As 2019 draws to a close the team here at Supermoto UK want to wish ALL our followers, supporters and families a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.
2019 delivered many memorable moments for all involved with the sport and it has been a privilege to be involved with some additional events this year such as 'Barbon Hillclimb' and the 'Norton Burnout Festival'. Both events have allowed ourselves to build new and hopefully long lasting relationships with these organisations.
The British Supermoto Championship once again went down to the wire with a thrilling grand finale at Cadwell Park. 2019 crowned a new Champion, Jamie Duncan. The season went far and wide this year, from Crail in the north east of Scotland, to the outreach of Pembrokeshire. Some exciting battles were to be seen, along with different weather conditions, but for all taking part once again it was another great season. Congratulations to EVERYONE who claimed a title in 2019.
The Supermoto UK / Three Sisters Supermoto Trackdays continued to be a big hit, with many taking their first steps onto a circuit. Also some familiar names joining us, such as Keith Farmer who clearly has not lost any of his supermoto talent. We have inspired some to leap to their first race, which has introduced the saying 'From Trackday to Raceday'
Team GB gave it their best shot against the best in the world at the 2019 Supermoto Des Nations in Paris and our boys, Richard Blakeman, Jamie Duncan and Jordan Bannon did us proud by finishing a very credible joint 6th overall. A full on team effort with many people behind the scenes pulling together to not only transport equipment over to France, but moreover looking after everyone at the venue.
Live Feeds were introduced at the Supermoto of Nations and the success and positive feeddback inspired Supermoto UK to replicate similar at the concluding British round at Cadwell Park....it also discovered a new presenter talent in Danielle Kernick, watch this space in 2020 as 'Live Feeds' are planned to be an even bigger part of the season. The work we do with Peter Heyworth at LAT Creative Design will continue and it was a pleasure to see both him and Peter Barlow make a welcome return.
Mettet Superbiker once again seen the British pilgrimage to the famous Belgium street circuit and with Andy Mitchell landing a podium, Davey Todd in the 'Legends' and a great ride from young Josh Jasper representing the British youth it certainly once again stamped the mark to show the talent we have here in the UK. We also organised a ride for Connor Cummins at the event, but its a weekend he will remember as sadly he injured his ankle and on closer examination back in the Isle of Man it showed a break which needed surgery..! Shout out also to Phil Gee who was on the commentary for the live feeds and these brought the audience who couldn't make the trip right up to date with the action on track as it happened.
Great also to see that Supermoto Northern Ireland has made a comeback and thats due to the hard work of the committee behind the sport. At present we are trying to secure a two way deal to make it more affordable for competitors from both sides of the water to take part in the two different championships.
Over on the Isle of Man, a similar situation with a new track and off road section being built. We are in discussions with the guys over there to look at a joint trackday in 2020 and we hope you will all support this?
Well, that's just a short recap of 2019, lets all look forward to 2020, pull together to positively
promote and build the sport we all love. Have a fantastic Christmas break everyone.......see you in 2020.
Neil, Keir & Keith