The FIM Women’s World Motocross Championships are set to start this Sunday, in conjunction with the Grand Prix of Bulgaria, at the circuit of Sevlievo. There will be five rounds of the 2008 series, with the next one being scheduled for Mantova, Italy, on May 18.
2008 FIM Women’s World Motocross schedule:
Round 1 – Bulgaria / Sevlievo – May 11
Round 2 – Italy / Mantova – May 18
Round 3 – France / St. Jean d’Angely – June 15
Round 4 – Germany / Teutschenthal – June 29
Round 5 – Holland / Lierop – September 7
In the latest news for the women’s series, Katherine Prumm was injured on Wednesday while practicing with her new Yamaha of the Van Beers Racing team. Prumm ruptured her right ACL, which means probably surgery by the end of the season. The Kiwi will try to race this weekend … GPKR’s Livia Lancelot is fit and ready to go for victory this weekend. Fellow Kawasaki rider Maria Franke of Kawasaki Elf Pfeil is also in good form and aims at improving on last year’s third place in the last edition of the World Cup. Now riding a Suzuki Inotec machine, Larissa Papenmeier is one of the premier riders as well. 2005 World Cup winner Stephanie Laier of KTM Germany will not ride this weekend and is even doubtful for the next round in Mantova as she injured her shoulder recently. Both Suso MVR-D Suzuki’s Natalie Kane and Brumla Racing’s Jana Bartova will miss round one.
The track is located only a few kilometers outside Sevlievo, with the town being situated in northern Bulgaria close to the geographical center of the country, 178 km from the country’s capital Sofia and 283 km away from sea resort Varna and the Black Sea. Sevlievo was funded at the end of the 10th century and has a history over ten centuries old, which is evident throughout the town in its buildings, churches and fortified walls. Nowadays the town has developed its industrial side and enjoys to be part of the European community as the whole country entered the EU on the 1st of January 2007.
Saturday May 10: Women’s World Championship Free Practice 1 at 9:00 am; MX2 Free Practice at 10:00 am; MX1 Free Practice 1 at 11:00 am; MX2 Pre-Qualifying Practice at 12:00 am; Women’s World Championship Free Practice 2 at 1:15 pm; MX1 Free Practice 2 at 2:00 pm; MX2 Qualifying Race 1 at 3:00 pm; MX2 Qualifying Race 2 at 3:45 pm; MX1 Time Practice at 4:30 pm; MX2 Last Chance Qualifying Practice at 5:15 pm; Women’s World Championship Time Practice at 6:00 pm (local time).
Sunday May 11: Women’s World Championship Warm-up at 9:00 am; MX2 Warm-up at 9:30 am; MX1 Warm-up at 10:00 am; Women’s World Championship Race 1 at 11:10 am; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 at 12:10 am; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 at 1:10 pm; Women’s World Championship Race 2 at 2:10 pm; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 at 3:03 pm; MX1 Grand Prix Race 2 at 4:03 pm (local time).
The Grand Prix will be broadcast live on:
EUROSPORT 2 (Pan Europe) : MX1 Race 1 at 12:00 CET
MOTORS TV (Pan Europe): MX2 Race 1 at 11:00 and Race 2 at 14:00 CET
SPORT ITALIA (Italy): MX2 Race 1 at 11:00 CET
BNT (Bulgaria): MX1 Race 1 at 12:00 and Race 2 at 15:00 CET
GALAXIE SPORT (Czech Republic): MX2 Race 2 at 14:00 CET
ART (Pan Middle East): MX1 Race 2 at 15:00 CET
SPORT TV (Slovenia): MX2 Race 1 at 11:00 and Race 2 at 14:00 CET
EUROSPORT WORLD (Pan Asia): MX1 Race 1 at 10:00 GMT
MEDIAZONE (Worldwide): MX2 Race 1 at 11:00 and Race 2 at 14:00; MX1 Race 1 at 12:00 and Race 2 at 15:00 CET
TRANS 7 (Indonesia): MX2 Race 1 at 11:00 and Race 2 at 14:00; MX1 Race 1 at 12:00 and Race 2 at 15:00 CET
The Grand Prix will be broadcast delayed on:
EUROSPORT 2 (Pan Europe) : Sunday May 11; MX1 Race 2 at 17:45; Monday May 12, MX2 class at 17:00 CET
SPORT ITALIA (Italy): Sunday May 11; MX2 Race 2 at 16:30, MX1 Race 1 and Race 2 N/A CET
BNT (Bulgaria): Sunday May 11; MX2 Race 1 (summary) at 16:00 and Race 2 (summary) at 16:10, Women World Championship Round 1 (summary) at 16:20 CET
VRT (Belgium): Sunday May 11; MX1 Race 1 at 13:00 and Race 2 at 16:15 CET
EUROSPORT WORLD (Pan Asia): Sunday May 11; MX1 Race 2 at 18:30; Monday May 12, MX2 class at 17:00 and at 21:00 GMT
AMERICA ONE SPORTS (USA): Second Tuesday after the GP; MX2 Race 2 at 21:00; MX1 Race 2 at 22:00 USA Eastern Time
GAORA (Japan): MX2 Race 1 and Race 2; MX1 Race 1 and Race 2; N/A CET