World #2 Champion in Supermoto, Davide Gozzini will debut at the final round of the KTM Australian Supermoto Championship at the Northam Motorcycle Festival this weekend.
All the way from Italy and holding the #1 title in his homeland, Gozzini will feature as a special guest in the championship and will take on Australia’s best supermotard riders such as championship leader Angus Reekie in some of the best racing ever seen in WA.
The sport has come a long way in Western Australia, being introduced to Australia's motorcycle racing culture only 4 years ago. The KTM Australian Supermoto Championship is taking place all weekend in Northam where 900 tonnes of dirt has been carted in to produce one of the greatest racing events on the streets of WA.
Born and bred in Europe, the sport is becoming more popular by the minute. With over 115 competitors arriving in WA from around Australia and from Italy for this special event, there have been discussions held with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi about the potential of hosting the World Championship or a World Style Event right here in the heart of the city - with the outcome looking very positive.
The provisionary calendar for the 2009 German Supermoto Championship has been released:
25/26 April 2009 Stendal Flugplatz
16/17 Mai 2009 St. Wendel Wendalinuspark
13./14 Juni 2009 Großenhain Flugplatz
27/28 Juni 2009 Harsewinkel Emstalstadion
18/19 Juli 2009 TBA
25/26 Juli 2009 Ulm
08/09 August 2009 TBA
29/30 August 2009 Lausitzring DEKRA Teststrecke mit Steilkurve
19/20 September 2009 Freiburg Gewerbepark Breisgau
03/04 Oktober 2009 Saarbrücken Saarterrassen
They call it the inboard braking system. The system comes from the airplane industry and has some interesting advantages:
- three times less inertia
- 500 gram(1lbs) weight savings
- 20% more brake power
Some very impressive numbers I must say. Stay tuned for a more indept article about this braking system soon.
From now on Supermoto Central will also be reporting about the Supermoto bikes available for the younger readers(or for the kids of older readers). Like 50cc Supermoto's,Pitbikes and 125cc models.
The first news is about Derbi's new Limited Edition DRD EVO SM. It's pretty much a normal DRD EVO SM with some fancy black Paioli 40mm forks, new rear suspension, red wheel striping, red brake calipers.
Personally I think the bike would look better with a normal Supermoto style front fender but who am I to judge. Prices not available yet.
The indoor Supercross and Supermoto event will be organised during MotorCycle-Event 2009 in IJsselhallen Zwolle, the Netherlands. One of the halls with a floor surface of 5500 m2 will be transformed into a spectacular indoor circuit with 2000 cubic metres of sand/clay soil. National and international top riders, grandstands, lightshows, cheerleaders and the famous announcer Diederick de Vries will make sure that the crowd goes wild! There will be stands including team trucks with the newest cross/off-road machines, clothing, accessories etc. of Yamaha NL, Kawasaki NL, Suzuki NL and KTM NL.
Under the auspices of the MON (Motor sport Organisation Netherlands, the following competitions will be held:
- Demo competitions on Friday (evening) January 30th 2009
- Open trophy competitions n Saturday January 31st 2009
- National and international competitions with prize money on Sunday February 1st 2009.
They promise you an indoor motor spectacle of international allure as hasn’t been seen in The Netherlands for several years.
This event is still looking for foreign riders to enter the Supermoto races, prize money upto €750 for first place can be earned! Check out more information about this event here