Supermoto Racing
Supermoto Racing

Supermoto Racing


If you haven't seen Supermoto before then you can trust us when we say that this is one of the events which you will not want to miss! Perhaps best described as the two wheeled equivalent of rallycross these bikes and their riders race on tracks that are part tarmac and part dirt. The bikes are highly modified motocross bikes with stiff suspension, quick shifters, uprated brakes and big slick tyres. This combination provides them with fantastic acceleration and phenomenal stopping power.

At the Grampian Motorcycle Convention the Supermoto bikes are run on a specially constructed track which combines an off-road dirt section with tight tarmac corners and a jump thrown in for good measure. This track provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the ability of the Supermoto machines and their riders with close racing that is not only fast and furious but which is truly amazing to watch. There is something quite special about watching a motorcycle that is being ridden with its back wheel trying to overtake its front wheel!

This year sees the Supermoto racers, who are proving to be firm favourites with the Convention crowd, back again for the sixth year in a row. Over the years we have had international riders, British champions and Scottish champions but for sheer entertainment value the racing at the 2014 Convention in the foulest of conditions had to be seen to be believed. 

The Bon Accord Club were the first people to recognise the potential of Supermoto racing and ran the first races in Scotland at Ingliston just on the western edge of Edinburgh before transferring to a purpose built circuit at Edzell. These days Scottish Supermoto is based at the East of Scotland Kart Club just outside Crail in the East Neuk of Fife. Race meetings take place once a month but club members are welcome to use the track at anytime when an event or maintenance is not scheduled. At just £125 for a full years membership Supermoto is one of the cheaper ways to get your motorcycling kicks.

New and potential members are most welcome to come along to the track and get a feel for what it takes to be a Supermoto rider. You can contact the organisers through their website www.scottishsupermoto.com