Van den Bosch back to victory on his 33rd birthday
Van den Bosch back to victory on his 33rd birthday
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 German track, which was won by Baptiste Rheims in the S3 class and Petr Vorlicek in the Open class
In his 33rd birthday, Thierry Van Den Bosch of Aprilia Off Road raced two consistent moto’s to finally top the overall in front of his two main rivals of this weekend, CH Azzalin’s Adrien and Thomas Chareyre who welcomed their new Husqvarna machine by bringing it to the second and third place of the podium. Bernd Hiemer of KTM Italia Miglio was a solid fourth, which was also the German’s best S1 result, and came in front of a huge local crowd of 14.500 people. Kevin Berthome of Rexfelgen Wheels Cross2R rounded off the top five.
S1 GRAND PRIX RACE 1
In this eventful opening moto, Thierry Van Den Bosch clinched an unexpected victory after he came close to early leader Thomas Chareyre at a rider-packed corner in the off-road section.
Thomas had a storming start to lead 15 of the 20 laps, but was finally passed by a solid VDB, coming up after a bad start.
Bernd Hiemer then tangled up with Thomas Chareyre when the two were fighting for the second place; both stopped and lost time, finishing respectively seventh and tenth.
Adrien Chareyre was handed back the second place, which he lost before in the off road section, and rode safe to the chequered flag, followed by Kevin Berthome, who crashed in the off-road section but did not lose the position.
Jerome Giraudo and a solid Fabio Balducci rounded off the top five, whereas front row starter Ivan Lazzarini had a poor start and crashed, finishing in eleventh place.
S1 GRAND PRIX RACE 2
Thomas Chareyre took his revenge in the second moto, steering his new machine to victory after dominating the whole race.
Bernd Hiemer –riding with a bruised right hip after the crash in the opening moto- stormed from the second row to the second place at the start, riding to a solid second place finish after he felt massive pressure from a very motivated Adrien Chareyre.
The Frenchman spent almost the entire race on Hiemer’s tail, waiting for the German to make a mistake, but that never happened and Adrien secured a useful third place.
Thierry Van Den Bosch begun the race behind Fabio Balducci, who made the defending Champion’s life hard before opening a door and letting him fly to a fourth place finish.
Gerald Delepine of CH Azzalin clinched his first victory at the German venue in front of Championship leader Attilio Pignotti. Maxime Testu of Husaberg WP Factory IPA was the surprise of this hard fought day, as he finished on his maiden podium after having clinched his maiden heat win in the final moto. Matthew Winstanley of Robinsons Rochdale KTM UK was once again solid and clinched his second consecutive fourth place overall, ahead of Spanish GP winner Davide Gozzini.
S2 GRAND PRIX RACE 1
Attilio Pignotti took the holeshot, but Nestor Jorge put him pressure until the Italian made a mistake, handing the lead to Jorge.
Pignotti tried an overtaking manoeuvre at the off-road section, but tangled up with Jorge and both were passed by Gerald Delepine.
Delepine pulled away with the lead, as Nestor tried to close in but finished a solid second. Pignotti had some problems with his machine, but soldiered on in third place until the chequered flag.
Matthew Winstanley took a good start and held the fourth spot for the entire race, keeping a dangerous Lorenzo Mariani behind in fifth until they passed the chequered flag.
Max Testu ended ninth because he almost crashed at the off road, trying an alternative line. Christian Iddon finished nineteenth after a crash.
S2 GRAND PRIX RACE 2
Maxime Testu dominated the final heat, but a rock-solid Gerald Delepine put the heat on him, waiting for the rival to make a mistake.
Testu kept cool, as Delepine avoided any dangerous manoeuvres to pass, and finished second. Pignotti brought the bike home with a third place after a disastrous start; the Italian switched to a different bike for the final heat, and found confidence only in the second half of the moto.
Davide Gozzini worked his way up through the pack to arrive to a useful fourth place, while Winstanley rounded off the top five.
Nestor Jorge was once again fighting for the lead in the early stages of the race, but crashed and finished thirteenth.
IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
Thierry VDB bounced back to first in the Championship, but runner up Adrien Chareyre has the same amount of points; the next round will be tough, as also Thomas Chareyre has Title ambitions, being now third in the points standings. Jerome Giraudo is still fourth but fifth placed Kevin Berthome shortened the gap up to three points.
Attilio Pignotti still leads the Championship but second placed Delepine is now just three points away. Davide Gozzini moved up to third, exploiting Iddon’s bad day here in Sankt Wendel. The Brit is currently fourth ahead of Nestor Jorge.
UEM-EUROPEAN SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Baptiste Rheims clinched two back to back wins to increase his Championship lead; current runner up Tommaso Iacoboni settled down for two second places and went on the podium in front of Belgian Ronny Fryns. Riccardo Peroni was fourth overall, with Olivier Scheen rounding off the top five.
Petr Vorlicek was once again unbeatable on the German track, winning both heats to consolidate his Championship lead. Patrick Tellenbach tried to catch the Czech runaway leader but finally brought the bike home with a second place overall, ahead of Uros Nastran, who completed the podium. Lionel Deridder ended with a satisfactory fourth place, consolidating his second place in the Championship, and Vincent Paquet completed the top five.
The next round of the FIM Supermoto World Championship will be run on the brand new venue of Pleven, Bulgaria, on the 22nd of July.
The FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of Germany will be Broadcast delayed on: EUROSPORT WORLD : Monday July 9, S1 Race 2 at 4:00 and at 23:00; Tuesday July 10, S1 Race 2 at 12:00 GMT
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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 >>
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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FIM Supermoto World Championship 2007
The FIM Supermoto World Championship circus visited the fantastic Autodromo Daniele Bonara yesterday for the first time.
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Thanks to the fruitful partnership between FIM, Youthstream, organizers and all the National Federations, the FIM Supermoto World Championship is growing stronger year by year.
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2006 FIM SuperMoto World Championship Summary
2006 – SUPERMOTO DEVELOPMENTS
2006 was the first season with the One-Brand Control Tyre by Dunlop, reducing the tyre consumption per Grand Prix, and giving an equal chance to all participants by providing them with the same material. This new racing formula made the Championship even more interesting, w weiter >>
29 Apr 2007 Europe Castelletto di Branduzzo
20 Mai 2007 Bulgaria Pleven
27 Mai 2007 Italy TBA
03 Jun 2007 France Villars sous Ecot
24 Jun 2007 Austria Melk
08 Jul 2007 Germany St. Wendel
22 Jul 2007 Northern Ireland Bishopscourt/Belfast
16 Sep 2007 Alpi di weiter >>
PIRAEUS (GREECE)-The 2006 FIM Supermoto World Championship finished today at the Port of Piraeus, in front of 8000 spectators.
On a cold and sunny Sunday, KTM in S1 and Thierry Van Den Bosch in S2 won the remaining Titles in front of a spectacular Mediterranean Sea, by which the track was placed.
The P weiter >>