Supermoto arrives to Torino for this Saturday's Grand-Prix
Supermoto arrives to Torino for this Saturday's Grand-Prix
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 of the season.
In a brand new location –the Oval Lingotto- World series leaders Thierry Van Den Bosch and Attilio Pignotti will fight hard to stop the attacks of runner up’s Adrien Chareyre and Gerald Delepine.
In the European Championship, S3 series leader Elia Sammartin will hand the top spot to Riccardo Peroni, as he will switch to S2; in the Open class, leader Petr Vorlicek has a safe advantage over Alessandro Tognaccini, second but racing on home soil this weekend.
It was a great start to the season for Aprilia Off Road’s Thierry Van Den Bosch; at his second year with the team, defending Champ VDB’s two moto wins demonstrated an incredible confidence, but also young gun Adrien Chareyre was a solid contender.
Debuting with factory Team CH Husqvarna, Chareyre finished two times second, both times ahead of his brother and team mate Thomas.
Aprilia’s Jerome Giraudo missed the podium by eight points and is now fourth in the points standings; the 26 year old from Nice will surely make up for that in Torino, as he aims at entering the wrestle for his second Title as soon as possible.
It will be a long fight though, that will maybe last for all the nine rounds of the series; Italians Massimo Beltrami and Ivan Lazzarini are just one point away from Giraudo, and their home event is definitely the chance to overtake the Frenchman.
KTM mounted Bernd Hiemer had a tough first GP, but his talent can push him up in the standings right from this weekend.
Castelletto was tough for other two World Champions like Hiemer, Boris Chambon and Eddy Seel, who both missed the top ten; but that is where they want to climb this Saturday.
The FIM Supermoto Grand Prix of Europe had a bitter taste for TM factory’s Davide Gozzini, who was all set on winning both moto’s, but had to retire from the final.
KTM Italia Team Miglio’s Attilio Pignotti was the winner of the season opener, which was also the Italian’s maiden GP victory, as Husqvarna CH’s Gerald Delepine rode to a strong second place.
Gozzini will be surely motivated to climb up the standings with more wins on the Oval Lingotto, but Aprilia Off Road’s Christian Iddon will be on his track, as the Brit finally tasted his maiden moto victory in Castelletto.
He wants more, to make some noise in the wrestle for the crown, which finished in fourth place for him last year.
Motoracing’s Slovenian Ales Hlad was just consistent in the first round, finishing fourth overall, but he will try to come back stronger by Friday, to start winning GP’s as he did in Greece last year for the first time.
With Lorenzo Mariani completing the top five, Supermoto veterans Marcel Goetz and Max Verderosa round off the top ten, but now it is time for them to come back up.
On the other hand, a young gun will make his debut in the series at Torino; it is Italian Elia Sammartin, winner of the first round of the European S3 series, who will ride the KTM’s of Team Motorbike Cinti.
UEM-EUROPEAN SUPERMOTO CHAMPIONSHIP
After a successful debut of the European Series on the World Championship ground, the circus will be back this Friday and Saturday in Torino.
With Sammartin moving to the World Championship, Riccardo Peroni will have the S3 lead in his hands. But there is a danger just one point behind him, in the shape of Tommaso Iacoboni, who is smelling the Title since Castelletto. Frenchman Baptiste Rheims showed to be a consistent rider who can easily aim at the top three, while Belgian Olivier Scheen and Brit Chris Hodgson are still getting to grips with the series, where both of them are debuting.
Runner up last year, Petr Vorlicek is now on top of the EC-Open standings with 12 points more than runner up Alessandro Tognaccini. The Italian will surely give chase this weekend, but so will Luca De Angelis, Uros Nastran and Heino Meusburger, who all share the same score of 38 points. It was already a dogfight in Castelletto, and it will be even harder in Torino, with Belgian Lionel Deridder looking forward to joining his rivals on the battlefield.
THE OVAL LINGOTTO AND TORINO
DBO and Magic For Fun organized a supreme scenery for this second round of the season, turning the location of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games into a Supermoto arena with a huge illumination, for the first night-time Supermoto GP.
The circuit will be more than 1200 metre long, including a 300 metre long off road section, that will be a key factor in the result of the race. The average width will be 8 metres.
Torino’s city centre is just 500 metres away from the Oval Lingotto, adding a special value to the location of this second GP.
The area of Lingotto has a solid connection with the Italian history, as it hosted a branch of FIAT -one of the most famous Italian car manufacturers- in the twenties. It was actually inaugurated in 1923, in front of the Italian king Vittorio Emanuele II.
Some of the most important cars in the history of FIAT passed by the Lingotto: the Torpedo, the Balilla and the Topolino.
This branch was closed in 1982, which was also the year when Italy won the Football World Cup.
Italy is also arts, and Italian architect Renzo Piano placed his "Bolla" - a surreal facility made of steel and crystal- in the area of Lingotto.
THE EVENT’S SCHEDULE
This particular event will be held on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May. The first World Championship Free Practice session will be on Friday at 4.40 pm with the S2 class, and bikes will run until 11.20 pm, the end of the S1 Time Practice. It is almost the same for Sunday’s races, starting at 4.55 pm with the S2.
On the other hand, the European series racers will be on their machines from Friday at 2.00 pm, while their first race will be on Saturday at 2.55 pm.
Right after the World and European Championships, racing will continue on Sunday with a special Trophy organized by Magic for Fun.
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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.
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 >>
BUSCA (ITALY)-On Saturday the 7th of October Supermoto took another step forward thanks to the meeting of FIM/CMS, promoter Youthstream and Teams racing the World series.
FIM/CMS President Wolfgang Srb, Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo and all Team Managers discussed many details about the future of Supermoto.
Youthstream’s commitment in the sport was confir weiter >>
BUSCA (ITALY)-There was a slight rain in the morning but a lot before the first S2 free practice session at 12 am it was already gone.
The rest of the day was completely sunny and Supermoto World Championship racers entered the track of Busca and discovered a 220 metre off-road section appealing to the ex Motocross riders especially.
At the end of the day weiter >>
With the first Supermoto of Nations in history at Bishopscourt last week, the masters of sliding have started a busy 3 weeks stage that will project them to the end of the 2006 Championship.
The first of 3 is now completed but the Championship standings have not been touched by the Italian wave that overwhelmed the opposition in Bishopscourt; the Trophy of Nations had no weiter >>
BISHOPSCOURT (BELFAST)-The first Supermoto of Nations in the history of the sport has now a winner: it is Team Italy.
The morning was dry and the riders presentation at 11 am was much more sunny than the afternoon races.
The riders’ presentation was also a Team managers’ presentation: here t weiter >>
BISHOPSCOURT (NORTHERN IRELAND)-The Irish wind blew all clouds away and the sky was all clear this morning.
All was ready for the first Supermoto of Nations to take off from the Northern Irish circuit of Bishopscourt.
The S1 riders were the first to enter the track, followed by the S2 group and finally by the Open class riders.
Races were all schedu weiter >>
FUNCHAL (PORTUGAL)- The FIM Supermoto World Championship goes back to Italy to celebrate the sixth Grand Prix of the 2006 season.
After the many successes in the country, like Latina and Castelletto di Branduzzo, Supermoto was missing Italy a little bit and decided to come back for the Grand Prix "Les Alpes de la Mer".
The journey back to Italy will actually begi weiter >>
With the 60th anniversary of the Motocross of Nations celebrated in Matterley Basin last Sunday, it is now time for the birth of the "Olympics of Supermoto".
The 1st day of October 2006 will see the first Supermoto of Nations in the history of the sport which reached the World level in 2002 with the Grand Prix of Namur.
Four years after Youthstream set the weiter >>
FUNCHAL (PORTUGAL)-The location of the sixth Supermoto Grand Prix of the season is finally announced: the 8th of October the FIM Supermoto World Championship will head to the North West of Italy for the Dunlop Grand Prix of "Les Alpes de la Mer".
The location will be the town of Busca, near Cuneo, on the Busca Karting Club. The circuit has a 15000 square metre paddock and weiter >>
SANKT WENDEL (GERMANY)-A sunny day, unusual for this time of the year in Germany, witnessed 13.487 spectators getting tanned while watching spectacular Supermoto racing.
The Dunlop Grand Prix of Germany ended in the way German fans were expecting.
KTM German rider Bernd Hiemer won the overall S1 GP with an impressive win in the second moto on the n weiter >>
Youthstream announces the extension of the TV coverage in South America on the cable/satellite Speed Channel mostly available on digital tiers :
In October Speed channel will start showing a flash back of the 2005 Supermoto season while the 2006 season will air in early 2007. The 2007 FIM Supermoto World Championship will then take over.
All the 2005, 2006 and 2 weiter >>
SANKT WENDEL (GERMANY)-Championship leaders of the two Supermoto classes got ready to leave their opponents behind tomorrow and increase their advantage in the standings.
S1 leader and 3 times GP winner this year Bernd Hiemer clocked the fastest lap on the circuit in Sankt Wendel during the S1 qualifying practice.
1.00.427 was his thirteenth lap ou weiter >>
After a month and a half break, Supermoto goes back to action with the Grand Prix of Germany being the forthcoming event this weekend in Sankt Wendel.
Time to start again for the Supermoto racers
Crowds of German fans who waited for Bernd Hiemer to race their home Grand Prix pl weiter >>
7000 spectators for the weekend but on Sunday numbers in Mores were like 19% humidity, 38 degrees on the air and 52 degrees on the asphalt. It was a tiring day for Supermoto racers.
Both categories hosted a KTM-Aprilia challenge.
In S1 the podium was composed by Hiemer, Iddon and Gotz, with the German on top and the other two following him.
Hiemer got a f weiter >>
It was definitely a hot day in Mores with the asphalt reaching temperatures higher than 50 degrees but Dunlop behaved correctly and tyre temperature kept around 100 degrees.
Hiemer and Iddon were the protagonists of S1, finishing their time practice session with first and second fastest respectively. There are 2 different stories behind them, with Iddon twisting his left weiter >>
People usually go to Sardinia for holiday when it is summertime but workaholics of the Supermoto World Championship go there to race.
The destination is Mores, where the circuit "Franco di Suni" is located. This is going to be the first World Championship Grand Prix for the three year old circuit; age matters: th weiter >>
The speed of the Supermoto World Championship riders made the track of Melk look quite short to the 7000 spectators who attended the event during the weekend.
But it was long enough for the engines of Aprilia, placing two riders on the final podium of the S2 class. Van Den Bosch won the GP after a win in the first moto and a second place in the following one; his toughest weiter >>
Brütende Hitze breitete sich heute, 25. Juni 2006, über den ÖAMTC-Wachauring in Melk. Die stechende Sonne drückte sowohl den Piloten wie auch den Fans bei über 30 Grad den Schweiß ins Gesicht. Nichtsdestotrotz fanden 5000 begeisterte Zuschauer den Weg ins ÖAMTC-Fahrtechnikzentrum, und ihnen allen wurden sehr spanne weiter >>