European Supermoto Championship at Kjustendil (Bulgaria)

After the cancellation of the round of the SM Junior and S3 classes in Sosnova, an experimental double race weekend was made for the first time in the European Supermoto Championship. The weather was hot and there were around 1.000 spectators.
The two days event hosted the standard free practices and qualifying, but also 2 heats per day scoring points for FIM Europe.

The venue at Kjustendil, Bulgaria, is an all asphalt facility and the good weather contributed to the nice 2 days of Supermoto racing. The timed practices in both days were won by Kristian Ivanov (SMJ, KTM, photo1)) and Hakan Halmi (S3, KTM, photo2).

Day 1 SMJ – The Bulgarian Viktor Neychev (KTM) was leading from start to finish the 15 laps of the heat, leaving the championship leader Kristian Ivanov (BMF, KTM) in second position with an enormous gap of 20 secs. But in Race 2, Neychev made a mistake in lap 3, crashed, reentered the circuit but finished behind Ivanov who won the day with 47 points in total, same as Neychev.
Day 1 S3 – Hakan Halmi (BUL, KTM) won both heats without any problems, in front of Alex Dimitrov (BUL, KTM) and Dimitar Petrov (BUL, KTM). Halmi showed great speed on his 250cc, making the circuit record during the race.
Day 2 SMJ – For the Junior SuperMoto race day 2 was a repetition of day 1: Neychev won again race 1 and lost race 2, while Kristian Ivanov again won and snatched also the leadership in the overall. Third position for Radostin Mihaylov (KTM, BUL)
Day 2 S3 – Again very good races and results for Halmi who left no chances to the rest of the riders to reach him. This time, the battle for 2nd place was between Alex Ivanov and Dimitar Petrov, but at the end it was Dimitrov to climb on the podium on second place with Petrov third.
Kristian Ivanov still leads the SMJ class with Halmi as an absolute leader in the S3 class.

Full results on FIM Europe website:



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