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BeNeCup Supermoto starts this weekend in Zelhem

After a long winter period this weekend the Dutch/Belgium BeNeCup Supermoto championship starts on the streetcircuit Vinkenkamp in Zelhem. More than 100 riders will race for the points in 4 classes. LadiesCup, BeNeCup Nationals, BeNeCup Euro and the BeNeCup Inter class with the fastest riders from the Benelux.

Devon Vermeulen, the 2015 Inter champion, will defend his title in Zelhem. Just before the start of the season Devon Vermeulen announced that it will be not 100% sure that he will ride the complete season, but in Zelhem the champion will start. Every race that Vermeulen starts, action is guaranteed. Hopefully a good result in the first race will make him decide the ride the rest of the season as well.

In Zelhem the competition for Vermeulen in the Inter class will come from Belgium riders Romain Kaivers and Sebastian Bouillon, but also from some fast Dutch riders like Renzo van der Hoek, Michel Gregoire and Erwin Mulder. Back in the fast Inter class is Ruurd van Roozendaal. After a few races in 2015, van Roozendaal will ride the complete season this year on a fast Honda. van Roozendaal could be one of the surprises in the Inter class.

For the Euro class a prediction is hard too make. Lot’s of strong Belgium riders will compete with the Dutch riders who were promoted to this class from the National class or experienced riders who moved back from the Inter class.. National champion 2015 Maikel van der Zanden is one of the new riders in this class.

The BeNeCup National class is the biggest group riders of the championship. More then 46 riders got a Dutch or Belgium license this year. With lots of new riders eager to get points in the first race of the year, the National class will be close and exiting to watch for the public.

The training sessions in Zelhem will start at 09:00 hours and the first heats at 12:00 hours.

Photo: Gerwin van Rosmalen / SupermotoPics

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