The famous Salle des Etoiles in Monaco hosted another successful event, after the 2005 edition of the FIM Off-Road Awards, celebrating Motocross and SuperMoto Champions with Monte Carlo by night as a scenery.
Among the over 300 guests there were “the stars”.
There were the natural stars on the sky, outside the Salle des Etoiles.
There were the artificial stars, on the roof of the Salle des Etoiles.
And finally there were the stars of Motocross and SuperMoto, stepping on the podium and receiving the Award they deserved, thanks to brilliant performances throughout the season.
And also Motocross “winningest” rider Stefan Everts played an important role, winning his 10th World Title and his 101st Grand Prix, before putting an end to his career.
Special Awards were assigned to Bulgaria, winning the Best Organizer Award for the Motocross Grand Prix of Bulgaria; to Adrien Chareyre, winning the Marcel Seurat Award for the Supermoto young hopefuls; to Steve Dixon, winning the Best Crowd Award for the Motocross of Nations in Matterley Basin; to Ramon Marquez, winning the Best Developed Circuit and Infrastructure Award for the Grand Prix of Spain; to Ray Archer, winning the Best Photographer Award; to Brian Jorgensen, winning the Special Award for his career; to Lilia Imani, winning the Grand Prix Revelation Award for the Supermoto Grand Prix “Le Alpi del Mare”; to Danilo Boccadolce, winning the Best Co-operation of Motocross and Supermoto World Championships Award.
Stefan Everts was the most awarded rider of the night: he received one red plate with number 72 for life; a trophy for the 101 Grand Prix wins; a trophy for the Career achievement; a trophy for the 10 World Championship wins; a unique personalized mobile phone, given to Stefan by Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo; an Award as Honorary member of the Moto Club of Monaco; and last but not least, the Award for the win of the 2006 FIM Motocross World Championship-MX1.
The ideas of challenge and competition characterizing each race, were provided by the show “FAME”. Once the Champions left the podium, the world-famous musical cheered up the audience thanks to a perfectly coordinated ballet, together with emotional music.
The final event of 2006 ended with all Champions on the stage, showing their shining trophies to the guests and giving the many media the chance to shoot the last image of 2006: the shine of the year of records.
The Awards were given to:
2006 Motocross Champions:
FIM Motocross World Champion MX1 STEFAN EVERTS
FIM Motocross World Champion MX2 CHRISTOPHE POURCEL
FIM Motocross World Champion MX3 YVES DEMARIA
FIM Motocross of Nations Winning Team U.S.A.
MX1 Rider of the winning Team of the 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations JAMES STEWART
MX2 Rider of the winning Team of the 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations RYAN VILLOPOTO
“Open” Rider of the winning Team of the 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations IVAN TEDESCO
FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Champion MATHIEU REBEAUD
FIM Junior Motocross World Champion-125cc Class JOEL ROELANTS
FIM Junior Motocross World Champion-80cc Class ALESSANDRO LUPINO
FIM Snowcross World Champion PETER ERIKSSON
FIM Side Car Motocross World Champion-Driver DANIEL WILLEMSEN
FIM Side Car Motocross World Champion-Passenger SVEN VERBRUGGE
FIM Motocross Veteran World Cup Winner-Veteran Class MARK VAN DEN BRINK
FIM Motocross Veteran World Cup Winner-Senior Class THIERRY GODFROID
FIM Motocross Women World Cup Winner KATHERINE PRUMM
UEM European Motocross Champion-80cc Class ALESSANDRO LUPINO
UEM European Motocross Champion-125cc Class DENNIS VERBRUGGEN
UEM European Motocross Champion-250cc Class MATTEO DOTTORI
2006 SuperMoto Champions:
FIM SuperMoto World Champion S1 BERND HIEMER
FIM SuperMoto World Champion S2 THIERRY VAN DEN BOSCH
FIM SuperMoto of Nations Winning Team ITALY
S1 Rider of the winning Team of the 2006 FIM SuperMoto of Nations IVAN LAZZARINI
S2 Rider of the winning Team of the 2006 FIM SuperMoto of Nations MASSIMO BELTRAMI
“Open” Rider of the winning Team of the 2006 FIM SuperMoto of Nations FABIO BALDUCCI
UEM European SuperMoto Champion-250cc Class gyÖrgy kÖkÉnyesi
UEM European SuperMoto Champion-450cc Class beno stern
2006 Manufacturers World Champions:
FIM Motocross World Champion MX1 yamaha
FIM Motocross World Champion MX2 ktm
FIM Motocross World Champion MX3 honda
FIM SuperMoto World Champion S1 ktm
FIM SuperMoto World Champion S2 aprilia
FIM Side Car Motocross World Champion vmc
2006 Teams World Champions:
FIM Motocross World Champion MX1 YAMAHA INTUR SPORTS MOTOCROSS TEAM
FIM Motocross World Champion MX2 TEAM GPKR KAWASAKI
FIM Motocross World Champion MX3 KTM RACING TEAM
FIM SuperMoto World Champion S1 KTM RACING
FIM SuperMoto World Champion S2 OFF ROAD APRILIA
2006 Special Awards
Best Organizer: BULGARIA-MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX OF BULGARIA
Marcel Seurat Award for the Supermoto young hopeful: ADRIEN CHAREYRE
Best Crowd: STEVE DIXON-FIM MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS AT MATTERLEY BASIN
Best Developed Circuit and Infrastructure: RAMON MARQUEZ-MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX OF SPAIN
Best Photographer: RAY ARCHER
Special Career Award: BRIAN JORGENSEN
Grand Prix Revelation: LILIA IMANI-SUPERMOTO GRAND PRIX “LE ALPI DEL MARE”
Best Co-operation of Motocross and Supermoto World Championships: DANILO BOCCADOLCE-DBO ORGANIZATION