The second Grand Prix of the FIM Supermoto World Championship and the second Round of the Supermoto European Championship sees the return to Arad, Romania for the first time since 2004 and while the asphalt section remains the same the off-road part of the circuit has been re-designed. In the days pre-ceding the event rainstorms were the main concern, but come Friday afternoon the skies cleared and temperatures of 18? enabled circuit conditions to be near perfect for today’s qualifying sessions.
Here is the full and official coverage of the Norasport British Supermoto Open Elite Championship 2014.
This video covers round 2 of the championship from the 3 Sisters Circuit. Featured are all 3 races, including on board cameras from Kayla Barrington, and championship contender Ben Robb (first race only).
This round of the series featured some terrific action from the whole field, which included current champion Chris Hodgson, Matt WInstanley, Lewis Cornish, Davey Todd, James Addy, Richard Blakeman, and more . . . enjoy the racing.
Thomas Chareyre (TM Factory Racing) was again unbeatable at the 2nd round of the French Supermoto Championship at Villars-sous-Ecot.
In the first race , Thomas Chareyre made the holeshot , followed by his brother Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia), Sylvain Bidart (Honda , Team Luc1 Motorsport). The difference between the three drivers grows gradually throughout the race and that is the order they cross the finish line without actually being harassed by the following competitors.
In the second race , Sylvain Bidart starts with a good pace and took the lead at the start. After two rounds , Thomas Chareyre and Adrien Chareyre overtake him. However, they manage to keep the pressure on Thomas. Waren Bougard ( Husqvarna Team FRD ) is more than 40 seconds behind the leading trio. Thomas Chareyre wins the second race, again followed his brother Adrien and Sylvain Bidart.
Thomas Chareyre leads the standings but he will not ride at other French Championship events. The battle will be between Adrien Chareyre and Sylvain Bidart. Bidart loses two points on its main competitor, but with 6 races to run, everything is still possible. Finally, Waren Bougard is not out of the battle yet and he hopes to better his third place from last year. So we bet that the show will go on.
In episode one of season two, follow Chris across the pond to Mettet, Belgium for one of the premier supermoto races in the world. SuperBiker Mettet is a three-day event in which hundreds of racers qualify to compete with the invited StarBikers. The StarBikers include names like, Ben Bostrom, Micky Dymond, Jeff Ward, Troy Corser and of course, Fillmore himself.
Follow along as Chris takes us through the race weekend, battling on the track, dealing with the ups and downs of racing, and enjoying time with new and old friends.
Bad weather and the rain did not stop the racing at the second round of the Italian Supermoto Championship in Lissone.
Ivan Lazzarini ( L30 Honda Racing) dominated both rounds by taking an early lead in both races. By taking the overall he also takes over the red plate from Ravaglia.
2nd overall was Teo Monticelli (Honda Team Arrow) thanks to a 5th place in race 1 and a great 2nd place in race 2.
Christian Ravaglia (Honda Racing SM ) was by far the fastest on the track on both days this weekend. Taking the pole position and the fastest lap in the race. He tried hard to catch up to Lazzarini in race 1 but finished 2nd. In race 2 he crashed and had to fight back from last place to place 6. He finished 3rd overall..
The British Supermoto Championship returned to its spiritual home for Easter Sunday and Monday as round two was staged at the excellent Three Sisters venue on the outskirts of Wigan. Local man Matt Winstanley on a Honda was beaten by reigning champion Chris Hodgson on his KTM in the 450 elite class on day one, but got revenge on day two as the pair met again in the open elite class.