After the announcement 2 weeks ago of the Aprilia Rip it team pulling out of AMA Supermoto, team owner Darryl Atkins explains why the team decided to pull out and why he is ending his Supermoto career. He also announces they are working on getting 2007 Unlimited (S2) Champion Ben Carlson into the S2 World Championship on an Aprilia. Which is great news! We need more Americans in the World Supermoto championship.
Read more: Darryl Atkins retires from AMA Supermoto
Here's a short video of AMA Supersport rider Chaz Davies riding a his new 2009 CRF450R on the Kinsham track in the UK.
The new January issue of my favorite free magazine Motocross Digital is available for download. This issue included lots of interesting articles like a preview of the 2009 Supercross season, a test of several light enduro bikes and much more. There also is a pretty big Supermoto section in this issue with an 8 page report about the Bomboogie Extreme Supermoto race in Bologna, which also includes small interviews with Stefan Everts and Darryl Atkins. Also there is a 6 page interview with World Champion S1 Bernd Hiemer. Go download your issue at Motocross Digital
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S1 rider Matthew Winstantley will be racing in Zwolle
About a month ago I reported about the Indoor Motocross & Supermoto race in Zwolle, the Netherlands. Now the entry lists are in we can see that all the places have been filled and we will have a full grid at Zwolle at the end of this month. The race is also open to international riders and the response from abroad has been great. There are some big names on the entry list, lots of British riders like: World Champion S3 Oliver Pope, World Champion S1 rider Matthew Winstantley, Southern Supermoto Champion George Clements and several other riders from countries like Switzerland, Danmark and Latvia. They will have to battle with some of the fastest riders from the Netherlands like Dutch Champion Marcel van Drunen and his rivals Peter van der Berk, Gregory De Nooijer and Ruurd Van Roozendaal. If you want more info about this event go here, if you are not able to visit the race don't worry because Supermoto Central will be there to report about this great indoor supermoto race.