Champion

Dungey drops in

AMA Supercross World Champion Ryan Dungey has made the long trip over from the USA to take his place at this evening’s FIM Gala Ceremony. Thankfully Dungey’s route to Europe yesterday was a little easier than his journey to the title earlier this year was, as you can read below…

Ryan had to wait until round five and Anaheim II before he could take a first win in the 2015 AMA Supercross Championship but by that time he was already in the commander’s seat. With eight event victories added to his account this season, Dungey is now back where he was in 2010, in the “number one” spot in Supercross. He also gave KTM their first ever AMA Supercross Championship.

The champions are in town

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Today has seen the steady arrival of the 2015 FIM World Champions to the Spanish city of Jerez ready for tomorrow’s FIM Gala Ceremony – 20.30hrs (local time). More than thirty champions will finally descend on the World Capital of Motorcycling for tomorrow evening’s main event in the beautiful Teatro Villamarta.

Ahead of the ceremony itself the 2015 FIM World Champions will team up with this year’s seven FIM Legends, who have also started to roll into town today, for the largest press conference of its kind in the fitting setting of the Museos de la Atalaya at 15.00hrs (local time).

The 2015 FIM World Champions who have already checked in to Jerez – include Jonathan Rea – FIM Superbike World Champion, Ryan Dungey – AMA Supercross World Champion, Antoine Meo - FIM E1 Enduro World Champion, and Marcus Ogemar-Hellgren – FIM Snowcross World Champion.

Those who also showed up this afternoon and were all happy to pose for the camera whilst the sun shone brightly overhead included Tai Woffinden – FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Champion, Emma Bristow – FIM Women’s Trial World Champion, Eero Remes – FIM E1 Enduro World Champion and Anthony Delhalle – FIM Endurance World Champion.

The majority of the remaining two-wheel heroes are due in town before the close of play today.

LORENZO HEADS A STAR-STUDDED CAST

Recently crowned FIM MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will head up a star-studded cast of more than thirty 2015 FIM World Champions and FIM Legends from across the full spectrum of two-wheel racing. Lorenzo’s  attendance at this year’s FIM Gala Ceremony will mark the third time that the Spanish rider has won the blue ribbon class, and as such he is sure to receive a warm welcome as he returns to home soil after a hectic week of activities.

Ahead of arriving in Jerez, this week Lorenzo will have already attended EICMA – International motorcycle exhibition in Milan, Italy before then flying over to compete in the Race of Champions in London, Great Britain, all in advance of him finally taking his place at the head of the table at the sixth edition of the FIM Gala Ceremony. 
 
You can watch Jorge both at the pre-gala press conference 15.00hrs (local time) and at the actual FIM Gala Ceremony 20.30hrs (local time) Sunday 22 November itself via the LIVE section of this app. 

BULEGA BOOKS HIS SEAT AT THE GALA

With the concluding round of the FIM Junior Moto 3 World Championship having taken place last weekend, it was unclear which of the four potential winners would eventually secure their seat at this year’s FIM Gala Ceremony which will be hosted in Jerez, Spain this coming Sunday 21 November.

Bulega carried a thirteen point lead going into the final round in Valencia last Sunday and produced a solid and safe performance on the day to claim the last step on the podium and to take the title by a mere four points after an epic season long battle against his equally young counterparts.

Bulega will take his place alongside the other thirty plus 2015 FIM World Champions and FIM Legends who will gather for the pre-event press conference at 15.00hrs (local time) before the main FIM Gala Ceremony later the same day – 20.30hrs (local time) Sunday 21 November. You can watch both of these wonderful and unique occasions via the LIVE section of the FIM Gala app.