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.
No riders have the advantage of knowing this astonishing circuit, which will make the fight for the S1 top spot between leade weiter >>
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.
Hiemer's overall result was another improvement on his overall fifth in the last round in Alcarràs, LLeida, Spain, as he co weiter >>
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.
The European series saw its first event on the Ge weiter >>
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 >>
Pignotti capitalizes on rich experience to lead S2 standings
Rich experience, consistency and the benefit of a KTM factory bike has paid rich dividends for Italian S2 Supermoto rider Attilio Pignotti so far this season.
After four rounds of the world championship competition, Pignotti leads the championship standings. He has amassed 156 points an weiter >>
After visiting the very fast track of Alcarràs for the first time two weeks ago, the FIM Supermoto World Championship is back to action this weekend at the twisty city circuit of Sankt Wendel.
The German venue that hosted its first World Championship event last year will be the scenery of the fifth round of the series; at the moment, Adrien Chareyre is leading the S1 seri weiter >>
KTM factory rider Bernd Hiemer rode a 4-5 result on Sunday for overall fifth place in Alcarras, Lleida, Spain in the S1 Supermoto Grand Prix on a brand new circuit that demanded more from road racing skills than offroad.
"It was a very tough day for us," Hiemer said after the race. "It was tremendously hot and it was definitely more a road racing course than for weiter >>
The FIM Supermoto World Championship is becoming tougher and tougher race by race.
Under demanding weather conditions, with very hot temperatures and a dry track, Thierry Van Den Bosch came back to victory in front of a 9800 people crowd, but was not able to pass in front of leader Adrien Chareyre in the points standings.
In the S2 class Davide Gozzini finally cli weiter >>
1 69 GOZZINI Davide ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team TM 21:06,212 102,35 18 Laps 25
2 88 MARIANI Lorenzo ITA FMI MRC Racing TM 21:12,207 101,87 5,995 22
3 57 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 21:16,650 101,52 10,438 20
4 9 WINSTANLEY Matthew GBR ACU Robinsons Rochdale KTM UK KTM 21:17,319 101,46 11,107 18
5 3 DELEPINE Gerald BEL FMB CH A weiter >>
1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 25 25 50
2 2 GIRAUDO Jerome FRA FFM Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 22 22 44
3 84 BERTHOME Kevin FRA FFM Rexfelgen Wheels Cross 2R Honda HONDA 20 18 38
4 3 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 16 20 36
5 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 18 16 34
6 121 BELT weiter >>
The very sunny Spanish venue of Alcarràs hosting its first World Championship event this weekend just witnessed the opening day of the FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of Spain.
On the Circuit de Velocitat d’Alcarràs Aprilia men Thierry Van Den Bosch and Nestor Jorge were on the top of the time sheets, with the latter clocking his first season pole -and his first pole with Aprili weiter >>
The FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of Spain will restart the chase for the S1 and S2 World Titles after a two weeks stop following the previous event in Villars sous Ecot.
The Spanish Grand Prix is back into the calendar after a two year absence –the last Spanish GP was held in Finestrat in 2004.
The brand new circuit in Alcarràs is one of the fastest in the calendar, weiter >>
KTM factory rider Bernd Hiemer improved from a ninth finish in the first race to sixth in the second of the Supermoto Grand Prix of France at Villars sous Ecot on Sunday to finish in overall sixth place for a confidence-boosting 27 championship points.
After a slower start than planned to the season, the German title defender said his performance this weekend wa weiter >>
There was an unusual sun on the La Versenne circuit for this second round of the season.
11000 people attended the FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of France, which was a complete national success in the S1 class, with Adrien Chareyre winning the event, and another French-speaking rider, Belgian Gerald Delepine, winning the S2 class.
It was a different story in the UEM E weiter >>
SUPERMOTO GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE
1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 20:57,779 60,91 14 Laps 25
2 3 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 20:58,717 60,86 0,938 22
3 84 BERTHOME Kevin FRA FFM Rexfelgen Wheels Cross 2R Honda HONDA 20:59,007 60,85 1,228 20
4 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM CH Azzal weiter >>
SUPERMOTO - GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE 2007
1 8 GIROLAMI Simone ITA FMI Husaberg WP SM Factory IPA HUSABERG 21:24,560 59,64 14 Laps 25
2 96 HLAD Ales SLO BMF Motoracing KTM 21:25,503 59,59 0,943 22
3 57 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 21:26,181 59,56 1,621 20
4 3 DELEPINE Gerald BEL FMB CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 21:26, weiter >>
SUPERMOTO Grand-Prix of France
1 3 DELEPINE Gerald BEL FMB CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 21:31,250 59,33 14 Laps 25
2 4 IDDON Christian GBR ACU Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 21:31,999 59,29 0,749 22
3 57 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 21:33,645 59,22 2,395 20
4 69 GOZZINI Davide ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team TM 21:39,1 weiter >>
SUPERMOTO GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE
1 3 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 21:00,702 60,77 14 Laps 25
2 64 BIDART Sylvain FRA FFM Rexfelgen Wheels Cross 2R Honda HONDA 21:01,724 60,72 1,022 22
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 21:04,109 60,60 3,407 20
4 84 BERTHOME Kevin FRA FFM Rex weiter >>
A dry and sunny La Versenne hosted the opening day of the FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of France, the third round of the season.
Adrien Chareyre was the fastest S1 rider on the twisty French track, as Gerald Delepine owned the S2 classification.
In the European series, Romain Febvre put in a storming lap to be the fastest rider in the S3 class. Championship leader Pet weiter >>
GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE
1 64 BIDART Sylvain FRA FFM Rexfelgen Wheels Cross 2R Honda HONDA 1:33,164 9 13 0,000 58,74
2 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 1:33,252 10 13 0,088 0,088 58,68
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 1:33,401 9 10 0,237 0,149 58,59
4 3 CHAREYRE Adrien F weiter >>
Grand Prix of France
1 3 DELEPINE Gerald BEL FMB CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 1:35,696 10 12 0,000 57,18
2 88 MARIANI Lorenzo ITA FMI MRC Racing TM 1:36,599 13 13 0,903 0,903 56,65
3 10 TESTU Maxime FRA FFM Husaberg WP SM Factory IPA HUSABERG 1:36,651 14 14 0,955 0,052 56,62
4 4 IDDON Christian GBR ACU Apr weiter >>
Team CH Husqvarna’s Adrien and Thomas Chareyre have collected as many heat wins as Aprilia Off Road’s Thierry VDB, who got two back to back wins in Castelletto.
But Thomas Chareyre has won the Italian Grand Prix last weekend, as his brother Adrien and VDB completed the podium. These three were the only ones who made it to the podium so far, but more riva weiter >>
This kick-start to the 2007 FIM World Supermoto season continues this weekend –right after the Italian Grand Prix at Torino- with the Grand Prix of France, at Villars sous Ecot.
The twisty French track will host the FIM Supermoto World Championship for the second consecutive year, as last year’s event marked the comeback of Supermoto to France, one of the key-countries o weiter >>
KTM factory rider Bernd Hiemer and all the riders in the Supermoto S1 class had more to contend with on Saturday night than the new experience of competing in a night time race.
Hiemer managed a fifth place in the first race but for the later night race only came across the finish line at fourteenth for an overall seventh in the season's second event.
The first night time Supermoto Grand Prix will be remembered as one of the most fascinating events that the Oval Lingotto ever hosted.
The weather was the only negative mark of the event, as there was a lot of rain in the morning; it stopped in the afternoon, but the race conditions were wet.
The FIM Supermoto World Championship saw two young riders grasp their m weiter >>
Pos Rider Nat. Fed. Team Motor Race 1 Race 2 Total Points
1 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 20 25 45
2 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 25 20 45
3 3 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM CH Azzalin Husqvarna HUSQVARNA 22 22 44
4 19 ROLLAND Aurelien FRA FFM Les 2Roues YAMAHA 14 18 32
5 weiter >>
UEM European SuperMoto Championship 2007
Based on the great development of the European Open SuperMoto Championship and the big number of entries (always between 40 and 50), starting from next weekend in France, Villars Sous Ecot, a qualifying system for the Open Class will be installed.
The second free practise will be used as a timed practise and the top weiter >>
The Oval Lingotto in the centre of Torino finally showed all its beauty during the opening day of the FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of Italy.
After a very hot afternoon, Saturday evening and night were a little bit wet and cold, but nothing could prevent the two fastest Supermoto riders of the day from clocking the pole.
Thierry Van Den Bosch was the fastest in the S1 weiter >>
With the season opener of Castelletto di Branduzzo being far behind the FIM Supermoto World Championship’s shoulder, it is time to get into the second round of the series, to be held in Torino this Friday and Saturday.
The Grand Prix of Italy will once again host the UEM European Supermoto Championship, that will be held together with the World Championship for the rest weiter >>
FIM SuperMoto World Championship 2007
The second round of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship scheduled in Torino, Italy, will be held on Saturday 26 May in the evening, instead of Sunday 27.
The practice sessions will be held on Friday afternoon and evening. The starting times of Saturday’s races are the following:
· S2 race 1: 16h55 weiter >>
FIM SuperMoto World Championship 2007
The second Grand Prix of the FIM SuperMoto World Championship will be held in Torino on May 26, together with the UEM European SuperMoto Championship, and it will be one of those to remember for ever.
The Grand Prix of Italy already aims at the "Grand Prix Revelation" Award, whose winner is normally announced at the en weiter >>
Bernd Hiemer, KTM’s sole Supermoto factory rider for the 2007 racing season had mixed fortunes in the opening Grand Prix of Europe held at Castelletto di Branduzzo, Italy on Sunday.
Hiemer, a rider who is never satisfied with anything short of success ended the day in overall seventh place.
The German admitted after the conclusion of the day’s weiter >>
1 101 V.D. BOSCH T. FRA 50 25-25
2 3 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA 44 22-22
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA 40 20-20
4 2 GIRAUDO Jerome FRA 32 18-14
5 121 BELTRAMI Massimo ITA 31 15-16
6 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA 31 16-15
7 12 HIEMER Bernd GER 25 7-18
8 84 BERTHOME Kevin FRA 24 11-13
9 64 BIDART Sylvain FRA 24 12-12
10 weiter >>
It was an incredible start today for the FIM Supermoto World Championship and the UEM European Championship.
A massive crowd of 8000 spectators head to the Motodromo to experience a sunny and hot Sunday, and watch Thierry Van Den Bosch and Attilio Pignotti win the Grand Prix of Europe in the two classes.
The first European Championship races were won by Elia Sam weiter >>
Castelletto di Branduzzo’s Motodromo was dry and very hot today, for the first day of racing of the FIM Supermoto World Championship and the UEM European Supermoto Championship.
Thierry Van Den Bosch and Davide Gozzini left their mark on a newly modified Motodromo –there is a new off-road section- but tomorrow morning they will fight for Superpole with three more rivals. weiter >>
Pos Rider Nat. Fed. Team Motorcycle Time Lap Total Gap Speed
1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 1:28,624 9 13 0,000 70,07
2 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA FMI Yamaha Evolution YAMAHA 1:28,981 6 11 0,357 0,357 69,79
3 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 1:29,008 15 18 0,384 0,027 69,77
4 3 CHAREYRE weiter >>
Bernd Hiemer, KTM’s factory rider for the 2007 Supermoto season goes into the Grand Prix of Europe, the first round of the world championships in Italy this weekend, secure in the knowledge that he and his KTM 450 SMR are both ripe for victory.
Hiemer, who works closely with the KTM Research and Development Department to further develop the bike, has absolved a concentra weiter >>
For the first time in Supermoto history, this weekend at Castelletto di Branduzzo’s Motodromo, the FIM Supermoto World Championship and the UEM European Supermoto Championship will be held together, loading the nine weekends of the calendar with top level racing.
With a brand new class naming -S1 and S2 swapped their names from 2006- we will see a very determined Thierry weiter >>
FIM Supermoto World Championship 2007
The FIM Supermoto World Championship circus visited the fantastic Autodromo Daniele Bonara yesterday for the first time.
From left to right: DBO General Manager Danilo Boccadolce; FIM/CMS President Dr. Wolfgang Srb; Youthstream President G weiter >>