The French Supermoto Championship is organized by the French Motorcycling Federation (FFM). It includes 8 to 9 rounds each year. It is generally recognized abroad as a very good championship with a high level. Each round takes place over a weekend, with practice sessions on Saturdays, and races on Sundays for most categories. In Magny-Cours, races take place at night on the Saturday.
During season 2016, 180 riders were on the starting grid in 4 classes (Prestige S1 / 450cc, Prestige S2 / 125-250cc, Challenger, Luc1 Cup). Results are available online (in French) at the disciplines’s official website: www.supermotard-france.fr.
The standing French Champion is Thomas Chareyre (TM, team TC4).
Supermoto is a discipline that stems from the first “Superbikers” in the US. Races take place in France on tracks that are made up of around 70% road section and 30% offroad section (“dirt section”).
In the meantime, here is a small gallery of pictures from season 2016. A few action shots, a few paddock shots, portraits on the starting grid or in the pit lane… Supermoto is a very visual discipline. There is also a really friendly atmosphere in the paddock. If you can, you really should attend a race and experience this :)
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