Two time SuperMoto World Champion Gerald Delepine will move back to the Husqvarna Cross2R Team in 2009. This is the same team Delephine took the 2005 World Championship with.
Becoming World Champion again in 2007 after a season long dogfight with eventual runner up Attilio Pignotti, Delepine had a tough start to the 2008 season and ended an eventual third in the S2 Championship.
On the other hand Cross2R had a troubled season with continuous ups and downs. With Kevin Berthome injuring himself at Greinbach. Sylvain Bidart went on to take sixth in the S1 Championship and also the French S1 National Title. Being provided with factory Husqvarna machinery both the team and Delepine aim at being a strong duo in 2009 with Cross2R also managing a Motocross team. Racing the Italian and European Championships this other squad will have the Husqvarna TC 250 and the riders will be Giò Di Palma and Pierluigi Facchetti.
A new line up including also S1 World Championship riders will be announced early in 2009.
Supermoto Central wants to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May 2009 be a good year for Supermoto. I will be off to family during Christmas so a new update will come this saturday. Don't forget to enter in the Supermoto Central Holiday Contest and win one of those World Championship 2008 review dvd's!
The show is one of the best motorcycling TV shows I've ever seen. It features Journalist and TV presenter Warren Pole (yes he can actually ride pretty well) going on a trip around Europe to complete several challenges like competing in a stunt competition, riding the Erzberg enduro and racing a drag bike. The best episode is the one where Warren gets trained by Supermoto Champion Fred Fiorentino to compete in the Mettet Superbiker. If you want to watch the episode go here and click on the little triangle in the bottom left corner in the video player and then select 23 lecon de supermoto.
I really recommend watching this episode!
The Sliding Angels are a new all female Supermoto team from Italy. They will take part in the Regional Championships of Piemonte, Lombardy and in the Italian Supermoto Championship.
The Sliding Angels team consists of Marty, Alyssa, Monika (Ira) and Mary… four girls with a passion for Supermoto.They do not fear the comparison with the “strong sex” in this aggressive discipline.
Check out their site here