An impressive line-up of Supermoto champions are heading to Moto1 at
Donington Park on October 30-31, all chasing victory at the largest
motorcycle sport festival ever staged.
Supermoto is a relatively new sport, requiring a unique skill to race on a
circuit of both dirt and tarmac and is one of the four sports each of the 24
Moto1 hopefuls will contest along with road racing, trials and motocross.
Reigning British Supermoto Champion David Tougher believes: ³Moto1 is a real
tester for riders, a proving ground to discover Britainıs best all-rounder
on a sports motorcycle.²
Ulsterman Tougher adds: ³Iım confident in the Supermoto and Motocross
elements but havenıt much experience in the Road Racing segment that may
well determine the eventual overall winner.²
Last yearıs British Supermoto Champion Leighton Haigh reckons: ³Moto1 is the
best thing to happen to motorcycle sport in years. It will determine who is
the best but itıs going to be an incredible, fun event for riders and
Tougher and Haigh are joined by 2001 British champion Ady Smith and Lurgan,
Northern Ireland female racer Anita Doran who arrives at Moto1 with 10 years
of motocross experience and a National Supermoto title.²
Moto1 Managing Director Robbie Allan says: ³The Supermoto entry weıve been
able to assemble is impressive. Iım convinced it is these riders - who are
not necessarily always in the media spotlight - who will give the more
fancied Moto1 entries a real surprise or two.²
Moto1 News in brief - 19 days to go
The Moto1 action at Donington Park will run from 9am to 4.30pm each day.
A key attraction at Moto1 is the World Long Jump Record attempt by Flyinı
Ryan Griffiths. The Honda man is looking to set a new record with a 260-feet
Moto1 organisers have a handful of places available for marshals at the
event, working alongside a team of experienced team leaders. Anyone
interested can contact the marshals co-ordinator Sue Wale on 01162 770458.
The inaugural Moto1 festival has attracted the support of Black Horse
Motorcycle Finance as an event sponsor.
Mad cap stunt aces, the ³World Famous² Purple Helmets arrive at Moto1 fresh
from attending the International Six Days Enduro in Poland last month and
will offer their extensive, daredevil repertoire of displays.
Road race action at Moto1 includes an exciting and exotic package of
yesteryear machines as the Classic Motorcycle Racing Club complement the
Moto1 proceedings with a series of races.
The Yamaha-backed California Superbike School will be offering a Supermoto
display throughout the two-day spectacular.
SKY Sports will feature the Moto1 event in a one-hour feature programme, to
be broadcast on November 17 and 18.
Leading motorcycle lubricants firm Rock Oil has pledged its support to the
Moto1 festival at Donington Park as a commercial partner to the motorcycling
An overwhelming response has left the final round of the World Stunt Riding
Championship over-subscribed as more than 30 hopefuls from 15 countries
chase the coveted 2004 title.
For more news, visit www.moto1.org.