Hermunen is the new International Italian Champion

Mauno Hermunen won the final round of the Italian Supermoto Championship in Casteletto di Branduzzo today. With this win he also grabbed the International S1 class Championship. 

His main opponent for the Championship Thomas Chareyre(TM Racing) finished second overall followed by his brother Adrien Chareyre(Aprilia Fast Wheels).

Fourth overall is for Massimiliano Verderosa (Honda Team HBV), also the best Italian rider this weekend, in front of the fresh 2012 Italian champion Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing).

In the S2 class Mattia Martella(Ktm Motoracing) takes the overall win with a 2nd and 1st place. His Dutch teammate Devon Vermeulen took 2nd overall with a 1-2 score. Luca D'Addato(Honda Valdemi Racing) finished 3rd overall which was enough for the 2012 Italian S2 Championship.

Full results

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FIM releases entry list for Supermoto of Nations

check out the highlights from the 2011 Supermoto of Nations

The FIM has released the full entry list of the Supermoto of Nations that will be held in Portimao Portugal on 7 October.

There are some really strong teams competing in this years edition. Surprisingly Mauno Hermunen is not competing for team Finland this year. 

There are a few countries that decided not to compete in this years edition. But it's good to see team the Netherlands is back after a few years of absence. 

Dutch Champion Maik Voorwinden will be joining Devon Vermeulen(2nd in European Championship) and upcoming talent Jaimie van Sikkelerus to defend the Dutch honor.

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Team Great Britain Supermoto take on the world

With London 2012 still very much in the public eye another Team Great Britain will soon by attempting to lift gold at the forthcoming Supermoto of Nations in Portimao, Portugal. Two British teams will be competing against 16 other nations in the Olympics of motorcycling at the Algarve Moto GP venue on October 5-6.

The senior team consists of top World Championship racer Matt Winstanley who will be hoping to lead his team to the top step of the podium aboard his SHR TM machine. Lining up alongside him are current British Champion Chris Hodgson from Maryport (Skyzone KTM) and his closest competitor Barnsley based James Addy (SHR Honda) who will be putting their usual rivalries aside in their bid for to get a step higher on podium than their 2011 runner up spot.

The Team GB under-21 squad consists of three young guns who make no bones about their desire to ‘put one over’ their senior team mates. Swanley’s Ben Robb (Drilltec KTM) has represented his country three times and together with his close friend and arch rival Norfolk based Lewis Cornish (Nameplate Services/DCR) aim to work alongside European Grand Prix regular Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (SHR Honda) in their efforts for glory.

Team GB manager David Dearden announced his choice of riders and named the squad at the Blyton Park round of the British Supermoto Championship.

He explained: " After our fantastic showing in 2011 when we achieved an incredible 2nd place in Spain, Team GB are really looking to try for that magical gold medal & emulate the success we have seen at the Olympics & Para Olympics this year. We have a strong core of top Supermoto riders in the UK & the 6 chosen have earned the right, through strong performances all year, to represent their country at the highest level."

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USA Pro Supermoto returns strong for 2013

Matt Stewart, Co-founder of the Supermoto Riders Coalition (SRC) has teamed up with Dennis Anderson, founder of USA Pro Supermoto. The pair are working on a no fail 2013. The 6 race USA Pro Supermoto schedule has been in the works since July and is 80% complete. The exciting schedule that includes a collage of venues from purpose built Supermoto tracks to a through-the-streets layout will be released soon. Also be on the look out for the state-of-the-art USA Pro website and an all new Facebook page coming soon!

After a more than difficult 2012 that included the cancelling of the official USA Pro Supermoto series, Matt and Dennis have partnered their resources, personnel, and contacts to generate a program that will not only be professionally and financially beneficial for the competitors, but for the track owners, and sponsors alike.

Preparations are being solidified for both a live internet video broadcast as well as edited post event shows that will be presented on the USA Pro website, a dedicated YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and a cable/satellite provider.

Source: Supermotoonline.com

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Vorlicek takes European Championship in Switzerland

The brand new circuit of Lignières has witnessed exciting and hard-fought races, with one rider prevailing against the others: the Czech Petr Vorlicek (Honda Team SHR) who wins this round of the S2 European Championship and the title of European Champion 2012 as well, with one round to go.

Vorlicek has won the three races of the round by leading the group from the first lap until the last one in every race, leaving the other riders to battle for the best positions behind him.

Second position for the Round of Switzerland is for the Dutchman Devon Vermeulen (KTM Motoracing), who arrived once third and twice second in the three races of today.

Third position for the Finnish Sami Salstola (Honda SHR), with his two third positions as best results, behind him the Italian Mattia Martella (Ktm Motoracing), who has finished three times fourth today.
Then James Addy (GBR-Honda), Andrea Moschini (ITA-Kawasaki Ignorant Racing Team), Marcel Van Drunen (NED-Yamaha), Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda Freccia), Edgardo Borella (Yamaha Extreme Team) about whom Vorlicek could have been worried if it wasn't for the puncture that stopped him in the second race.

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Hermunen wins GP of Switzerland

In this beautiful and sunny weekend the fifth GP of FIM Supermoto World Championship was held in Switzerland.

On the circuit of Lignières Mauno Hermunen(SHR TM) won all three races and the GP of Switzerland.

The Finnish Hermunen wins all the three races for the first time, thus decreasing the points gap with the Championship leader, the French Thomas Chareyre (TM Factory Racing), who for the first time in this Championship didn't win a race this weekend and ends the three races with two second positions and one third position, scoring the second position overall. Third position on the podium is for his brother Adrien Chareyre, who finished third twice and once second aboard his Aprilia.

Good positions for the Italians Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing) and Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Team Miglio) who had to fight hard with the Czech Pavel Kejmar (Ktm Bauerschmidt). For the top ten of the GP of Switzerland we have then the Italian Teo Monticelli (Honda Freccia Team), the Swiss Philippe Dupasquier (Ktm), the Italian Fabrizio Bartolini (HM Honda Racing) and the British Matthew Winstanley (TM SHR Team).

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Bernd Hiemer returns to Supermoto racing

Bernd Hiemer will return to Supermoto in 2013 with team Bauerschmidt-KTM Supermoto in the German Championship. He has a verbal agreement with team manager Thomas Bauerschmidt. It is a multi-year cooperation plan. In 2013 he will compete in the German Championship and some World Cup races with Bauerschmidt-KTM. For 2014, the goal is all the World Supermoto and German Supermoto rounds.

Marco Bauerschmidt will serve as his new mechanic. The sponsors Metzeler and Motul were very pleased and look forward to a successful relationship.

Bernd and his new team are working hard to ride at this year's German Championship final in Freiburg on the Bauerschmidt-KTM. 

FIM World Supermoto heads to Switzerland this weekend

After a one month break the FIM Supermoto World Championship will be back in action this weekend in Lignieres, one of the calendar's new additions, for the fifth GP of this season, the Grand Prix of Switzerland.

Right now the Word Championship Leader is the French Thomas Chareyre(TM Factory Racing). He left Croatia with a shining performance consisting of three races victories and he has a comfortable 31 points advantage over Mauno Hermunen (TM SHR).
The Finnish rider, very fast aboard his TM , doesn't have a lot of luck this season. In Rijeka he had to settle for a second place on the podium due to an injury to his left wrist after a crash in Saturday's qualifying.

Third position in the S1 point standings is now for the italian Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), the most regular rider in the championship, who missed the podium only in Bulgaria.
Fourth position for the defending World Champion, Adrien Chareyre (APRILIA Fast Wheels) who has to train hard to conquer the podium this week-end. Till now he only won the GP of Sicily.

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