out enough of a gap on the field that he was able to remount and finish in third position, for his first podium of the weekend.
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The Honda CBR600RR on the grid for Saturday's Pro Sport Bike race.
Jodi led the first few laps of the Mopar Pro Superbike race before Jordan Szoke made a pass for the lead. Again, Jodi had chosen the harder of the two tire choices while Szoke was on the softer and pulled out a gap of several seconds. Unfortunately Jodi could not close the gap in the later stages as he did in the Sport Bike race, and finished in second position. The team worked diligently on Saturday night to find a setup for the Honda CBR1000RR SP that would work with the softer tire and were confident of a better result on Sunday.
Jodi in action on the Honda CBR600RR in Pro Sport Bike. Photo by Rob O'Brien.
Sunday's Pro Sport Bike race began just as it did on Saturday, with Riedmann making an early break on the softer tire while Jodi stuck with the harder tire. But this time Jodi was unable to close in on Riedmann as he did on Saturday, eventually finishing in second position. Jodi retains the Hindle Pro Sport Bike championship points lead, although the margin has shrunk to just two points over Riedmann with three races remaining in the series.
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Lots of work being done to both the 600 and the 1000 SP superbike on Saturday night at the track.
In Sunday's Superbike race, Jodi led the first few laps before crashing unhurt, losing the front end under braking for turn 3; he was able to remount to finish 17th at the checkered flag. Jodi remains in second in the point standings, 77 behind leader Szoke; a win is worth 50 points.
 
The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship moves on to Atlantic Motorsport park in Shubenacadie, NS for round 5 of the series on August 2.
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Sunday's Pro Sport Bike podium, with Jodi, Kenny Reidmann and Tomas Casas.
John Sharrard — Crew Chief, Accelerated Technologies: "What a weekend. Even though most teams would be thrilled with three podium finishes in four races, we have the best rider on the grid and work incredibly hard with great people so we hope to win every time we take to the track. We strive for perfection and aim to be the quickest in every session in both classes to best represent our sponsors and their products. So the whole team was disappointed with our results. Jodi upheld his professionalism and spoke very graciously on the podium, even encouraging the fans to check out the Hondas on display and buy one today! After crashing out of the lead during Sunday’s Superbike race he remounted and finished even though he was two laps down, to the amazement of the crowd. He signed autographs till the last fan left that evening. Jodi is an amazing young man.
On the grid ready for Sunday's Superbike race.
"Unfortunately, one of our Superbikes was damaged enough to need some main OEM Honda parts and many aftermarket parts in order to repair it for use. Unfortunately we have deeply overshot our budget, and our A Superbike will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. We are still leading the Pro Sport Bike championship on our CBR600RR, and eagerly await the next round at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Nova Scotia, which has treated us amazingly the last few years. Wish us luck and come and see us if you can!"
Hindle Pro Sport Bike race 3
Mopar Pro Superbike race 3
Mopar Pro Superbike - Round 4 - July 12, 2015
Mopar Pro Superbike race 4
Jodi Christie Racing competes in the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship with support from Honda Canada, Accelerated Technologies, Cameron Cycle, Hindle Exhaust, Bazzaz, Dunlop, Pro 6 Cycle, AiM Sports Data Acquisition, DID Chains, Orient Express, Blue Streak Racing, Motion Pro, Elka Suspension, Motovan, Motul Oil, Zero Gravity, Drift, NGK, Sunstar, Joe Rocket Leathers, Shoei Helmets, Mikey Moto, Bickle Racing, Woodcraft Technologies, Armour Bodies, GBRacing, Vortex, TCX Boots, Ride Rich, K-Tech, Wes Lake, Andrew & Peter Trevitt, and Gary & Roslyn Christie. Follow the team on Facebook (JodiChristieRacing), Twitter (@JCRacing20) or Instagram (@JCRacing20). For more information about the Canadian Superbike Series and to watch the races online, visit www.csbk.ca.

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