Entries of 10-time Endurance world champion, Vincent Philippe, and 4-time Supermoto of Nations world champion Sylvain Bidart raise the number of world champions racing the Superprestigio up to 10. New young guns for the roadracers class: Fabio di Giannantonio, Raúl Fernández and Jorge Martín to debut.
Entry lists -almost closed- and full event timetable available on www.dtxbarcelona.com
Entry lists for the fourth run of the Superprestigio Dirt Track are 95% confirmed. The “other list” -that gathering together all world champions taking part in the event- shows 10 names now. Entries of the 10-time Endurance world champion, Vincent Philippe, and the 4-time Supermoto of Nations world champion Frenchman Sylvain Bidart are confirmed. This will be the second appearance for Bidart. Philippe will debut in the Superprestigio Dirt Track.
Sylvain Bidart will try to make it to the Open class finals for the first time. His teammate in the Supermoto of Nations French team Tom Chareyre, 5-time Supermoto S1 world champion, will be one of his opponents. Bidart and Chareyre have won last three Supermoto of Nations world championships in a row.
Vincent Philippe (picture) is the dominating rider in the Endurance World Championship in the last decade. 10 world championship titles -more than the roadracing ace Valentino Rossi- have been achieved so far by the Suzuki factory rider. Philippe has just clinched the 2016 title…with 38 years of age. Since 2005, the rider from Besançon has only missed the 2009 and 2014 world titles.
Moreover, Philippe has won the Le Mans 24 hour race twice (2014 and 2015) and the prestigious Bol d’Or race eight times. Philippe, Superprestigio Dirt Track newcomer, will be the rider with the best world championship all-time record on the Palau Sant Jordi oval.
The Superprestigio race is now lining-up 10 world champions. Bidart and Philippe join Marc and Àlex Márquez, Toni Elías, Nico Terol, Julián Simón, Tom Chareyre, Joonas Kilmäkorpi and Fredrik Lindgren.
Latest roadracers entered are three young guns in the FIM Moto3 World Championship. Italian Fabio di Giannantonio and Spaniards Raúl Fernández and Jorge Martín will make their Superprestigio debut.
Fabio Di Giannantonio has finished the Moto3 World Championship in sixth place, clinching two podium finishes (second place in Italy and Holland) as best results of the season. The 18-year old racer from Rome has been the second-best rookie of the year just behind Spaniard Joan Mir. Di Giannantonio and Mir will face each other in the Superprestigio race. Raúl Fernández has just made his Moto3 World Championship debut in the last GP of the season held at Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo. Fernández replaced injured rider María Herrera and finished 11th. Fernandez, third in the 2016 Rookies Cup, will race the Moto3 FIM CEV Junior World Championship in 2017. Jorge Martín is the latest entry in the Superprestigio class. Aged 18, Martín won the 2014 Rookies Cup. This success gave him access in 2015 to the FIM Moto3 World Championship. His best result so far is second place in the 2016 Czech Republic Grand Prix.
Entry lists almost closed and full event timetable issued
With minor changes to be made and probably some “last minute entry” (besides the riders qualifying from the Dirt Track Copa Rodi Michelin), riders entry lists for all three classes in the Superprestigio are almost ready. Entry lists and full event timetable for Saturday the 17th of December at the Palau Sant Jordi arena can be checked on www.dtxbarcelona.com.