Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Kawasaki S4-R Competition Racing Oil Return with Jordan Szoke

Jordan Szoke will return to the Canadian Superbike (CSBK) championship in 2021 aboard an all-new Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R backed by S4-R racing oils.


The history of Szoke and Kawasaki is long and storied. Szoke scored his first National Superbike Championship for Kawasaki in 1998. The partnership went on to produce one of the most successful runs in Canadian History with a 4-year winning streak sweeping both the Superbike and Pro 600 titles from 2006-2009.


In 2020, Szoke claimed his 14th national CSBK title after a four-race season.
“I am excited to continue my career with Kawasaki,” said the reigning champ.
Szoke has intimate knowledge of the previous-gen Ninja that he piloted in 2019 and 2020 and can already see the potential of the upgraded chassis. “I can’t wait to see what we can do with this 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.” he said.


“For us, it was a no-brainer to get Jordan on to one of our all-new 2021 bikes,” said Jacob Black, Marketing and Brand strategist for Canadian Kawasaki Motors. “The new integrated aerodynamic winglets and body work are especially exciting, and we can’t wait to see Jordan take this new iteration of the Ninja to even greater heights.”
S4-R Competition Oils


The high-performance goals that propel Jordan Szoke and his Blackfoot Motorsports/Waznie Racing team to success are matched by Kawasaki’s dedication to improved technology and excellence across its range of products, including the Kawasaki line of lubricants.


Jordan will carry the S4-R logo proudly on his Ninja ZX-10R during the 2021 season of the Canadian Superbike (CSBK) championship. Data from Jordan’s team is used in the development of S4-R racing oil products.


“Our team thrives in the hunt for ever greater performance,” said Szoke. “Something I know drives Kawasaki across all its endeavors, including lubricants.”


Vince Ros is a spokesperson for Kawasaki Racing Oils, “We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Jordan Szoke and Canadian Kawasaki Motors,” he said. “This partnership will showcase KAWASAKI LUBRICANTS’ leading edge products, that deliver performance, technology and success in competition.”


Kawasaki lubricants include the M4 mineral oil range and S4 range of synthetic oils for motorcycles as well as S2-R competition two-stroke oil and Watercraft S4 oil for Jet Ski.
Jordan Szoke will use S4-R Competition oil in his Kawasaki ZX-10R as he seeks to claim a historic 15th Canadian Superbike title.


ABOUT KAWASAKI
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) started full-scale production of motorcycles over a half century ago. The first Kawasaki motorcycle engine was designed based on technical know-how garnered from the development and production of aircraft engines, and Kawasaki’s entry into the motorcycle industry was driven by the company’s constant effort to develop new technologies. Numerous new Kawasaki models introduced over the years have helped shape the market, and in the process have created enduring legends based on their unique engineering, power, design and riding pleasure. In the future, Kawasaki’s commitment to maintaining and furthering these strengths will surely give birth to new legends.
Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll”, is recognized worldwide. The Kawasaki brand is synonymous with powerful, stylish and category-leading vehicles. Information about the complete line of Kawasaki powersports products can be found on the Internet at http://www.kawasaki.ca


About Kawasaki S4-R Oil
Kawasaki S4-R oil is custom-formulated to exacting specifications of Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. and is a premium 100% synthetic 10W40 competition motor oil that provides extreme performance and maximum protection for on-road / off-road racing and high-performance, supercharged, turbocharged 4-cycle engines. S4-R contains exclusive and unique advanced additive technology specifically engineered for maximum horsepower, as well as superior clutch and transmission performance. Enhanced levels of Zinc/Phosphorus allow for exceptional anti-wear protection while advanced synthetic chemistry resists effects of intense heat. Kawasaki S4-R oil is JASO MA2 Licensed. Kawasaki S4-R oil meets or exceeds the latest stringent JASO T 903:2016 criteria.


KEY FEATURES
• Superior lubrication for maximum acceleration and horsepower
• Enhanced levels of Zinc/Phosphorus for exceptional protection at peak engine rpm
• Excellent high temperature durability
• Superb transmission performance
• Excellent wet clutch performance
• Outstanding engine cleanliness
• Certified JASO MA2 performance

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Szoke Claims 14th Canadian National Superbike Title

The Canadian Superbike Championship faced many challenges, along with the rest of the planet, attempting to salvage a season amongst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. As restrictions lifted at the provincial and federal levels CSBK organizers Professional Motorsports Productions aligned with Pro 6 to host two double header weekends, with four races, to crown a new 2020 Champion.

Szoke swept the premier championship by claiming all four victories aboard his Canada General Warranty-backed Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja.

The 2020 season was meaningful for the series as this would be the 40th season of superbike racing here in Canada. The very first Canadian National Champion, Canadian Motorcycle Hall of fame inductee George Morin, was awarded the Canada Cup after winning the two race Championship in 1980 abroad his Kawasaki KZ1000.

History appeared to repeat itself 40 years later as Szoke also won both weekends of racing, albeit double the races and points possibilities in 2020. Jordan was also aboard a green machine, and he too is a motorsports icon having been inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2015.

Disappointingly CSBK has decided NOT to award the Canada Cup for this season and only award the Champion of the premier class.

“I’m disheartened that CSBK has decided not to hand out the special awards we all work very hard for. Particularly during this season, the entire paddock (teams, tracks and organizers alike) had to commit during these uncertain times to make it happen. I can appreciate that this summer was rough on everyone, and huge kudos to Pro 6 and the series organizers for doing everything they could to salvage the season. All of the paddock’s sponsors, manufacturers and competitors worked together to conduct these National-level events to provide enough coverage for TV.” says Szoke. “Thank you to everyone involved, we all made this happen together.”

Highlights of the 2020 campaign will also be presented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and broadcast in per-race format on TSN next month, and later available on-line.   

Spectators were not permitted in 2020 although you can catch the races also on Canadian Superbike Championship You Tube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/cdnsuperbike

This championship means that Szoke has won a championship in four decades of Superbike Racing starting in 1999, also in the 2000 year, 2010 and 2020 seasons alike.

“I’ve won 14 of the 40 possible championships here in Canada.” says Szoke. “I was perhaps planning on maybe stepping back after this season, but with the promise of a brighter future as motorcycle sales increase and more and more people are getting back on two-wheels, I feel that maybe my time isn’t quite done yet. And perhaps it is even more important to follow up with another season promoting the sport and showing our manufacturers here in Canada that racing is a huge marketing asset for them.”

As for what 2021 holds for the CSBK series founder Colin Fraser states “It will be difficult to come up with a CSBK Schedule for 2021, given the unknowns with the ongoing Pandemic, however, with the help of Pro 6 and our competitor base, we have laid the groundwork this year to put together a viable plan for next season.  Unfortunately, we still expect there will be some challenges and last-minute changes, but we are working toward a more-traditional plan for CSBK in 2021. 

CSBK Series Official Release:
https://www.csbk.ca/index.php/news/news/3245-csbk-confirm-completion-of-2020-season

Jordan Szoke – Photo Courtesy of Bob Szoke

George Morin – Photo Courtesy of Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame
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Szoke Sweeps the Weekend at CTMP

With COVID restrictions opening the Canadian Superbike Championship has been able to salvage two weekends of Superbike racing so far in conjunction with Pro 6 Cycle. The first double header round held at one of Canada’s most beautiful racetracks at Calabogie Motorsports Park and the second just this past weekend at the famous Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville ON.

13 Time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke entered the weekend with maximum points and left once again with a clean sweep. Claiming both victories in Race 1 and 2 and was also awarded pole position for the feature Superbike class.

Jordan saved one of his best performances of his career for race one. Weather conditions were dicey all weekend for the competitors with rain and sun intermittent. After the sighting lap, Szoke made the last second decision to mount his “B bike” which was mounted with a rain front and a slick rear waiting for him in hot pit.

Szoke was forced to start from pit lane, exiting in dead last after the field was safely started. As the track dried Szoke’s gamble paid off as he reeled in the leaders and made a last lap pass stick for the win.

“I have never started from pit lane before.” says Szoke. “It was definitely the right call. I have been in the opposite position before, where the right tire choice was made by others and I’ve watched a win disappear the exact same way. Experience played a major part of this gamble and it paid off.”

Race two started out with dry conditions and the entire field chose slick rubber in the “open tire” race official decision. The entire front row of four had a thrilling battle until just past 1/2 way when the pack came face to face with a wall of water erupting from the sky.

The entire pack checked up quickly only to find one of their competitors falling in the wet and bringing out the red flag to the end of the race.

“I came out of corner three and ran up the hill to corner 4 and there was just this wall of water meeting us.” says Szoke. “I checked up immediately, slick tires in the wet are extremely dangerous. I’m really disappointed for Michel Leon, falling in that particular corner does not always fair out well so we are all super glad he’s ok.”

Jordan has a commanding 71 point lead through the two double header weekends. The future of the series is still in question if there will be the opportunity for any more racing. The field anxiously awaits direction from the championship to prepare themselves for any future racing.


Canadian Tire Motorsports Park – Photos Courtesy of Bob Szoke
Watch for TV coverage on Canadian Superbike Championship You Tube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/cdnsuperbike

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