Italian Supermoto Championship off to a great start

 


At the end of the two days of races of the Italian Supermoto Championship on the circuit South Milan di Ottobiano, it is clear that the two 2008 champions Ivan Lazzarini and David Gozzini haven't lost any speed, Lazzarini is leader of the S1 Championship thanks to two beautiful victories on the new 2009 HM Honda CRF of the team of Alfredo Bevilacqua. Italian TM rider Gozzini leads the S2 class with a win in race 1 and third place in the second race, behind Frenchy Adrien Chareyre (Husqvarna) and Belgian rider Gerald Delepine (Husqvarna).

The easter weekend is concluded with an International race, which is held between the best riders of the S1 and S2 classes.That race went to Adrien Chareyre followed by Lazzarini, Delepine, Gozzini and Balducci.

In the classes S4 and S5, the leaders are Mark Animento (Kawasaki), thanks to the two victories. In the S5 class Mattia Martella (Ktm) leads with two 2nd place finishes. In the two Cup classes, the HM Honda class and Suzuki class, those Cups are leaded by Gattuzzo that won both races, and Simone Cecchetti leads the Suzuki Cup thanks to a third and a fifth place.

Video following soon.

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Van den Bosch leaves Aprilia for TM

 


A while ago we announced Benny Carlson and Thierry van den Bosch as riders for the DRC Aprilia team. Well it seems like things changed in the meantime because Thierry van den Bosch decided to leave Aprilia and join the TM Factory team with Davide Gozzini and Andrea Occhini. Quite a surprising move but understandable since Aprilia doesn't have a Factory team in the World Supermoto Championship anymore.

Race Report AMA Supermoto at Fontana

Coaxed out of retirement just a couple of months ago, Jeff Ward put his Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull Honda into the winners circle at the opening round of the XTRM/AMA Supermoto Championship at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on Sunday, March 22.On a twisty and challenging course, Ward got out in front early in the Premier final,but was passed by fast-qualifier Mark Burkhart on the newly formed HMC/Burkhart Racing KTM. That was short-lived, however, when Burkhart slid out in a minor fall on the second lap, putting Ward back in the lead and Burkhart in 12th place.

Read more: Race Report AMA Supermoto at Fontana

Oversized radiators for the SXV at Supermotodaz

 

 Supermotodaz has had some oversize radiators manufactured for the Aprilia SXV 450-550 models. They are the only aftermarket rads available for the Aprilia at the moment.

Supermotodaz is taking orders now for the next batch which will take aprox 2-3 weeks for delivery and the RRP for these is £450.00. Thats only €480 with today's very nice exchange rate. If you didn't know yet the pound is very low nowadays so be smart and go shopping at Supermotodaz. You can get your Supermoto parts for a lot less money. A set of brand new Supermoto Excels for 720 euro anyone?

New Supermoto gear: We need your opinion!

 

 
We are thinking of expanding the Supermoto Central clothing line. Currently we offer the Back it In T-Shirt in the shop, but we are thinking about a new design and we also want to put the design on sweaters and hoodies. We want to know what kind of design/text you would like on the new clothing and also what kind of clothing you would like. You can vote for the kind of clothing you like in the poll on the right side and you can leave more specific suggestions in the comments of this article or mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We hope lots of people will send in their suggestions so we can offer you some really cool gear in the future! Thanks from the Supermoto Central team.

Silvain Bidart will race AMA Supermoto in 2009

 

Bidart already has some experience in the AMA Supermoto Championship

A while ago we announced that Sylvain Bidart would be riding for the Luc1 Honda team in the French Championship. But there is a change in this situation:

From the CHM Team is the news that French Supermoto star Sylvain Bidart will be joining the team for the 2009 campaign beginning today at California Speedway in Fontana! Sylvain rode for the CHM Team during the last two rounds of the 2007 season and took a second place in his first race ever in the USA, beating out Mark Burkhart for second place at the Texas round, and then running up front at Morongo before finishing fourth. Look for good things from Sylvain as he looks to add an American Championship to his French Supermoto Championship resume.

It is unclear if Sylvain Bidart will also race for the Luc1 team in the French Supermoto Championship. I personally don't think so because the French Championship is in quite the crisis after 2 of its 5 races got cancelled.

Source: Dennis Anderson/SupermotoOnline

AMA Supermoto news

This weekend is the kick off to the 2009 XTRM AMA Pro Racing Supermoto Championship Series and 2009 XTRM AMA Amateur Supermoto Championship Series.

This year the Supermoto event kicks off with a large bang at Auto Club Speedway for all motorcycle fans.  Both the XTRM AMA Supermoto and AMA Suzuki Superbike races will be happening the same weekend!  Get ready for high-speed thrills and side-to-side motorcycle racing action as the starts of Supermoto and Superbike battle it out. 

Read more: AMA Supermoto news

Supermoto International now available in the shop

 


Supermoto International, a truly exciting, all-new magazine dedicated to all things Supermoto.

Produced by a small independent team Supermoto International fills a need from fans of this spectacular, all action motorcycle  sport and  pastime who demand a regular mix of insider news, Streetmoto  and race bike tests, reviews of aftermarket accessories and Supermoto related products, plus a classified section to buy or sell your bike/kit etc.

Read more: Supermoto International now available in the shop

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