FSBK – Opening of the 2007 French Superbike Championship on March 24 at Le Mans! –

Opening of the 2007 French Superbike Championship on March 24 at Le Mans !

FSBK - Opening of the 2007 French Superbike Championship on March 24 at Le Mans! -

The first event for the French speed elite will take place on March 24 and 25 on the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans: a first round that will set the tone for a promising 2007 season, with big names on the bill. !

On March 24 and 25, the 2007 French Superbike Championship (ex-French Open Championship) will open, the calendar of which has seven dates this year (read).

The championship will be made up of six categories in which renowned drivers will compete, as the FFM emphasizes..

In this still hotly contested category, Clement Dunikowski, member of the French Espoir Speed ​​Team and reigning French Champion, will try to keep his crown. He will have to face in particular Cyril Carrillo, former member of the French team and Gwen Le Badezet.

Pirelli Junior Trophy
In this new category created by the FFM to help young French 600cc riders to access the European Stocksport Championship (read), we find names that have already distinguished themselves in other categories such as Matthieu Lussiana, Baptiste Guittet or Nicolas Kaluzny . Also note the participation of Louis Bulle, the young driver of the Dark Dog Academy (read) and that of Guillaume Marcolini who is also part of the Dark Dog Academy as a replacement driver.

600cc Supersport
It’s hard to name a favorite as the list is long … We can still bet on the triggers that are Peter Polesso, Yann Lussiana, Cyril Bouffier, Matthieu Lagrive (world endurance champion 2005 and 2006) or Jehan Orgeix (1999 world endurance champion) who is making his comeback by supporting the young talents of the Dark Dog Academy. Also to watch closely Arnaud Vincent, since the 125cc world champion in 2002 will line up on a starting grid that will look great! Without forgetting of course David Perret, chosen by the Kawasaki France team to conquer the title in 600 Supersport this year on the handlebars of his ZX-6R !

Superbike 1000cc
There again, the fight will rage in particular between Guillaume Dietrich, champion of France Stocksport 2006, David Muscat, champion of France Superproduction 2006, Gwen Giabbani, Olivier Four, Denis Bouan, Lucas de Carolis (read and) and many others !

The tandem Philippe Le Bail / Christian Chaigneau, vice-champion of France 2006, will seek to win against the champion of France Sebastien Delannoy, this time associated with Gregory Cluze.

Main novelty in 2007, the FFM was inspired by the Mondial Superbike by establishing a Superpole event in the 600cc Supersport and 1000cc Superbike categories. Thus, the first eight drivers of qualifying practice will compete in this event, which is particularly popular with spectators and pilots..

"The Superpole will offer the possibility of improving its place on the starting grid: the drivers will set off one by one and try, on a stopwatch lap, to nibble a few precious tenths of a second for positioning on the grid.", specifies the FFM, proud to create"an event within the event that will spice up the spectacle offered even more".

The French Superbike Championship can be followed through television magazines "Wheelies"on MotorsTV and"Biker"on Sport +, for which the broadcast schedules (and reruns) can be viewed on their respective websites: and .

Finally, let us point out the excellent GMT Open site edited by Christophe Guyot’s team as "future ex-promoter" of the French Superbike Championship: .

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