FUNCHAL (PORTUGAL), 30 March 2011 – The April 3rd weekend will be a crucial date marked in the 2011 FIM SuperMoto World Championship calendar. This not-to-be-missed event will be the explosive opening to the forthcoming racing season, which will kick off from the Italian circuit of Busca.
The long winter break is over and the Superiders will immediately have an important chance to test the hard work done together with mechanics and Team. Furthermore the new campaign will see an exclusive novelty: the installation of the green fence to delimit the off-road area like in the Motocross GPs.
Taking a look at the past year, the challengers who starred throughout the 2010 campaign and pencilled their names onto the GPs’ podiums were the defending World Champion Thomas Chareyre, the vice World Champion Davide Gozzini and the defending Italian Champion Ivan Lazzarini, but also the four time World Champion Thierry Van Den Bosch and Mauno Hermunen, third overall last year.
The World series will start giving a lot of thrilling moments just in few days when we will see the youngest of the Chareyre brothers, on board the TM Factory Racing Team’s bike, fight hard to defend his title from pretender Gozzini of the KTM 747 Motorsport Team, who will try to conquer it after having got off his TM machinery to ride the new KTM.
It will be worthy keeping an eye on the Finnish Hermunen with the Husqvarna Factory Team, while another protagonist not to be forgotten will be PMR H2O rider Van Den Bosch, leader of the SuperMoto scene several times between 2002 and 2009. Among the title contenders there will be also the seven time Italian Champion Lazzarini, supported by the HM Honda Racing Team, joined by compatriots Christian Ravaglia of the Suzuki Valente Lux Performance Team and the member of the Rigo Racing Team, Andrea Occhini.
These names belong just to few talented riders, who will take part in the new racing season but there will even be more to discover!
The Italian track of Busca, and its spectacular 220 metres sky section, will also host the begin of the UEM SuperMoto European Championship where the Slovenian Uros Nastran took the victory in the Open class last year; while the S3 leader was the Austrian Lukas Höllbacher.
The forecasts for the FIM SuperMoto World series, to be disputed throughout the 2011 season insix of the most beautiful European tracks and five countries, definitely announce the new campaign will be exhilarating and highly contested as well as last year, or maybe even more, we will have to check this out. So keep connected and do not miss not even one moment of the 2011 FIM SuperMoto World Championship and 2011 UEM SuperMoto European Championship!