The first round of the Spanish Supermoto Championship in Albaida was won by Husqvarna rider Francesc Cucharrera. He had a tough round after crashing in the first race but still managed to finish 3rd. In race 2 he finished 2nd and the win in race 3 was enough for the overall victory.
David Gimenez finished 2nd overall with a 3-1-2 score. His teammate Angel Grau finished 3rd overall with a 1-3-3 score. The standing in the championship is the same as the overall result of this round.
In the SMPromesas Valerio Pablo Piedrahita won the overall and the SMMaster35 class was won by Oriola.
In the SMRoad asphalt only class Anthony Dunn Ford won both races with full authority, leading from the start. Iker Lecuona scored two 2nd places. Imanol Garitano finished 3rd in both races.
The next round of RFME Spanish Supermoto Championship will be on 2 and 3 May with the final location yet to be confirmed.
BPROM announces that the event in Italy, scheduled on 26th April, will be held in Ottobiano, on 7th June will be the new venue of Poznam in Poland, the event originally set to take place in Jesolo (Italy) on 20 September, will now be held in Melk (Austria) and the SMGP of Estonia is cancelled and will not be replaced.
Ivan Lazzarini, 11 times Italian Supermoto Champion, four-time World Champion and the first European rider in history to win the 2009 X Games Gold Medal presented his team L30 Racing last Saturday..
Ivan Lazzarini: "We will enter in the World, Italian and in the European championship with ten riders, including myself. This is the natural continuation of my challenge, which began in 2013 when I founded my team L30 Racing, where L stands for Lazzarini while 30 is my race number. "
The seven races long German Supermoto Championship starts at Harsewinkel and ends in late September in Stendal (Saxony-Anhalt). To introduce the pilots there is a show-race on March 15 in Saarbrucken.
There will be brand new classes in the 2015 season. There will be no subdivision according to the engine capacity of motorcycles, but only according to the skill of the rider. So the S2 class is no more.
The top class is the International German Championship S1. Here the best German riders battle against strong competition from other European countries.
Toni Klem and Devon Vermeulen are trading places for the 2015 season. Toni Klem from Finland will leave team KTM MTR and will ride for the TM Racing Factory team in 2015. Klem will try to win the European Championship title in 2015.
Dutchman Devon Vermeulen will switch from the TM Racing Factory team to the KTM MTR team. Vermeulen had a good start of the 2014 season on the TM but suffered a broken leg which took him out for the rest of the season. In 2015 Vermeulen will compete in the World Championship.
Spanish Supermoto rider Nestor Jorge died today at 39 years of age. The rider from Tenerife has died at his family home in La Laguna because of the consequences of a crash during the World Supermoto round in Greinbach (Austria) in 2008.
During that round he crashed hard and suffered a heavy head injury.
RIP Nestor Jorge. We want to wish the family all the best during these hard times.
AfterSaturday where the championsfought hard in the (Iddon won ahead of DoviziosoandBiaggi),the second day of the SicSupermotoDay2014was about the Endurance Race. An'All Stars' team challengelasting58rounds(in honorof the number ofSimoncelli).
TeamMaxBiaggiandMaunoHermunen won the Endurance race,behind them finishedtheFactory Ducati MotoGPriderAndreaDoviziosoandfour-time Supermoto world champion ThomasCharyere,third place was for LeonHaslam(Aprilia WSBK rider in 2015)andLucaMinutilli.
The proceedsof the two daysofSicSupermotoDay2014 wereentirely donatedto charity:Saturdays proceeds wentto the Tudisco foundation,oneSundayto the Simoncelli foundation,and 20% will goto the pilotsofless fortunatefamilies,including thefamilyRomboni.