The FIM decided to let the S1 and S2 classes in the FIM World Supermoto Championship ride together instead of in seperate races. They will race and train during the same sessions but there will still be a seperate S1 and S2 qualification for the points.The main reason why the FIM decided to do this is unclear but my guess is that the low number of riders in both classes (about 15 a class) called for this extreme measure.
The next FIM World Supermoto round in Mallory Park Great Britain next weekend will be the first race where the S1 and S2 riders ride together in one class. Certainly will make things more interesting to watch with about 30 bikes on the track and all the top riders battling it out with eachother. It will also be interesting to see which machine has the advantage, the 450's in the S1 class or the 500+cc bikes in the S2 class. Time will tell, you will be able to see the Grand Prix live this weekend on Supermoto Central!
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Race 2 of the Spanish Supermoto Championship was held at the new Supermoto track at Motorland Aragon.The track only opened about 2 months ago and this was the first race ever on this brand new track.What makes this track special is that it has a paved sky section just like in Pleven Bulgaria.
Sylvain Bidart won the first race on his Luc1 Honda CRF450R followed by Guillame Rigal and Spanish S1 champion Francesco Cucharrera. Bidart also won the 2nd heat race, but this time it was Cucharrera who was second followed by Rigal in 3rd.
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Mark Burkhart got his first victory of the season in the XTRM/AMA Supermoto Championship when he easily outdistanced Sylain Bidart and Jeff Ward to win the second round of the series at Sonoma, California’s Infineon Raceway.
Burkhart (pictured) moved his Burkhart Racing/HMC Racing KTM ahead of Bidart’s CHM Exhaust/Honda Pro Oils CRF450R on the second lap of the 20-lap race and then pulled away to a six-second margin at the finish.
Photo gallery by Harry W Hoffman here
and a gallery by Supermotoracer Mag here
Read more: Burkhart wins second AMA XTRM Supermoto race at Infineon Raceway
French Factory TM rider Thierry van den Bosch won the third race in the International class of the Italian Supermoto Championship. Van den Bosch also won both heat races in the S1 class but he gets no points because he is not Italian. So Lazzarini who scored two 2nd place scored the full points in the Italian S1 races on his 09 CRF450R and still leads the Italian S1 championship. 2nd in the championship is Christian Ravaglia with 6 points less than Lazzarini.
Gozzini scored another win in the S2 class aboard his TM in the first heat race, Adrien Chareyre took the win in the 2nd heat race. Gozzini got 2nd in that race and scored the overall victory(because Chayere is not Italian). He now leads the Italian S2 championship with a 28 point lead on Aprilia rider Minutilli.
Italian website Ultramotard has a nice gallery full of pics of the 3rd race in the Italian Championship.
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On May 3rd the second round of the Italian Supermoto Championship was held at the Karting Circuit of Busca Italy.
It was a beautiful day of sun and a lot of people witnessed the remarkable performances of the two fast brothers: Adrien and Thomas Chareyre. The Husqvarna riders, won both races in their respective classes, Thomas Chareyre also won the open International race. Protagonists of the Italian championship have been TM rider Davide Gozzini (747 TM-Team Motorsport) in the S2 class and the HM Honda rider Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing) in the S1 class with two victories.
Also good results for Andrea Occhini (TM-747 Motorsport) and Luca Minutilli (Aprilia PMR-H2O) respective second and third in the S2 class. In the S1 class Fabio Balducci (Suzuki-Lux Performance) scored 2nd overall and Christian Ravaglia (Aprilia-Evolution) was 3rd overall.