KTM factory rider Bernd Hiemer started the Supermoto S1 season in style on Sunday with a 1-2 victory in the two races for overall second place in the opening Grand Prix of Italy to share top points with leader Thierry van den Bosch of France.
Nevertheless the German rider allowed himself to be a little disappointed not to be on the top of the podium. In the case of shared points the rider who wins the second race is declared the overall winner. The race was held under sunny skies after rain on Saturday had prevented an competition on the offroad section of the track.
Great start to the season
"It was a great start to the season and much better than last year," Hiemer said. "My lap times and speed were super. In the first race I had a perfect start and at the halfway mark I had seven-second lead. I didn't get away so well in the second race. I was in second place but I just wasn't able to find an opportunity to overtake."
Perfect control by Hiemer
It was Van der Bosch that made a perfect start in the second race had while Hiemer was not able to overtake him he masterfully controlled Thomas Chareyre and Italian Ivan Lazzarini, indicating that he now has an excellent feeling for his KTM machine. Bernd is aiming high this season and wants to improve on his forth place finish in the S1 World Championship in 2007. The good result in the first Grand Prix is a major confidence booster for him, he said.
Hiemer has plenty on his program before the next GP with tests plus starts in the Italian and German national championship to keep his riding skills at razor's edge. The next Grand Prix is the Grand prix of Europe scheduled for May 25.
Overall Results and championship points
1. Thierry van den Bosch, France, Aprilia (Race One 2; Race two 1) 47 points
2. Bernd Hiemer, Germany, KTM (Race one 1; Race two 2) 47 points
3. Thomas Chareyre, France, Husqvarna 36
4. Ivan Lazzarini, Italy, Aprilia 36
5. Matthew Winstanley, Britain, KTM 36
Third place for Pignotti in opening Supermoto 2 Grand Prix in Turin
Italian Attilio Pignotti launched his challenge in the 2008 Supermoto 2 class in style at the Grand Prix of Italy in Turin on Sunday piloting his KTM to third overall in the season's opening race.
The Italian was third and fourth for his podium place picking up a handy 38 points behind Davide Gozzini (Italy) and Adrien Chareyre (France) in first and second but with equal championship points. The result was very promising for Pignotti who is not yet completely fit after surgery to his left shoulder, which has hampered his physical training preparation.
The races were also difficult. Although the sun came out on Sunday, rain disrupted the program on Saturday and riders were not able to ride the offroad section of the track. Given the circumstances, Pignotti and the KTM Italy team were well satisfied with the positive start to the season for both rider and machine. The SMR performed well and had no problem with the settings.
On Sunday Pignotti was able to gain a good position at the start of each heat and looked impressive on the track. His performance indicated that he will be one of the favourites for this year's title.
Overall Results and championship points
1. Davide Gozzini, Italy, TM, 47 points (Race one 2; Race two 1) 47 points
2. Adrien Chareyre, France, Husqvarna, 47 points (Race one 1; Race two 2) 47 points
3. Attilo Pignotti, Italy, KTM (Race one 3; Race two 4) 38 points
The first dry Grand Prix of Italy at Torino got underway today under perfect weather conditions, which let the Superiders use the complete course including the sky section right from the warm up. A massive crowd of 16.000 spectators showed up at the Oval Lingotto to see a great day of racing.
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1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 22 25 47
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 25 22 47
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 16 20 36
4 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 18 18 36
5 9 WINSTANLEY Matthew GBR ACU Robinsons KTM UK KTM 20 16 36 weiter >>
1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 19:41,092 63,70 19 Laps 25
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 19:42,477 63,63 1,385 22
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 19:42,697 63,62 1,605 20
4 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 19:50,693 63,19 9,601 18
1 69 GOZZINI Davide ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team TM 22 25 47
2 141 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 25 22 47
3 2 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 20 18 38
4 10 MINUTILLI Luca ITA FMI Team P.M.R. H2O Aprilia OFF ROAD APRILIA 16 20 36
5 121 BELTRAMI Massimo ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 1 weiter >>
1 69 GOZZINI Davide ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team TM 19:52,709 63,08 19 Laps 25
2 141 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 19:53,093 63,06 0,384 22
3 10 MINUTILLI Luca ITA FMI Team P.M.R. H2O Aprilia OFF ROAD APRILIA 19:58,220 62,79 5,511 20
4 2 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 20:05,584 62,41 12,875 18
5 88 M weiter >>
1 19 RISPOLI Graziano ITA FMI Suzuki Valenti SUZUKI 22 25 47
2 6 MEUSBURGER Heino AUT OEAMTC Team Keller Motos YAMAHA 18 22 40
3 66 BOLSEK Viktor CRO HMS HONDA 25 12 37
4 5 DALL'ERA Alberto ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 15 20 35
5 58 BORELLA Edgardo ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 14 15 29
6 4 TOGNACCINI A. ITA FMI V2 Racing APRILIA weiter >>
1 19 RISPOLI Graziano ITA FMI Suzuki Valenti SUZUKI 18:22,022 61,09 17 Laps 25
2 6 MEUSBURGER Heino AUT OEAMTC Team Keller Motos YAMAHA 18:30,213 60,64 8,191 22
3 5 DALL'ERA Alberto ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 18:33,712 60,45 11,690 20
4 4 TOGNACCINI A. ITA FMI V2 Racing APRILIA 18:41,413 60,03 19,391 18
5 11 ROTHBAUER Andreas AUT OEAMTC HON weiter >>
1 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 19:54,845 62,97 19 Laps 25
2 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 19:58,867 62,76 4,022 22
3 9 WINSTANLEY Matthew GBR ACU Robinsons KTM UK KTM 20:00,611 62,67 5,766 20
4 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 20:00,820 62,66 5,975 18
5 112 CHAREY weiter >>
This opening day of the first Grand Prix of 2008 at Torino, Italy, was a demanding test for the Superiders getting back to action on the Oval Lingotto course. With proceedings starting under the rain, the weather slowly changed into dry for the afternoon. Once the qualifying were on, the circuit was dry but the off road section was not used.
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1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 53,618 13 21 0,000 80,57
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 53,885 14 20 0,267 0,267 80,17
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 54,125 21 24 0,507 0,240 79,82
4 132 JORGE CABRERA N. ESP RFME Yamaha Evolution YAMAHA 54,252 18 18 0,634 0,127 79,63 weiter >>
1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 58,590 23 23 0,000 73,73
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 59,005 23 23 0,415 0,415 73,21
3 82 TESTU Maxime FRA FFM KL Kawasaki Supermoto Team by Nastedo KAWASAKI 59,225 14 14 0,635 0,220 72,94
4 9 WINSTANLEY Matthew GBR ACU Robinsons KTM UK KTM 59,250 17 17 0,660 0,025 72,91 weiter >>
The FIM SuperMoto World Championship paddock is all set up on the area of the Oval Lingotto in Torino, the host of the season’s first Grand Prix. After a rainy morning of normal proceedings, the weather seems to have settled into positive and dry conditions and the riders are raring to take part in the season’s first battle.
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The FIM SuperMoto Grand Prix of Italy, to take place in Torino on April 13th, will be broadcast live and delayed according to the attached schedule.
THE OVAL LINGOTTO AND TORINO
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After last year’s fantastic season, promoter Youthstream is proud to announce the start to the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, which will happen this weekend at Torino with the Grand Prix of Italy.
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FIM SuperMoto World Championship 2008
The 2008 FIM SuperMoto World Championship will benefit by an expanded TV coverage, reaching more different territories for a better awareness of the best SuperMoto series in the world.
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FIM SuperMoto World Championship 2008
The 2008 FIM SuperMoto World Championship calendar has recently undergone changes.
The second round will take place on the track of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy) instead of Franciacorta on May 25.
The third round will be held in Spain at Valladolid on June 22.
The fourth round will be held in weiter >>
The 2008 calendar for the FIM S1/S2 SuperMoto World Championship and the UEM S3/Open SuperMoto European Championship is the following:
DATE GRAND PRIX VENUE UEM S3 & OPEN
13 April EUROPE (I) Torino Yes
25 May ITALY Franciacorta Yes
22 June CATALUNYA Alcarràs, Lleida Yes
13 weiter >>
Megara’s circuit hosted the incredible finale of this FIM SuperMoto World Championship, with sunny weather conditions and in front of a healthy crowd of 7000 spectators.
Thanks to a fifth place overall, Adrien Chareyre clinched his maiden World Title despite runner up Thierry Van Den Bosch’s effort, which ended in a double moto win.
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A wet track welcomed the FIM SuperMoto World Championship in this final GP of the season at Megara, Greece. The weather suddenly changed from dry to wet around midday, with heavy showers throughout the whole afternoon, making the track a very demanding course for the Superiders.
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The FIM SuperMoto World Championship is back for its final appearance of 2007, the Grand Prix of Greece, which will take place on the demanding track of Megara.
The fast Greek course, which played host to its last GP back in 2005, will mark the end of the quests for the S1 and S2 World Titles.
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KTM's Supermoto factory rider, Bernd Hiemer was in peak form last weekend to demoralise some of his toughest rivals and to snatch the Italian title in the S1 class for the 2007 season.
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There could be no better finale to this 2007 FIM SuperMoto World Championship than the forthcoming Grand Prix of Greece, on the track of Megara, where both the S1 and S2 World Titles will be finally taken.
S1 series leader Adrien Chareyre enters Greece with an apparently comfortable advantage of 27 points, but runner up Thierry Van Den Bosch is the reason why Chareyre can weiter >>
A fantastic day of racing at the Autodromo Daniel Bonara of Franciacorta ended with Team France grasping the Francesco Zerbi Trophy, the prize for the winner of the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, in front of 7000 fans.
The Frenchmen, who were the only successful squad in the event after winningest team Italy, won their second SuperMoto of Nations after the maiden win from 2003 weiter >>
On the Daniel Bonara circuit of Franciacorta, hosting its first World Championship race this weekend, reigning Champion Team Italy secured the first place in today’s qualifications for this second edition of the FIM SuperMoto of Nations.
The "Italian Job" was pure team work, with S1 Superider Massimo Beltrami ending third in his qualifying heat, Attilio Pignotti end weiter >>
Italy is the winningest team in the history of the event, having won two of the three European editions of the event (2004, 2005), plus the only World edition last year at Bishopscourt. This year’s squad will see Massimo Beltrami (1), Attilio Pignotti (2) and Davide Gozzini (3) compete for the trophy.
Massimo Beltrami has been in the team at eac weiter >>
FIM SuperMoto of Nations is now at its second edition, which will be held this weekend on the Autodromo di Franciacorta "Daniel Bonara", in Italy.
The brand new circuit which played host to the series’ official presentation on March 23 is now ready to see its first World Championship meeting in occasion of this special event.
On this fantastic course, reigning C weiter >>
This weekend’s Grand Prix of Alpi Del Mare had a few surprises to show the 6000 spectators, who saw both Bernd Hiemer and Jerome Giraudo come back to the podium.
With sunny weather conditions, which actually became cloudy in the middle of the afternoon, Adrien Chareyre won his second Grand Prix of the season, ahead of a solid Bernd Hiemer.
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CHAREYRE AND GERALD DELEPINE DOMINATE TWO EXTREMELY BATTLED QUALIFYING SESSIONS
This penultimate round of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship at the Kart Planet started with a very hard fought qualifying day, under warm and sunny weather conditions.
Series leader Adrien Chareyre clocked the pole in the S1 class with an unbelievable final lap, which h weiter >>
Round seven of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship is the penultimate Grand Prix of the season, because only Greece will remain after this weekend’s appointment at Busca, Italy.
After the SuperMoto World Championship’s maiden appearance at Pleven, Bulgaria, on a brand new facility, the series moves to the track winner of the 2006 Grand Prix Revelation Award, the Kart Pla weiter >>
After Friday night’s heavy rain, the FIM Motocross World Championship collective had to wait until 3:00 pm this afternoon to begin this thirteenth Grand Prix of the season.
The brand new track of Moneyglass Demesne, which is 1690 metre long and was built on an area of over 350 acres, hosted four sessions today: the MX2 Free Practice and Qualifying Practice, and the MX1 F weiter >>
KTM factory rider Bernd Hiemer rode to tenth overall in the S1 class Grand Prix in Bulgaria on Sunday in the Supermoto World Championship.
Bernd posted ninth and twelfth in the two motos on the brand new circuit in Pleven where extreme heat tested riders' concentration to the limit.
It was the first time that Bulgaria had hosted an FIM Supermoto World C weiter >>
The first edition of the Bulgarian Grand Prix at Pleven, that was attended by 10000 spectators, will be remembered as one of the hottest events of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship.
Temperatures at the track, divided into slide section and sky section –the latter being completely covered with tarmac- were about 40° Celsius in the air, and 56° Celsius on the asphalt. weiter >>
2007 FIM SuperMoto World Championship
With the FIM SuperMoto World Championship making its debut on the brand new circuit of Pleven, Bulgaria, a new era has begun for the sport.
The former off-road section, which is now called sky, is covered with tarmac; this solution was never adopted before, but has already proved to be extremely successful.
The FIM Supermoto World Championship collective has finally stepped onto the fantastic Dolna Mitropolia track, characterized by a breathtaking slide section –the former asphalt section- and a world’s first sky section –the former off-road part- with tarmac covering the dirt.
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Bulgaria is ready to host its first FIM Supermoto World Championship event this weekend at Pleven. After Torino and Alcarràs, this is the third brand new circuit hosting the series in 2007, confirming the growing interest in the sport of Supermoto.
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KTM factory rider Bernd Hiemer overcame the pain of a badly bruised hip sustained in a crash in the first race of the German S1 Supermoto Grand Prix on Sunday to finish second in race two for overall fourth on the day in front of home fans.
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The FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of Germany was held today under sunny and dry conditions at Sankt Wendel.
Thierry Van Den Bosch –S1- and Gerald Delepine –S2- won this Grand Prix for the first time in their long and successful career in Supermoto, as both riders were there when the series started in 2002.
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It was a thrilling opening day for this fifth round of the FIM Supermoto World series, the German Grand Prix, at a cloudy Sankt Wendel.
With Adrien Chareyre and Thierry Van Den Bosch fighting for the top spot of the Championship, Thomas Chareyre surprised them both, and stormed to the pole position, giving the new Husqvarna SMR 450 the first pole position in its first com weiter >>
FIM S1/S2 SUPERMOTO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - 2008 PROVISIONAL CALENDAR
FUNCHAL, 6 July 2007- The 2008 provisional calendar for the FIM S1/S2 SuperMoto World Championship is the following:
March 16 Tba Tba
April 27 Italy Franciacorta
May 18 Europe (ITA) Torino
June 1 Tba weiter >>