SUPERMOTO DOES NOT LEAVE ITALY AND HEADS DOWN TO LATINA FOR THE DUNLOP GRAND PRIX OF ITALY
SUPERMOTO DOES NOT LEAVE ITALY AND HEADS DOWN TO LATINA FOR THE DUNLOP GRAND PRIX OF ITALY
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 international circuit "Il Sagittario" hosted the final round of the 2005 season and offered the crowd a fantastic show; the FIM Supermoto World Championship is a hardly fought series and last year both S1 and S2 Titles were grasped in the final round.
Both Chambon and Delepine grasped their maiden Supermoto World Title in the Grand Prix of Italy. The Frenchman had a really tight advantage over runner up and countryman Adrien Chareyre, only 3 points; on the other hand Belgian Delepine had a slightly bigger advantage and left Bernd Hiemer 9 points behind.
Lights just turned off for the S1 class and everyone is on the gas
Bernd is now making up for that and arrives to Latina as Championship leader. KTM’s young gun has just inked a 2 year deal with the factory and will ride a 450cc bike next year; Lazzarini will do the same move but with Yamaha, having signed in Busca last weekend.
Thanks to 2 back to back Moto wins in the last round, Lazzarini is now the closest to Hiemer but the German never missed the red plate this season.
Making up ground in the classification will be a hard work for Ivan but the Italian demonstrated he is a hard worker: last Sunday he had to fight his hardest in both Motos before snatching the lead from Team mate Delepine who is currently third in the Championship.
That battle was one of the best in the history of Supermoto and Lazzarini’s final last corner move on Delepine is already an image in the record books.
British Christian Iddon just lost second place and needs to win in Latina if he wants to have it back. The Husqvarna squad is really fit and it looks like Hiemer will try to avoid risks after he crashed twice in Busca.
There are just 4 Motos left for Ivan Lazzarini
Thierry Van den Bosch’s feeling with Aprilia is improving race by race and since Melk he won one Moto per event. The exception was the last event in Busca with the Frenchman winning both Heats: he wants to secure the Title and is speeding up to leave Team mate Jerome Giraudo behind in second place.
Giraudo and VDB are the "winningest" riders of the season with 2 GP wins each; the other 2 rounds were won by Adrien Chareyre, whose brother Thomas is still injured, and Eddy Seel. The latter injured his right hand before the last Grand Prix and will miss also Latina.
On the other hand French youngster Chareyre seems to be back to the main stage. In the Championship he is third with Bolley right behind him in fourth: with Giraudo challenging Van den Bosch and Bolley challenging Chareyre the top 4 seems to be just a French privilege.
From fifth to ninth place there are only 11 points; Italian TM rider Fabio Balducci is currently fifth but Bidart is only 1 point behind.
The French young gun just signed for Team Cross2R and is motivated to show them they selected the right guy.
In such packed group there are also Eddy Seel, Massimo Beltrami and current World Champion Boris Chambon.
Jerome Giraudo already won a Supermoto World Title in 2004 but wants to go for the second one
For the seventh round of the Championship Latina will host 4 Times World Champion Max Biaggi racing the S2 class. The Roman rider is one of the most popular characters in motorcycling and was born in Rome, less than 100 km away from Latina where he often goes for training.
Max will finally enter the FIM Supermoto World Championship for the first time in his career: road racers like Randy De Puniet and Roberto Locatelli visited Supermoto in Busca but Max Biaggi now stops watching and gets ready to start.
35-year-old Massimiliano "Max" Biaggi won 4 consecutive 250cc World Titles in road racing (from 1994 to 1997) then moved up to the top category: the 500cc. On a Honda machine he surprised the world by winning the race of his top class debut and finished the 1998 season as Mick Doohan’s runner up. He moved to Yamaha in 1999 ending the season with 4th place. He improved in 2000 finishing third then raced the last 500cc season grasping second place. He kept second in 2002: after the first year of the 4 stroke MotoGP era Max left Yamaha and moved back to Honda. Biaggi was third both in 2003 and 2004 then moved to the Honda factory Team in 2005. He closed the season with fifth place.
In his career Max raced 215 Grand Prix and grasped 42 wins; in 2007 he will get back to work with Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra in the Superbike World Championship.
Latina is very close (less than 100km) from the Italian Capital, Rome. Latina faces the Tyrrhenian Sea and was a swamp before some colonists from the North-East of the country started a massive drainage work. The city was finally created in 1932 and many original buildings are still there, like the Town Hall and the Palazzo "M".
Right at the boarder of the city there is the sea with many local restaurants facing the beaches.
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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 >>
STERN AND KOKENYESI EUROPEAN WINNERS IN VILLARS SOUS ECOT
Weather: cloudy and rainy Temperature: 12°C in the airLength of the track: 1520 meters (1175m asphalt and 345m off-road)
The third GP of the European Supermoto series gets underway in Villars sous Ecot. The weiter >>
2006 FIM SUPERMOTO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPWeather: rainy Temperature: 12°C in the airLength of the track: 1520 meters (1175m asphalt and 345m off-road)
The come back of the Supermoto World Championship in France was successfull this weekend, despite bad weather on Sund weiter >>
Round: 3 - United KingdomCircuit: SilverstoneDate: 28 May 2006Crowd: 71000Temp: 19ºCWeather: Dry
Yamaha Team Italia rider Claudio Corti took his first win in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at Silverstone today.
Starting from pole position the Italian protégé battled intensely with championship leader Alessandro Polita (Suzuk weiter >>
Weather: cloudy and rainy in the morning, cloudy and sunny in the afternoonTemperature: 26°C in the airLength of the track: 1520 meters (1175m asphalt and 345m off-road)
Frenchman Frédéric Bolley (Aprilia S2) and Belgian Gerald Delepine (Husqvarna S1) were the fastest riders t weiter >>