UK Supermoto Champion to contest Newcastle’s FIM Asia SuperMoto event

UK Supermoto Champion Chris Hodgson will contest the 2016 Newcastle City Supermoto

UK Supermoto Champion Chris Hodgson will contest the 2016 Newcastle City Supermoto

MEDIA RELEASE: British Supermoto Champion Chris Hodgson and Spaniard Ivan Romero Garcia are the latest international racers to confirm their place in the starting line-up for the opening round of the FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship in Newcastle on September 3-4.

The event, which will run as part of the Graeme Boyd Motorcycles present s the Watson Demolition Newcastle City SuperMoto will see some of the world’s best racers converge on Newcastle iconic foreshore for an action packed weekend of racing, entertainment and activities

Hodgson, who is a 10-times British Supermoto Champion, was the winner of the Pro class at the 2015 Watson Demolition Newcastle City SuperMoto.

Returning to defend his Newcastle City SuperMoto title, Hodgson said he is looking forward to lining up against some of the world’s best motorcycle racers.

“I am looking forward to returning to Newcastle for the 2016 event,” Hodgson said. “This will be my third visit to Australia.

“While I am excited to be racing some of the world’s best racers I am really looking forward to spending some more time in Newcastle, it is a great city and I would hope to be able to see more of the region.

“I think Boris (Chambon) will be a big threat on track. Being a former world champion he is definitely fast,” he continued.

Entries for the Graeme Boyd Motorcycles presents the Watson Demolition Newcastle City SuperMoto will close at 5.00pm on Sunday 28 August.

With classes for Open, Pro, Women’s and Vets a full suite of Supplementary Regulations for the international and domestic races is available to download at www.newcastlesupermoto.com.au.

Riders who would like to submit an entry for the international FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship races must complete a ‘Start permission form’ and submit it directly to Motorcycling Australia .

The Watson Demolition Newcastle City SuperMoto will be held over the father’s day weekend of September 3-4. Saturday’s on track action will include practice, qualifying and Race 1 for both the headline FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship and the Australian support classes. The event will conclude on Sunday with Races 2 and 3 of the Australian support classes and the final 30-minute FIM Asia SuperMoto race.

The Australian round of the FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship has been secured for Newcastle for the next three years, through the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

For more information on the Newcastle City SuperMoto visit www.newcastlesupermoto.com.au