701 Essence Teaser

Husqvarna just launched a new microsite for the 701 Supermoto at www.701supermoto.com

Where they will unveil more and more information about the Husqvarna 701 Supermoto in the coming weeks and months.

Bidart wins French Supermoto round in Bresse

The Bresse circuit hosted the first round of the Championship of France Supermoto Prestige, S2 and the Luc1 Cup, the new Honda cup class. An impressive 173 riders entered in these categories.

Thomas Chareyre had an almost perfect weekend. In the last minute, the triple World Champion suffered a blown engine in the last lap of the second race. This cost him the podium after he scored the pole position and the win in race 1.

So it's Sylvain Bidart who wins this first round with a second place in race 1 and then a victory in the second race. Waren Bougard finished on the second step of the podium after a third place in the qualifying, a third place finish in the first and second place in the second race.

Luc1 Honda rider Laurent Fath from New Caledonia, newcomer to the discipline, was impressive in his first French Supermoto round and surprised everyone by finishing third overall with a fifth place in race 1 and a third position in race 2. Definately a talent to watch out for in the future.

Sylvain Bidart: "This weekend is positive even though Thomas was stronger today. The organization of the event was a success and I have a lot of fun riding on this circuit. It was exciting to be able to fight in the first minutes of each race with Thomas even if in the end it he does not have any luck breaking the engine in the last round of the second race. But that's racing! Anyway the season looks very interesting."

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AMA Supermoto Season Opener in California

The AMA Supermoto National Championship had their 2015 season opener over the weekend at the Historic Adams Motorsports Park. The hype going into the race was the stacked Pro Open field, 2014 AMA Supermoto Champion Gage McAllister would have new additional competition. Riders like three time AMA National Champion Micky Dymond, 2008 National Champion Steve Drew, and S3 World Champion Alexis Marie-Luce all joined the series for 2015 and put up a fight. McAllister commented on the competition "I'm excited to have more guys racing the series this year, it should be a lot of fun". 

It was Dustin Hoffman getting the Virus International holeshot award, but he made a mistake on lap one and fell back to 24th. Hoffman would charge back to a top five finish and log the fastest lap of the day in the process. Gage McAllister inherited the lead and would not look back, leading every lap of the twenty-minute main event. Micky Dymond and Steve Drew would also finish on the podium. Monte Frank had a notable race finishing 4th. 

Fifteen year old Nicky Reimer held of Eric Stump in the Pro Lites class taking his second career Pro Lites victory. A four way battle in the National Amateur class lasted until the closing laps, Steve Alkyer will have the red plate at round two. Rocco Landers won the Mini Class. 

The next AMA Supermoto National Championship event is May 29th and 30th at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin in conjunction with MotoAmercia. For more information visit AMANationalSupermoto.com

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