Brantford ON Canada - April 25th 2011
Jennings Test a Success for Szoke and Competition Systems/Kawasaki
A winning collaboration of team and rider was reunited for the 2011 Canadian Superbike Championship. Defending Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke and famed tuner Mike Crompton of Competition Systems rolled out their all new Kawasaki ZX10 Superbike for the first time last week for a two day test at Jennings GP.
Their results from the first test at this popular motorcycle test track in North Florida proved they are the combination to beat for this year’s Canadian Superbike Championship.
The Canadians were met with warm weather, with track temperatures reaching as high as 54 degrees. “I love the heat, don’t get me wrong!” smiles Szoke “But it sure makes it difficult to get a fast lap in. Your window of opportunity is so small in the mornings and late afternoons, you really have to be prepared.”
The Competition Systems crew consisting of Richard Winter and Harald Surian were more than primed for Szoke and his superbikes, and were rewarded with an unofficial fast lap of 1:14’2 in the morning session and a 1:14’4 in the afternoon session in the last day of the test.
“It was pretty incredible to be able to achieve those kind of lap times on both our K-Tech and Ohlins set up, to be so close on both bikes is awesome. I was particularly impressed with the feel of the K-Tech, it allowed us to put in a lot of consistent fast laps. We also got to try the new rear shock which works really well.” says Szoke, “We had a lot of things to try during this short testing period, and the crew worked amazingly hard to get tons of laps in. Big thanks to John Cornwall for working tirelessly with us to get these Kawi’s dialed in, we got tons of things accomplished together.”
Watch for Szoke and Competition Systems run for a 6th consecutive superbike title aboard the all new Kawasaki ZX10 in the Canadian Superbike Championship starting May 27-29 at Circut ICAR in Mirabel Quebec.