Belgian KTM rider Marc Fraikin won the first round of the Dutch Supermoto Championship in Lelystad last weekend. He won the first race after a battle with KTM MTR rider Kevin Viellevoye and TM Factory rider Devon Vermeulen who started from pole position.
The second race was cancelled after a serious crash of Jan-Willem Korte who was seriously injured and is still remaining in the hospital. His condition is stable. We wish him and his family all the support in the world.
Because the second race was cancelled the overall result and standings are the same as the result from race 1. Fraikin leads the championship in front of Viellevoye and Vermeulen.
The Belgian Cup was won by Antoine Jeaumotte who won both races in front of Kenny Neirinck(2-2) and Koen Roos(3-4).
In the National class it was Renzo van der Hoek(1-1) who took the overall win followed by Oege de Jong(2-2) and John Mooiman(3-4).
During the first round of the Italian Supermoto Championship at Pomposa Thomas Chareyre grabbed the overall win by winning both races.
Second overall was Redmoto Honda rider Christian Ravaglia who finished 3rd and 2nd in the races. The third step of the podium was for BRT Suzuki rider Andrea Occhini who finished 2nd and 5th in the races. Because it was the first race the championship standings are the same as the overall result.
Luca d'Addato was the winner in the AMA Pro class after winning both races. Marco Dondi and Porfiri completed the podium.
Lukas Höllbacher will ride on a Husqvarna FC450 this year. Höllbacher is double Austrian Supermoto champion and German champion in the S1 and S- Open class. His goals this year are to defend the title in the Austrian and German Championship, which certainly will be challenging until the end. He also wants to make a successful guest appearance during the French World Supermoto GP in Riversaltes (France) on the 23rd of April.
His first race of the new season will be at the first Italian Championship round in Pomposa this weekend.
Luke : "I'm so happy and excited to start after 4 months of testing work and hard training. The whole package is new. This year I 'm riding for the first time on the Husqvarna FC 450 . It was specially converted to Supermoto with the best accessories. The result after the first training was amazing, a super successful motorcycle. Of course, in the middle of the year Husqvarna will bring a 450 cc Supermoto on the market. A Ready to Race bike for everyone."
After the cancellation of the Belgian World Supermoto GP at Mettet a few weeks ago another GP bites the dust. This time it's the German GP at St. Wendel which got cancelled.
BPROM asks a fee for organizing the GP at St Wendel but the organizers also have to pay the German Motorcycle Federation(DMSB). And they are simply asking too much money for a small sport such as Supermoto. In the past they where able to give a discount on this fee as an exception but they will not do that anymore.
Thank you DMSB for ruining the chance for another Supermoto GP in Germany.
The American Motorcyclist Association and USA Supermoto are pleased to announce the AMA Supermoto National Championship Series. The six-round series will kick off at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 7.
"Supermoto is an amazing sport to watch and an even more amazing sport to compete in," said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. "Since the beginning, supermoto has needed a true grass-roots network U.S. to help sustain the top level of competition. This series will help accomplish that goal by giving today's amateur and sportsman-level competitors a place to race, feeding the sport with expert-level talent going forward, and providing a showcase for sponsors and teams active in the discipline."
The AMA Supermoto National Championship Series will include novice, youth, intermediate, age- and displacement-based classes as well as classes that will feature some of the best supermoto talent in the country. Online registration will be available soon at www.amanationalsupermoto.com.