Thierry Van Den Bosch, along with his Aprilia SXV 4.5, reconfirmed his leadership of the World S1 Supermoto Championship. After winning the European Grand Prix one month ago, he was able to repeat that result in the second international round of the season: the Italian Grand Prix at Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia). On Saturday, Van Den Bosch put everyone in their place on the dry track, marking the best time in the qualifying round. He repeated that performance on Sunday morning when he (...)
"Terrible" Chareyre brothers hit the jackpot in Latina
The second race Supermoto Italian Championship was held in Latina, near Rome, last weekend. All the riders from the World Championship were there to fight for the first places on the fast "Il Sagittario" circuit, including Husqvarna CH Racing Team. Young riders Thomas and Adrien Chareyre, in wonderful shape, conquered both races in their respective class, thanks to unbelievably fast starts and a great feeling with (...)
The moves have been made for Aprilia Off Road in the World Supermoto Championship they prepare to begin the 2008 season with a new asset. After having won four international titles (the 2004 Riders’ title with Jerome Giraudo, the 2006 Riders’ and Constructors’ with Thierry Van Den Bosch and his SXV 4.5, and the 2007 with the SXV 5.5), the twins from Noale demonstrated to be such weapons of success that many top teams and riders chose them for 2008.
To face this challenge, Aprilia Off Road has (...)
A season of substance, strengthening, and growth. That is the snapshot of 2007 for Team Aprilia Off Road. The substance comes from the Enduro, where five international podiums were obtained by the Aprilia RXV 4.5 that was entrusted to Stefan Merriman; four 3rd place finishes and one 2nd place (the first twin 450cc motorcycle to ever finish that well in an international competition). In light of these results, and other solid finishes that testify to the performance and trustworthiness of (...)
In the final races of the Supermoto World Championship 2007 in Megara/Greece, Adrien Chareyre in the S1 Class (no capacity limit) finished 5th, which gained 330 points in the overall season ratings w and won the World Championship title in this class. In second place was Thierry Van Den Bosch on Aprilia, and Adrien’s brother Tomas finished third, also on Husqvarna.
With this outstanding performance of the two brothers, Husqvarna Motorcycles also won the 2007 World Championship in the (...)
Ben Carlson takes his fifth win in the series despite a hard crash. Darryl Atkins moves to third in the points chase with Aprilia now leading the manufacturers’ points.
Ben Carlson and Darryl Atkins showed off the inherent strength of their Aprilia SXV’s at the heavily banked Music City Motorplex in Nashville, TN pushing the team to a dominant position in the Unlimited class and facing the challenge of a unique track layout. The weekend started with some handling issues brought on by the (...)
Stafford Springs, Connecticut speedway was the hosting venue for round six of the AMA Supermoto series. The layout of the track was fast with a nice dirt section, which was built out of sand.
Both team riders set great qualifying times for gate positions with Darryl Atkins 2nd place to KTM rider Kurt Nicol with a very small difference of .007. Ben was .700 behind Atkins. This put Atkins and Carlson in the same qualifying heat race. Atkins took his first win on the aprilia over Carlson, (...)
Kenan Sofuoglu (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR) finished second in the Brands Hatch Supersport race and in doing so he scored his first and Honda’s sixth Riders’ Championship. All six have come from the Ten Kate Honda team, the first with Fabien Foret in 2002, then Chris Vermeulen (2003), Karl Muggeridge (2004) and Sebastien Charpentier (2005 and 2006). The Prime Minister of Turkey called Sofuoglu to congratulate him personally at his success, shortly after the culmination of the race. (...)
Yamaha riders Mark Burkhart, Grant Langston and Nate Adams took home an impressive cache of medals at the X Games 13 in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, August 4. Burkhart claimed the prestigious gold in the Super Moto competition aboard his Graves Motorsports YZ450F, while Nate Adams earned silver in Moto X Freestyle aboard his YZ250 and Grant Langston likewise took silver in the inaugural Moto X race on his brand new factory 2008 YZ450F.
In the Super Moto race, Burkhart started third (...)
Team Husqvarna Racing’s Australian 2006 Supermoto Champion Troy Herfoss headed off to New Caledonia to contest the 3rd Supermoto of Noumea.
The invitational ride to the French territory south west Pacific isle, was certainly a change of scenery but definitely not a change of pace as Herfoss outgunned his local opponents on the 51 second a lap picturesque city circuit on Sunday December 3, 2006.
Hot sunny conditions greeted the riders for both days which included a practice on the Saturday (...)
The emotions on the track have been put down in writing as the curtain closed on the enthusiastic 2006 Off-Road season with the Fim (International Motorcycling Federation) award ceremony that honored the 2006 World Champions.
On Saturday, November 25th in Monaco, the best off-road riders were celebrated in the famous Salle des Etoiles. Among those that you certainly couldn’t miss was the Aprilia Off-Road Team, the true dominator of the World S2 Supermoto Championship. Representing Aprilia (...)
Cianfrocca (open) and Scalabrin (series) are winners of the first edition of the Aprilia Supermoto Cup Trophy
The Motolive arena at the Milan Motorcycling Exhibition hosted the final of the 1st edition of the Aprilia Supermoto Cup Trophy. After Saturday’s trials, the riders raced a single heat for a last chance at victory on Sunday. The A group final (the most highly-contested as it included the brand’s best riders) saw Alessandro Tognaccini (Aprilia SXV 5.5) pull ahead of Paolo Cianfrocca (Aprilia SXV 5.5) and Marco Dondi (Aprilia SXV 4.5) in the open category (reserved to motorcycles that are not (...)