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Future for European Supermonos unclear.
September 25, 2017
The European Supermono Association (ESA) has decided not to organize any FIM Europe races for next year due a lack of pilots.
The European Supermono Cup for single cylinder racers was founded by Sir Alan Cathcart in 1995 and since 2002, the European Supermono organization (ESA) was responsible for organizing the competition.
In the past, manufacturers such as MuZ and Ducati built racing bikes especially to participate in the series.
"To make it financially break even, there must be at least 25 entrants per race, but unfortunately we do not get that number for since a long time, while we need to vouch financially towards circuits for these amounts. We don’t have large sponsors who can cover our losses and organizing the competition itself is purely volunteers work out of love for the sport, "said Evert van de Beek and Serine Stevens, both responsible for the European Supermono Cup organization since colleague organizer Wim Hendriks stepped out of the organization back in 2015.
The series lasted a competition of 5-6 international double header races each year in a row since 2002 and the regular participants came from the Netherlands, Belgium, England,
France Germany Austria, Czech Republic and Italy. In the recent past, the European Super Monos have regularly been in the program of many MotoGP, IDM, BSB and WK Endurance weekend.
All Supermono race bikes are prototypes often handcrafted and build by their pilots that made the race class so interesting for true lovers of technique and speed.
For example, the Dutch HTS team and Technical university Delft were for a long time permanent starters and their students could make their race team and race bikes part of their studies.
The organization has an explanation for the lack of participants.
'Pilots are no longer willing to commit themselves financially for a whole season and pick and choose only for a handful of races plus there is no national Supermono competition in most European countries, so there's no flow to the EC. In addition, more and more young pilots and their coaches choose for a standard Moto3 class. Building a single cylinder prototype race engine costs besides money, a lot of blood sweat and tears, and that seems to be getting less and less nowadays "
In addition to the MotoGP, the Supermono class is the only 4-stroke prototype class and it seems that this is the end after 23 years for this sympathetic single cylinder community.
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