(photo by Marylex Photography)
A new Supermoto Championship has been launched in Southern California. The WAR Supermoto Series starts of with a 3 race Triple Crown Winter series and a full Championship season starting in March.
The Triple Crown was created for the racer who does not want to take three months off in the offseason. Now they can race all year long.
This series will start in December at Adams Motorsports Park, followed by a stop at Apex and eventually, crowning a Triple Crown Champion in February at Grange Motor Circuit.
WAR Supermoto Series Championship is scheduled to start in March, with one race per month ending in November.
The Championship series will visit six different race tracks in the Southern California Area and feature an AMA State Chamionship race. Stay tuned, the schedule will be released soon.
Two new classes will be introduced in the 2014 Supermoto European Championship: the SM3, reserved to 250 cc 4-strokes bikes and the SM300, reserved to 200 cc to 300 cc 2-strokes bikes. The new classes will race together but with separated classifications.
TM and KTM have already set up the 300 cc bikes for the SM300 class with low costs, for young riders who want to participate in this discipline.
The new SM3 and SM300 classes will have eight rounds, which will be held together with the FIM Supermoto World Championship; the race format will consist of two races of ca. twenty minutes each.
The upcoming Supermoto season will also see the SM85 class reserved to the riders from eleven to fifteen years.
This class will race during the Bulgarian and Romanian Grand Prix and during the FIM Supermoto of Nations that will be hosted in Pleven in October
Everything Supermoto UK are proud to announce that a new website specifically focusing upon supermoto in the UK has be launched. Site visitors will be able to see at first hand a selection of video clips and images of adrenaline fuelled racing alongside handy guides of how to start racing, or where to watch as a spectator. 2014 holds many exciting ventures for the sport in the UK and combining racing events with supermoto specific trackdays there's never been an easier way to get involved with this sport. The site also offers riders, teams and organisations to get involved as Website Sponsors which will enable the expansion of the site and promote the sport to a wider audience.
This year we have been delighted with the progression of the sport and the media and TV coverage provided and with the likes of TT front runner Connor Cummins getting involved on track we are sure to see other leading riders follow his example and jump on a supermoto bike in 2014?
On the site you will also see links to their Facebook and Twitter pages, so why not click on the links and get following Everything Supermoto UK.
The FIM just released the calendar for the World Supermoto 2014 season:
Provisional Calendar World Supermoto Championship 2014
|20 April, 2014
|11 May, 2014
|18 May, 2014
|1 June, 2014
|15 June, 2014
|6 July, 2014
|20 July, 2014
|14 September, 2014
|5 October, 2014
|12 October, 2014
||Bulgaria (Supermoto of Nations)
European Supermoto Vice-Champion Devon Vermeulen will be riding for the TM Racing Factory team next year. He will be competing in the European Supermoto Championship just like the last 2 years.
He will be the teammate of Thomas Chareyre. It is not certain that Thierry van den Bosch is returning to the team in 2014.
Preparations are on track for the Sic Supermoto Day at Latina that will host a long list of champions who will compete Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 to raise funds for the Marco Simoncelli Foundation.
On the track " Sagittarius " of Latina, the riders will compete in an endurance race of 58 laps. They will ride in teams that consist of 1 Supermoto specialist and will be joined by a rider from MotoGP, Moto2/3, Superbike, MX, Journalism and the world of entertainment.
The entry list is headed by the winner of 2012, Andrea Dovizioso, who will team up with World Supersport rider and ex-British Supermoto Champion Christian Iddon this year. They will compete against strong teams like Max Biaggi and Italian Champion Ivan Lazzarini. World Superbike vice-champion Laverty will be joined by European Supermoto Champion Edgardo Borella.
Then there are other strong teams like Troy Corser-Sammartin, Ben Bostrom-Occhini, Pirro-Ravaglia and also a full American team with AMA Supersport rider Miles Thornton and Eastcoast Supermoto Champion Eric Stump.
Read more: Get ready for the Sic Supermoto Day 2013
French Supermoto rider Fred Guerin crashed hard at the Dutch Supercross Zuidbroek last weekend. He seriously hurt his back and is paralyzed.
After a succesful test at the Super-Cross Dortmund this january the team of Johannes-Bikes decided to race the complete ADAC SX Cup this winter. Rider was again 20 year old Fred Guerin, a friend of SuperMoto teamrider Jan Deitenbach.
At the first heats in the Netherlands Guerin had a few small problems, but the team spirit was perfect. In the first lap of the last chance race on sunday Fred was in fourth place, when he was involved in a crash at a small jump. He fell so unfortunately on the next jump, that he immediately stayed on the ground. The perfect working ambulance recognized immediately that it was a very serious injury.
In the hospital at Groningen the shocking diagnosis where several broken vertebras and paralyzed legs.
Daniel Johannes: „We are completely shocked. As usual in our team, also the step into SX Racing was build on friendship and a familiar spirit. We can’t go back to normal. We wish Fred and his family, who stays with him in the Netherlands, all the power they need.“