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Home -> News/Events-> Racing/Disciplines-> Supermoto -> News

SUPERMOTO - full coverage

by Mark Fattore, Februar 24, 2006

Garry McCoy to race in 2006 Supermoto World Championship


After failing to broker a deal to continue his road racing career, Australian Garry McCoy will switch his focus to the Supermoto World Championship in 2006.

The Andorra-based 33-year-old, who competed in the last two Superbike World Championships, will start up his own Supermoto team, and is planning to ride a KTM pending final negotiations with the Austrian marque in mid March.The five-time GP winner (two in the 125c and three in 500cc) is now back to full fitness after a crash-marred 2005 on the Foggy Petronas FP1 Superbike, and will become the first Australian to mount a full-time Supermoto campaign.

According to McCoy’s long-time partner, Jemma Voces, the diminutive Aussie has spent February in full training, after a short period spent back in Camden (NSW) during the off-season – three weeks in January.

“Because the situation wasn’t really good as far as a (road racing) ride was concerned, we didn’t spend that long back in Australia,” said Voces. “But now we are looking at getting all the paperwork done in time to allow Garry to race in the Supermoto title.

“There’s a Supermoto test track in Andorra for Garry to ride on, and there’s also one just over the border in Spain. So he’s not lacking for places to get up to speed.”

McCoy has previously made irregular appearances in the hybrid dirt-bitumen discipline, which is well suited to his spectacular, tyre-smoking riding style – which reached a crescendo during his 500cc outings on the Red Bull Yamaha.

The eight-round Supermoto World Championship, now into its fifth year, commences on April 30 in Italy, and concludes on November 5 in Greece. The defending champions are Gerald Delepine (Husqvarna) in the big-bore S1 class, and stalwart Boris Chambon (KTM) in S2.

It is not yet clear which class McCoy will compete it.