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By: Duchunters  09-12-2011
Keywords: Motorcycle

Calabogie Motorsports Park (CMP) is located about 1 hour west of Ottawa, and 45 minutes north of Perth.

CMP is the newest facility in Canada. It’s an Alan Wilson designed track that opened to track days in October 2006. The setting and layout is spectacular, with moderate elevation changes, lots of blind corners, and long, double apex corners. The track is flowing and very technical. The pavement is in pristine condition, and is expected to stay this way for a while. No high powered, high downforce cars will be allowed on the circuit, so pavement damage from these types of cars will not happen.

The track was designed with cars in mind, so some safety ascpets may cause motorcyclists to be concerned. A few of the corners have closely placed walls and berms, and run-off in some corners is limited. This may rule out motorcycle competition in the future (unless changes are made), but track day riders should feel comfortable here.

Noise Concerns: Local residents are concerned about the noise levels at CMP, so the track management closely monitors decibel levels of all vehicles. The nominal noise limit is 95 dB, but this seems to vary upon the type of vehicle being tested. In October 2006, we saw at least three motorcycles be pulled from the track; an SV650, an EX500, and a Vintage bike for excessive noise. If you are not sure about legality of your bike, be sure to bring along a quieter (ie. street legal) exhaust.

But, despite the safety and noise concerns, CMP is a truly awesome track; one that should not be missed by any track day participant.

Pro 6 Cycle, Canada’s leader in organizing and operating trackdays, is pleased to announce the inking of a 3-year contract to be the exclusive motorcycle trackday provider at Calabogie Motorsports Park.

In addition, Pro 6 Cycle has established a new partnership with Turn 2 Sportbike School and its Advanced Riding Course (ARC). Sandy Noce and Joe Temperato will both be instructors at most of the ARC courses.

The 2009 schedule will see 25 events by Pro 6 Cycle, and 15 instructional events held by Turn 2, all of which will be run in succession of each other.
The complete schedule with pricing will be posted shortly.

Pro 6 Cycle will hold only 3 groups per event, with no more than 35 riders per group at each Calabogie Trackday.
Dunlop Motorcycle Race Tire trackside service will also be available at all Pro 6 Cycle Trackdays.

Pro 6 Cycle is committed to operating events in the safest possible manner, with the most amount of quality track time.

February 24, 2009 to March 7, 2009

The 2009 AMA Pro Road Racing season begins at Daytona International Speedway the first weekend in March and will feature the first Daytona 200 by Honda under the lights, Friday, March 6. The opening weekend at Daytona also features American Superbike and SuperSport races in addition to other AMA Pro Road Racing series. Probably will be best to leave after work Tuesday 24th to get across the border and arrive before dinner on Thursday. We can enter the Lake Lloyd on the 26th.

Keywords: Motorcycle