Supermoto Returns to Sportcity
By: londonbikers.com | Published 10 July 2009, 14:55 | Views: 1,904 | tags: british, supermoto, championship, christian iddon, mauno hermunen, craig venske, danielle field, gary crate, sportcity, manchester
After the terrific success of last years ground breaking event the British Supermoto Championship roars back into town on Saturday & Sunday 18th and 19th July. This all action motorcycle extreme sport sees its competitors race on a combination of hard asphalt surface and an off road “dirt” section. The riders can reach speeds in excess of 100mph and fly 40 feet through the air over the jumps.
The event last year was the first event to use a temporary circuit in a City location in the UK although this format is very popular throughout Europe. The races received such acclaim from riders and spectators alike that the event this year will run over two days. As well as including all the top stars from Great Britain like Grand Prix winner Christian Iddon (High Peak), 2008 top British rider in the World Matt Winstanley (Wigan), this year sees a number of Foreign riders riding led by Finnish superstar Mauno Hermunen who is currently second in the World Championship.
Rochdale based South African Craig Venske is almost on home soil and is one of the favourites for the meeting but he will face stiff opposition from the home runners as well as riders from France, Holland and Belgium. There are a number of different classes competing on the day including Junior riders (ages 11 – 14) and Quad riders who race 4 wheel bikes and are a spectacular sight to watch. Mixing it with the boys will also be Bournemouth teenager Danielle Field on her 250 KTM .
Practice commences at 9am both days the first race due to start at 11.30 with the last race scheduled to start at 5pm.
Gary Crate, Sportcity Estate Manager:
"we are delighted to welcome back the British Supermoto Championship racing to Sportcity. Last year the very first ever Motorsport event at Sportcity was a fantastic success, and we look forward to building on that success with more exciting racing on the 18th and 19th of July."
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