Presenting the FIM SUPERMOTO World Championship
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 Giuseppe Luongo; Dunlop’s Motorcycle Motorsport EU Manager Steve Male
The superb structure will host the second edition of the FIM Supermoto of Nations on September 30, but yesterday it played host to the Official Presentation of the Championship.
Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo, FIM/CMS President Dr. Wolfgang Srb, Dunlop Motorcycle Motorsport EU Manager Steve Male and DBO General Manager Danilo Boccadolce explained their plans for another enthralling Supermoto season during a Press Conference at 6.00 pm.
Later on, the main stage was given to the teams and the riders attending the 2007 GP campaign, and each team was introduced to the press.
Youthstream President, Giuseppe Luongo, said: "First of all, thanks to our host Daniele Bonara: his structure is so far the best we have ever seen in Supermoto. We are looking forward to organizing the FIM Supermoto of Nations here on September 30.
It will be the race of the year, as we will have also an American and many more. Youthstream believes in Supermoto a lot, and we will try our hardest to develop it. I have to thank the organizers, the teams and the riders, who are all doing a great job. Supermoto is like a son for us, and we are careful fathers."
Dunlop and Youthstream made the FIM Supermoto World Championship even more interesting in 2006, with Dunlop entering the Championship as the unique tyre supplier.
Dunlop will continue its cooperation with Youthstream until 2009, and the company’s Motorcycle Motorsport EU Manager Steve Male stated: "It is a busy start to the season for Dunlop in motorcycle racing, and we made another investment with Youthstream in Supermoto, because we believe it is a good sport and it has a bright future ahead. We want to make it grow; the mono-brand tyre system we brought to the Championship gave the teams access to the same quality and to the same amount of tyres."
In 2007 DBO President Danilo Boccadolce will organize four Supermoto events in total: the FIM Supermoto of Nations, the first GP in Castelletto di Branduzzo, the GP of Italy in Turin, and the GP le Alpi del Mare in Busca.
Boccadolce said: "We organize these four events, one of which is the Supermoto of Nations that this year will host also an American team. I am very proud of this cooperation with Youthstream and FIM. Franciacorta is a great location for the Nations, then we all know the quality of Busca and Castelletto. Turin is a news: the GP will be held in a historical location (Lingotto), and I am sure we will have a huge crowd attending the event."
FIM/CMS President Dr. Wolfgang Srb confirmed the Federation’s commitment for this coming season: "The commitment is unchanged, it is still a young Championship, but we are working very well on its development with our contractual partner Youthstream. We are improving year by year, and the quality of the structures is getting better and better as we can see here at Franciacorta.
The staff at Busca is working hard, which means organizers want to improve too. We welcome the arrival of new teams and new riders, and this is good for the future of the FIM Supermoto World Championship."
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.
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 >>
ROASTED THE RIVALS IN S2, WHILE DELEPINE SNATCHED POLE FROM IDDON IN DIEING MINUTES OF S1
The circuit of Melk was quite hot today and also the S2 top spot seemed to be quite hot. The actual pole sitter was Belgian Eddy Seel with a laptime of 55.276. "In the first free practice we had not a good setting on the machine" explained Eddy Seel. "We worked on it and impro weiter >>
Bei echtem Kaiserwetter konnten die Piloten der Supermoto-Weltmeisterschaft auf dem ÖAMTC-Wachauring in den Zeittrainings ausfechten, wer die Nase für die morgigen Rennen vorne haben wird. Dabei wurde eindrucksvoll bewiesen, dass sich sowohl die Piloten als auch die Technik im Vergleich zum Vorjahr deutlich weiterentwickelt haben! Die Rundenzeiten fallen um gut 2 Sekunden kürzer weiter >>
Almost 1300 metres, actually 1290 comprehensive of a 270 metres off-road section: it is another stage of the Supermoto World Championship, the Austrian one.
The track is in Melk, one of the most important cultural sites in Austria. The top attraction of the city is the Abbey, founded in 1089 by Margrave Leopold II.
It is a city full of history and is definitely wo weiter >>
Für die am kommenden Wochenende auf dem Wachauring in Melk stattfindende Supermoto-Weltmeisterschaft herrschen die besten Voraussetzungen. Die Wetterprognose für Samstag und Sonntag (24. und 25. Juni) verheißt trockene und sommerliche Temperaturen.
Die Vorbereitungen vor Ort laufen auf Hochtouren, und auch die österreichischen Fahrer scharren schon in den Startlöchern. weiter >>