07 May 2012
So we could summarize the introduction of Eric Bougelet in the 2012 Spanish supermoto championship but it would reflect by no means the reality. The very technical karting track of Villena, in the province of Alicante, welcomed this opening of championship 2012.
This race, for Eric, also meant a change of tires manufacturer, the " KMS RACING " rider signing during the previous week a partnership agreement with the Italian company GOLDENTYRE.
Eric : Â« I have very good relations with Goldentyre, and this year due to the new rules in Spanish championship we have to choose between Michelin and Goldentyreâ€¦. I m very motivated with the challenge they proposed me. It s an
additional motivation because the five bests on the paper are in Michelin. We are going to work hard to fight in front of but the first tests are positive.Â»
During the timed session, the KTM rider took an encouraging fifth place, discovering his new tires.
Author of a superb start in the first race , Eric finished the first lap behind the leader. Lap after lap, the KTM rider began to lose the contact, was joined by the group of prosecutors and was going to fail at the end of the
race. Le The pilot of the Alfas del Pi ending this first race on a beautiful fourth place. Eric : Â« I took an excellent start, as often, but this time I wasnÂ´t able to follow the rhythm of the leader more than few laps. We still have a big work to do on the suspensions to adapt our bike at our new Goldentyre. We will try to change what we can for the second heat. But iÂ´m really happy with this first result because we know that we can fight
at the front. Â»
Once again, Eric took an incredible start in the second race of the day.the â€śKMSN Racingâ€ť rider, quickly isolated himself in the third position. Author of an impeccable race, he was racing to take the first general
podium of the season. It was without counting on the stupidity of his prosecutor who literally collided our rider in the first corner of the last lap â€¦
Eric : Â« I am really very angry because not only his suicidal operation
deprives me of podium but in more I pay the price physically.And I donÂ´t talk about my bike state. I think few riders leave the brain in the pitlaneâ€¦.it was a very dangerous attempt !!!! I hope that the federation will take,as betrothed, measures against this kind of person even if it will not give me back my third place â€¦ Â»
The next round of the Spanish supermoto championship will take place in Catalonia, to Lleida on June 17th, where Eric will be more motived as never to offer the first podium to the Swiss team KMS RACING and to Goldentyre.