Van den Bosch and Gozzini come back to victory in hot Spain
Van den Bosch and Gozzini come back to victory in hot Spain
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 clinched his first GP victory with TM, as Gerald Delepine and Christian Iddon scored no points in one heat each, losing important Championship points.
In the UEM European Supermoto Championship Baptiste Rheims dominated the event with two back to back victories, and was imitated by Petr Vorlicek in the Open class.
Thierry Van Den Bosch of Aprilia Off Road squeezed his machine on the Circuit de Velocitat d’Alcarràs to clinch two back to back wins.
The Frenchman topped the overall in front of team mate Jerome Giraudo, who grasped his first podium of the season, and Kevin Berthome of Rexfelgen Wheels Cross2R, making it to his second career podium that came right after the second place at Villars sous Ecot.
Adrien Chareyre of CH Azzalin and Bernd Hiemer of KTM Italia Miglio rounded off the top five thanks to solid performances throughout the two moto’s.
S1 GRAND PRIX RACE 1
Thierry Van Den Bosch was starting from pole and lead the pack into the first turn, ahead of Bernd Hiemer, Adrien Chareyre and Jerome Giraudo.
Giraudo moved up to second soon, and started to give chase to team mate VDB, but made a mistake in the off road section and his bike stopped. By the time he restarted it, he was back in sixth place but the gutsy Frenchman worked his way up to a final second place.
On the other hand Van Den Bosch pulled away with the lead, to own the chequered flag ahead of countryman Giraudo and Kevin Berthome.
The latter had a decent start from the tenth place, but rode a strong moto to arrive to the chequered flag almost two seconds behind the Aprilia duo. Bernd Hiemer rode a strong moto to pass both the Chareyre brothers and finish fourth.
The two CH Azzalin’s brothers fought with each other in the first half of the race, leaving an open door for Giraudo to pass both of them.
Adrien brought the bike home with the fifth place, followed by Thomas in sixth. Sylvain Bidart finished the heat in ninth place, as he did the second half of the moto with the gearbox blocked in fourth gear.
S1 GRAND PRIX RACE 2
Thierry Van Den Bosch dominated also the second moto from the first to the last lap, but the gap was shorter this time, as his rivals increased their rhythm compared to the first heat.
Adrien Chareyre was on VDB’s tail but Jerome Giraudo made to pass him at half race distance. Giraudo pushed hard to avoid a Van Den Bosch escape, clocking the best lap but not catching his team mate.
The Frenchman brought the bike home with second ahead of Adrien Chareyre. Thomas Chareyre was sixth and sandwiched between team mates Kevin Berthome and Sylvain Bidart, when he crashed and handed sixth to Bidart.
In the meanwhile Berthome and Hiemer had a dogfight for the fourth position, passing each other several time until Berthome definitely clinched the fourth place at the last lap. Also Bidart moved past Hiemer at the final lap, but the German quickly replied to bring the fifth place home, ahead of the French rival.
Thomas Chareyre finished fifteenth after another crash on the off road section.
Davide Gozzini clinched his third Grand Prix victory –first with TM- at his fourth Grand Prix with the Italian factory team.
Gozzini owned both chequered flags, and was first on the podium ahead of fellow TM rider Lorenzo Mariani of MRC –clinching his maiden GP podium. Attilio Pignotti of KTM Italia Miglio raced two solid moto’s after having encountered some difficulties at the beginning of the weekend, and completed the podium.
KTM fellow rider Matthew Winstanley brought the bike home with a fourth place overall, ahead of BQR Aprilia Spain’s Nestor Jorge. Christian Iddon and Gerald Delepine had a bad day, as each of them did not finish one heat due to crashes; at the end of the day they rounded off the top 12.
S2 GRAND PRIX RACE 1
Superpole man Davide Gozzini had a storming start, and tried to pull away with the lead but had to face a tough opposition from British Christian Iddon. Iddo found an open door to pass Gozzini once, but the Italian moved right back to first, owning the chequered flag.
Iddon brought the bike home in second, as Gerald Delepine was moving up in the standings when he crashed and damaged the bike.
The Belgian did not finish the race, but Nestor Jorge made up for a bad start by moving up to a final third place.
Lorenzo Mariani was cruising in third place when he missed the first turn and went straight out of the track. The Italian re-entered the race in the top five, to drop down to an eventual sixth place later on.
Matt Winstanley raced a solid moto, moving up from seventh to a final fourth place ahead of Attilio Pignotti.
S2 GRAND PRIX RACE 2
Davide Gozzini rode another strong heat, dominating all 18 laps. The Italian lead the pack into turn one, followed by Lorenzo Mariani. Mariani stayed on Gozzini’s tail for opening laps, than lost the contact and settled down for second.
Mariani was closely followed by local rider Jorge Nestor, who missed the first corner while trying to pass the Italian. Jorge rejoined the race, but had a crash and brought the bike home with a disappointing tenth place.
Gerald Delepine and Attilio Pignotti had a dogfight for the third place, passing each other a few times before Pignotti secured a satisfactory third position.
Delepine lost his rival but found a new one soon in the shape of Matt Winstanley. The Brit assaulted Delepine to snatch the fourth place, as the 2005 World Champion settled down for fifth.
Iddon did not finish the first lap because of a collective crash, involving also Lorenzo Pes, Ales Hlad and Adriano Allegretti.
IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
Adrien Chareyre still holds the red plate, but Thierry Van Den Bosch is second, only one point behind the rival. Thomas Chareyre dropped down to third, ahead of Giraudo and Berthome. Hiemer has improved on his Championship position and is currently sixth, ahead of Bidart and Beltrami.
Attilio Pignotti is back to the lead of the S2 Championship, passing both Delepine and Iddon. Delepine is now second with a ten point gap, and Iddon is third. Davide Gozzini moved up to fourth ahead of Jorge, while Hlad dropped down to ninth after crashing in the second moto.
UEM-EUROPEAN SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
Baptiste Rheims took his revenge, and won the fourth round of the S3 series in front of rival Tommaso Iacoboni. Thanks to two back to back victories, Rheims also moved back up to the Championship lead.
Iacoboni was second overall, which is also the same position he holds in the Championship, as Chris Hodgson completed the podium after clinching two third places.
In the points standings, the Brit made up ground on Peroni, who is currently third but was behind Hodgson in the overall at Alcarras. Francesco Bianconi rounded off the top five.
Series leader Petr Vorlicek dominated another event with two back to back heat wins. The Czech is the runaway leader, and took advantage of runner up Lionel Deridder’s bad day, to increase his Championship lead. Deridder was ninth overall, but Luca De Angelis made up ground on him, after finishing second overall today. Alberto Dell’Era completed the podium, as Malcolm Schneider and Richard Blakeman rounded off the top five.
The FIM Supermoto World Championship and the UEM European Supermoto Championship will be back in two weeks at Sankt Wendel, Germany. The fifth round will be held on the 8th of July.
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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.
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 >>
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.
The 2007 season is about to start, and it will be as exciting as ever. The S1 and S2 classes have swapped places compared to 2006; the European Supermoto Championship will be held together with th weiter >>
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 >>
LATINA (ITALY)-The weather in Latina was a bit cloudy but thinking of the weather was the least important thing today.
Both S1 and S2 World Titles could have been won in Italy this weekend and this chance motivated 4500 spectators to come to the International circuit "Il Sagittario".
German Bernd Hiemer became the S1 2006 World Champion and snatched the Title from weiter >>
LATINA (ITALY)-Nice weather welcomed the World Supermoto riders in Latina. The off-road section was part of the track and the International Circuit "Il Sagittario" was 1605 metre long at the end.
Attilio Pignotti was the fastest Italian in the S2 class
German Bernd Hiemer was weiter >>
LATINA (ITALY)-There is a busy atmosphere around the International circuit "Il Sagittario" at Latina.
Hospitalities and workshops are all set and ready for the weekend of the Dunlop Grand Prix of Italy.
Aprilia men Thierry Van Den Bosch and Jerome Giraudo are fighting for the S2 World Title: Latina is the penultimate venue of the Championship and it can be weiter >>
This is a breathless stage of the FIM Supermoto World Championship: there was no rest after the FIM Supermoto of Nations in Bishopscourt and riders went straight to Busca for the sixth round of the Championship.
Now the Supermoto World circus goes deeper into the Italian peninsula and heads to Latina for the seventh and penultimate round of the 2006 season.
The in weiter >>
BUSCA (ITALY)-The Grand Prix Le Alpi del Mare was one of the best in 2006 with 7000 people watching some wonderful action in both classes of the FIM Supermoto World Championship: S1 and S2.
The S1 was all about 3 men: Italian Ivan Lazzarini, Belgian Gerald Delepine and German Bernd Hiemer.
Lazzarini flew back from Ireland after winning the Supermoto of Nations in weiter >>