Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport SuperMoto World Championship to Bulgaria

SuperMoto World Championship to Bulgaria


2011 SuperMoto

Bulgaria is ready to host another superb and thrilling round of the 2011 FIM SuperMoto World Championship and UEM SuperMoto European Championship on Sunday, May 29.

The Grand Prix of Italy, held at Busca on Sunday April 3rd, was the exciting opening round of the new season and the protagonists did not disappoint the expectations.

The paddock was crowded and SuperMoto Superiders were ready to battle through the pack to make up ground.

The star of the Italian GP was defending SuperMoto World Champion and red plate holder Thomas Chareyre, who reached the top of the podium on board the TM Factory Racing machinery. The author of three solitary races and series leader, finished in front of the Husqvarna Factory member Mauno Hermunen and the HM Honda Racing rider Ivan Lazzarini, second and third classified.

The two are detaining the same positions also in the SuperMoto Championship standings: Hermunen has a 15-point gap from the French leader and is separated from Lazzarini thanks to an 11-point advantage. The latter should pay attention to KTM 747 Motorsport Davide Gozzini, who is only one point far from him.

Alexis Marie Luce, Gozzini’s team mate, is fifth in the Championship in front of the TDS Faor rider Massimo Beltrami. Adrien Chareyre and the Fast Wheels ASD Team are in seventh position followed by the Luc 1 Honda Team rider Sylvain Bidart and Fabrizio Bartolini of the V2 Racing Team, while Thierry Van Den Bosch and the PMR H2O Team complete the top ten.

After the first race of the UEM European Championship, Italian Massimiliano Porfiri of the Freccia Team is detaining the leadership in the standings, followed by team mate Teo Monticelli. The top three is rounded off by the KTM 747 Motorsport rider Alessandro Tognaccini.

The Grand Prix of Bulgaria will be disputed at the exclusive tarmac track of Pleven, a spectacular and demanding circuit located in the North of the country at the centre of the Danube lowland, where the unique nature and architecture make Pleven and its track a fantastic venue for the World series.

Superiders will have to positively face the tough 516-metre asphalt sky section and the 1204-metre slide. Only the most competitive will have the chance to stand on the Bulgarian podium, that last year was conquered by Mauno Hermunen, protagonist of a maiden GP. The Finnish challenger was joined by talented Thomas Chareyre and Davide Gozzini, who grasped the second and third spot respectively.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

Metzeler Sportec M9 RR Motorcycle Tires First Look (6 Fast Facts)

Upgraded from the highly regarded M7, the Metzeler Sportec M9 RR tires promise to provide high-level performance for sportbikes in both wet and dry...

2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard First Look (6 Fast Facts)

Aiming at both budget-minded big-inch cruiser fans, as well as serious customizers, the new 2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard is all about presenting buyers with...

2020 Arlington Supercross Results and Coverage: Tomac Victorious

Despite finishing in P5 after a poor start in Main Event 1 of the Triple Crown format, Eli Tomac stormed back to win back-to-back...

Fantasy Supercross Tips: 2020 Arlington – Tomac, Roczen, Webb

It’s time to get in your picks for fantasy supercross—a fun and simple way to make the races just that much more exciting....

ScorpionExo Abrams Riding Shirt and Gloves Review: Comfort and Safety

The days of wearing an unprotective cotton shirt for a comfortable ride are over. The ScorpionExo Abrams riding shirt uses cotton as the basic...

I’ve Got Gas! Should it Be High or Low Octane for My Motorcycle?

The mythical, magic number of motor fuel: Octane. What does it mean for your ride? Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of conflicting views...