19/10/12 - 09:05
The FIM CCP Commission bureau has named the wild card riders for the 2013 FIM Long-Track World Championship.A new formula, similar to that of the Speedway GP, has been validated. New features:
19 permanent riders + 1 wild card 5 wild cards20 heats (instead of 12) + 2 semi-finals and final = 23 heats.5 riders / heat instead of 6The finals can be held on tracks ranging from...
25/09/12 - 09:43
Aki-Pekka Mustonen was THE rider of the 2012 Long-Track GP Challenge in Maranske Lazne in the Czech Republic. Conceding only one heat, he won his three qualifying heats, the semi-final and the final. He even won a run-off against the local favourite, Ales Dryml to determine which of the two riders, tied after the final, would mount the top step of the podium.Czech rider Dryml will be taking part i...
19/09/12 - 12:03
At the end of FIM Long-Track World Championship, the top seven riders qualified directly for 2013.
The riders placed 8th to 13th will have to go through another qualifying process: the Grand Prix Challenge. They will be joined by the top six riders from each of the two qualifying rounds in Müldhorf (Germany) and Tayac (France), making 18 in all.The riders placed 13th to 25th are out of the compet...
16/09/12 - 13:29
Joonas Kylmakorpi came in Vechta with 17 points behind Franc and Pijper. After heat 8, Flying Finn is 2012 World Champion.
With 7000 people around the track, he won only one of his 4 heats. Winning the semi final, he made an extreme start in final and fly to a third title.
Martin Smolinski was the leader of the whole meeting. He won 2 of his 4 heats, his semi final and was ahead until final. ...
10/09/12 - 11:41
This Saturday, Vechta will host the last of the six finals of the 2012 FIM Long-Track World Championship.
The town of Vechta with 31,243 inhabitants is situated to the north of Dortmund in the German Lower Saxony region and is best known for its agricultural expertise.
Its motorcycling club, the AC Vechta, regularly organises international meetings and has been staging World Championship finals ...
10/09/12 - 10:56
Czech rider Josef Franc, confirmed his great form of the moment by winning the FIM Long-Track world Championship finale 5 at Morizès in front of a 3200 strong crowd.
As leader going into the final, he chose the outside black and white gate and made a fantastic start. 2012 European Champion Stephan Katt, who started just beside him, never managed to catch him up.
Katt, who won two of...
07/09/12 - 17:14
Turbulent end to the 2012 FIM Long-Track World Championship season.
After German rider Bernd Diener, it is the turn of France’s Jerôme Lespinasse to withdraw from finals 5 and 6 in Morizès and Vechta.
The French rider crashed last Sunday with Diener in Berghaupten, Germany. Returning to France midweek, he was confronted with the verdict: fractured sixth and seventh vertebrae, six weeks out of ...
04/09/12 - 15:28
The legendary Bernd Diener had a bad crash in Berghaupten, Germany last Sunday.Diener crashed with French rider Jerome Lespinasse during heat 5 of this invitational race. Both riders were transported to hospital, Diener with a dislocated shoulder and Lespinasse with a head injury. The German rider had to undergo surgery this week.It is therefore the next on the substitution list, Jeffrey Woo...
17/08/12 - 15:09
On Saturday, 8 September, the Morizès Moto Club will host the FIM Long Track World Championship Final 5.The village of Morizès with some 600 inhabitants is located south of Bordeaux in south west France.
After a break of almost two months, the riders will find themselves on a 520m track that is very fast and quite technical. It is a track they know well as Morizès Moto Club has been organising ev...
29/07/12 - 09:16
The final 4 of FIM Long track world Championship was postponed because of torrential rain spoiled the meeting in Marmande on Friday 13 July. The organizers, riders and jury members hold their breath on Saturday when the rain started again just before the start of the final. Nevertheless, the public came back and enjoyed a pretty good meeting held on a difficult and physical track.Leading the provi...