SuperMotoEastCoast has done it again with another successful event. Round 2 of the SMEC Pro/Am Championship Series at The FIRM (Starke, FL) brought out some great action from all classes.
The SMEC1 Pro 450 class was a burner – moto 1 was a three way battle between the #77 Eric Stump (Hon), #69 Robby Bobby McClendon (KTM) and #72 Miles Thornton (KTM), Stump and McClendon were fighting for the same piece of real estate out of the dirt section in the last lap putting both riders down, allowing Thornton to capitalize and take the Moto1 win, Stump was able to remount and take 2nd followed by #3 Ryan Yearwood (Yam) for 3rd postion.
Moto2 action was just as hot, with McClendon unable to start in moto 2 the action was between the top 3. Stump charged hard and took the lead for most of the race, Thornton and Yearwood giving chase and finishing in that order. 1st Overall Eric Stump, 2nd Miles Thornton and 3rd Ryan Yearwood.
On Saturday Scott Redding defended his lead in the Moto2 World Championship with a hard fought second place in Assen, while on Sunday he picked up his first points in the Belgian National Supermoto Championship.
The event, which was held in aid of a children’s cancer charity, pitched Redding against the regulars of the Belgian and Dutch Supermoto Championships, as well as other guest riders such as reigning Superstock Endurance World Champion, Grégory Fastré.
It was Fraikin who took the win in the opening prestige class race, in which Redding collected three championship points and qualified for the second race aboard his Kawasaki KX450F. In the second outing, which was won by Jaimie van Sikkelerus, the Marc VDS rider improved again, picking up four more points and qualifying for the Superfinale.
The physical demands of a full race programme at Assen and then a qualifying session and two races at Spa, meant that Redding opted out of contesting the Superfinale, which was won by Kevin Novelli Vieillevoye.
There where some rumors about Thierry van den Bosch returning to TM Racing after a test in Latina a few weeks ago. But now it is official: VDB will ride a TM SMX 450 for the rest of the World Supermoto season. His first race will be in Sosnova.
Aurelien Grelier and Sylvain Bidart have been battling all season long in the French Supermoto Championship. Most of the time Bidart finishes in front but last weekend it was Grelier who won the battle.
Team Blot rider Grelier won both races at Loheac while Bidart finished 2nd in race 1 and came back to 4th after a crash in race 2. Stephane Blot takes 3rd overall.
Because Grelier and Bidart skipped the last French round to race the World Supermoto GP of Europe. Waren Bougard now has the lead in the standings and is tied with Eddy Petard. The "Professor" Blot follows in third position.
The 5 Round Series kicks off at Powerbuilt Raceway 16 June. Supermoto, the most exciting form of motorcycle racing today will be knocking your socks off at Powerbuilt Raceway on a purpose built track. Get that Dirt Bike out of the shed, fit some slicks and come racing!
Finally we are going to see who is the best in NZ, entries are open now! Australia is sending their 2013 Queensland S1 Champ so get in and see if you’ve got what it takes to be the Champion. Trophies, prizes, cash. Winners take all..