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 Post subject: Newcastle Supermoto
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:36 pm 
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So the FIM Asia Supermoto championships are on this weekend, held in Newcastle Australia

http://newcastlesupermoto.com.au

SM isn't really my thing but I'm actually keen to check it out anyway. So i'm planning on stopping in on the way to Stockton Beach.

Anyone else going?


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 Post subject: Re: Newcastle Supermoto
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:54 am 
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How was it?


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 Post subject: Re: Newcastle Supermoto
PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:42 am 
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Not that exciting. The off road section reminded me of a little kids pee wee 50 motocross track.

I did happen to park next to a rather dirty DR650. Not sure it was anyone here though. It had more dirt on it than ADV accessories :tease:


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 Post subject: Re: Newcastle Supermoto
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:02 pm 
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I think they showed this on the box last weekend. I've never seen it before, half street half dirt. Tyres looked very street orientated.


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 Post subject: Newcastle Supermoto
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:23 am 
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Yeah, I saw it (for the first time) on the box too.
Bit of a Frankenstein sport - neither fish nor fowl.


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 Post subject: Re: Newcastle Supermoto
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:56 am 
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I believe the tyres are actual racing slicks.

It might be more exciting if the 'offroad' section were larger jumps and banked corners on a hard track rather then dirt to bring a bit more speed into it.

However the event has brought some interest in the local area for the v8's which is much appreciated:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/40282 ... ack-video/

That I think would be a fair bit more exciting.


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 Post subject: Re: Newcastle Supermoto
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Yeah they were doing OK hanging on with those tyres in the dirt. The guy leading in the race I saw had a great style, so far forward up on the tank digging that front wheel in.

That course looks sensational! Newy's a great place, hope you get it.


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