Glamorous racing for the FIM Supermoto Grand-Prix of Italy
Glamorous racing for the FIM Supermoto Grand-Prix of Italy
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 end of the year, during the FIM Off Road Awards ceremony.
The event organized by DBO and Magic Import has a wonderful location; the Oval Lingotto already hosted the ice-skating competitions of the Olympic Winter Games in 2006, and now is getting ready to host another massive crowd for the FIM SuperMoto World Championship and the European SuperMoto series.
The race will be held at night-time, on Saturday May 26, and will offer a unique scenery to the spectators attending the event. The area of the Lingotto -the location of the race- is one of the most modern in Italy, and has a fantastic illumination system, which is the ideal way to cover this Grand Prix of Italy with a magic atmosphere.
There will be not only the great racing of the SuperMoto Grand Prix’s, and the glamour of this fabulous location; the presence of the UEM-European SuperMoto Championship will be the chance to watch the upcoming talents of this exciting sport. Compared to last year, the riders entering the European series are more than twice, as all of them were pushed by the dream of entering the World series in the next future.
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. The top class facilities will include a restaurant, and three bars; there is a huge underground parking next to the venue.
Torino’s city centre is only 500 metres away from the Oval Lingotto, and will be surely part of a wonderful picture on May 26.
THE "MAGIC FOR FUN" PROJECT
Magic seems to be the watchword for this second Grand Prix of the season, but there is more beyond this event.
During the weekend, a riding school will be organized in cooperation with the road security commission of the Italian Motorcycling Federation-FMI. The initiative aims at developing a "road safety" culture, and it is reserved to teenagers in between 13 and 17 years old.
On this special occasion, Torino will host also a stage of the Yamaha Tour. This event is organized with Yamaha Motor Italia, and will feature some side events for the participants, such as riding tests.
SuperMoto will be the main protagonist of this event, but the organization found some room also for some Motocross and Quad Freestyle shows. Top freestylers will try their best tricks, such as the amazing back-flip, to show the crowd what they are made of.
SOME HISTORY OF THE "LINGOTTO AREA"
There is no better place to organize an Italian Grand Prix than the area of the Lingotto; this area is very important in the history of the peninsula, 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.
Also Italian architect Renzo Piano left his mark on the Lingotto area. He projected the "Bolla", an amazing facility made of steel and crystal, which is used as an exclusive meeting place. Watching Torino from the "Bolla" is wonderful: people can see the hill on which the city was built, the river, and the Alps.
The President of the Province of Torino Antonio Saitta, and the Delegate for Tourism and Sport Patrizia Bugnano announced: "The event which will be organized on the Oval area confirms our will to become one of the main centres for world wide sport events, thanks to the commitment of the Local Authorities, Federations and Sports Associations. Moreover, this Grand Prix of Italy confirms the efficiency of the structure that was built for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games."
CMS/FIM President Dr. Wolfgang Srb admitted: "This is fantastic news for the FIM SuperMoto World Championship. For the first time there will be a night event. The location, right in the centre of Torino, adds an additional value for the fans. I am very grateful to all the partners who made this happen."
Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo stated: "Finally our dream of bringing SuperMoto to city centres and to prestigious venues is coming true; SuperMoto is a city bike, and must be raced in cities. I am sure the thousands of fans coming to this edition will experience a magic moment in a fantastic atmosphere, 100% adrenaline. We believe the Grand Prix of Italy will be an absolute success, and we would like to thank Giorgio Foi and Danilo Boccadolce for their organization."
Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.
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
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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 >>