Superbike racing is the art of racing production motorcycles on closed tracks.

Production motorcycles meaning bikes that are readily available from a retailer subjected to minimal modifications. While MotoGP is accessible to an elitist group of trained riders, piloting prototype motorcycles, superbike racing is available to ANYONE with a street bike + 250 bucks to pay for a track day.

In the spirit of superbike racing, enter HOT LAP a new TV motorcycle gameshow coming soon to Canada and the US. Here's how it works...

Four buddies, Matt, Andy, Steve and Derek race each other on 10 North American tracks from Canada to California riding four different production motorcycles. Their coach is seven-time Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke.

Here's where it get's interesting...

You can get in on it by signing up for a track day and racing your bike. The team will challenge local riders to a hot lap contest. The fastest rider at the end of the season - who can beat the Hot Lap team's best lap time - will get a ticket to the Grand Finale at the Mazda Laguna Seca and a chance to WIN a FREE motorcycle!

If you're in and around the Toronto, Ottawa area check out the first track day at Calabogie Motorsports Park, Saturday - Tuesday, May 12 - 15, 2012.

All you need to do is sign up for the track day at Pro6 Cycle's website Cost for the track day is $210 - $250. Need gear? No problem, Pro6 will rent it to you at no extra charge.

You don't have to race the HOT LAP team on the track day but why not? Here's a link to the casting call for those who'd like to sign up

Other tracks - dates not announced yet include the following...

Shannonville Motorsports Park

Mosport International Raceway

Nelson Ledges Road Course

New Jersey Motorsports Park

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Beaverun Motorsports Complex

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Auto Club Raceway

Mazda Laguna Seca Grand Finale

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  • alex
  • 2012-03-07T15:39:40-05:00

$250 to race a superbike for a day? Sign me up - Superbikes are a little more than street bikes - exhaust, ECU, wheels, shocks /etc are all up for modification - Only the engine and chassis stay the same