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Tomorrow’s Superprestigio Brings Together MotoGP and Flat Track Stars

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The Superprestigio dirt track event in Barcelona will be held tomorrow (you can see live streaming coverage on www.fanschoice.tv beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time). This is now an annual, world class event revived last year by inviting stars from different disciplines to race 450 cc single-cylinder bikes on the extremely tight 200 meter Barcelona track. If you don’t think this event is star-studded, take a look at the entry lists for the two main classes below. How about Marc Marquez, every current GP champ and Troy Bayliss, for starters, battling in the Superprestigio class with the top four headed to the main event? The main event will also receive the top four finishers from the Open class, which includes the last two AMA Grand National champions, Brad Baker (who won the Superprestigo Main last year) and Jared Mees, along with tiny Shayna Texter (as always, the only female competing). Other Open class participants include the current Supermoto World champion, as well as a multi-time Enduro World Champ.

The first video below includes highlights of last year’s event, followed by a video taken just yesterday featuring practice for tomorrow’s event.

SUPERPRESTIGIO CLASS

93 Marc MÁRQUEZ (ESP) – MOTOGP – Double FIM Road Racing MotoGP world champion (2013, 2014)
53 Tito RABAT (ESP) – MOTO2 – FIM Road Racing Moto2 world champion (2014)
12 Àlex MÁRQUEZ (ESP) – MOTO3 – FIM Road Racing Moto3 world champion (2014)
24 Toni ELÍAS (ESP) – SUPERBIKE – FIM Road Racing Moto2 world champion (2010)
60 Julián SIMÓN (ESP) – MOTO2 – FIM Road Racing 125cc world champion (2009)
21 Troy BAYLISS (AUS) – SUPERBIKE – Triple FIM World Superbike world champion (2001, 2006, 2008)
45 Scott REDDING (GBR) – MOTOGP
38 Bradley SMITH (GBR) – MOTOGP
36 Mika KALLIO (FIN) – MOTO2
5 Johann ZARCO (FRA) – MOTO2
94 Jonas FOLGER (GER) – MOTO2
23 Marcel SCHROTTER (GER) – MOTO2
19 Xavier SIMEON (BEL) – MOTO2
7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA) – MOTO2
88 Ricard CARDÚS (ESP) – MOTO2
9 Kenny NOYES (USA) – MOTO2
81 Jordi TORRES (ESP) – MOTO2
33 Enea BASTIANINI (ITA) – MOTO3
2 Remi GARDNER (AUS) – MOTO3
91 Gabriel RODRIGO (ARG) – MOTO3
11 Albert ARENAS (ESP) – MOTO3
15 Dani RIBALTA (ESP) – ENDURANCE
99 Christian IDDON (GBR) – SUPERBIKE
87 Luca MARCONI (ITA) – SUPERSPORT

OPEN CLASS

6 Brad BAKER (USA) – FLAT TRACK – AMA Pro Grand National Flat Track champion (2013) / I Superprestigio Dirt Track winner
1 Jared MEES (USA) – FLAT TRACK – triple AMA Pro Grand National Flat Track champion (2009, 2012, 2014)
50 Shayna TEXTER (USA) – FLAT TRACK – first woman to win AMA Pro Singles Main
610 Joonas KYLMÄKORPI (FIN) – LONG TRACK – 4-time FIM Long Track world champion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
25 Iván CERVANTES (ESP) – ENDURO – 4-time FIM Enduro world champion (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009) / 2009 FIM Indoor Enduro World Cup winner
111 Tadeusz “Taddy” BLAZUSIAK (POL) – SUPERENDURO – 5-time FIM Superenduro world champion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
4 Thomas CHAREYRE (FRA) – SUPERMOTO – 3-time FIM Supermoto S1 world champion (2010, 2012, 2014)
8 Guy MARTIN (GBR) – ENDURANCE – 2013 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, 2nd / 15 podium appearances Isle of Man TT race
3 José Pedro GÓMEZ (ESP) – SUPERMOTO – Qualified for Superfinal I Superprestigio
14Tim NEAVE (GBR) – DIRT TRACK – 2014 British Dirt Track Championship, champion / 2014 Dirt Track Festival Noyes Camp winner
90 Aidan COLLINS (GBR) – DIRT TRACK – 2014 British Dirt Track Championship, runner-up / 4-time British Dirt Track champion (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
68 Tom NEAVE (GBR) – DIRT TRACK – 2014 Dirt Track Festival Noyes Camp, runner-up / 2014 British Dirt Track Championship, 3rd

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6 Comments

  1. Krisd says:

    “Miracle” Marquez won this event 2nd year straight- holy crap what a talent.

    Troy Bayliss was in it too, and he is a demon on dirt, but didn’t feature at all. Troy holds a dirt track event every year in Oz that attracts big names and he usually wins it……

  2. GT says:

    Bit of poor planning involved with the broadcast (or lack there of). Some sites were heavily promoting North American viewing this on Fans Choice TV live stream. Seems it was geo blocked in Canada. Way to go Fans Choice!

  3. Brinskee says:

    I bet Nick could put up a great fight if he wasn’t recovering. He’s lethal on a dirt track – it’s where he got his start. Looking forward to seeing how he does on the better Honda next year. And hopefully when he’s done with GP he’ll step over to SBK. Would be awesome to see him near the top again.

  4. al says:

    I’d love to be there to see it. Surprised that Nicky wasn’t there, he is pretty quick on a dirt track.

    • It would be great to see Nick there, and I’d bet he’d love to be there as well. However, his decision not to participate was detailed in several interviews in the last few weeks. Waiting on the ol’ wrist to heal further.