2022 season report

After two chaotic and pandemic years, the ProClassic championship, which did not stop despite these adverse conditions, once again took place under more normal conditions in this year 2022. First at Le Mans, where the first round of the championship took place in front of tens of thousands of spectators on the Bugatti circuit of Le Mans as opening of the 24 hours of Le Mans. Then the other events followed, appearing among prestigious events such as the Sunday Ride Classic at Le Castellet, or the French FSBK championship at Nogaro and the Promosport championship at the Anneau du Rhin -a new circuit for the Proclassic- to finish at Val de Vienne, technical circuit and always appreciated by pilots.
More than 50 pilots participated in this championship on motorcycles manufactured up to 2002, divided into three categories: Superbike 1000 (such as the Honda 900 CBR), Superbike 750 (such as the Suzuki 750 GSXR) and Supersport 600 (like the Yamaha R6 or the Ducati 749). This diversity of motorcycles is combined with a mixture of very good riders (as evidenced by the times achieved at the Bugatti for example) and beginner amateurs (sometimes for several years…). The result is a cocktail of great battles on the track with good humor and undeniable solidarity in the paddock.

If you are interested in participating in this championship of beautiful, fast, reliable and inexpensive machines, the 2023 calendar will be unveiled at the start of the year. But you can now consult the site www.proclassic.fr and contact proclassic@neuf.fr – 06 21 81 82 57 for any information or commitment.

In the Superbike 1000 class, Denis Pignatel (Ducati 916) dominates the final classification thanks to his numerous victories, a series interrupted by a single crash at Le Castellet. Those accompanying him on the final podium, Damien Le Gac (Suzuki GSXR1000) and Frédéric Alix (Yamaha R1) however followed him closely, accumulating places of honor throughout the season. Will 2023 see them end the Championship winner’s streak?

In the Superbike 750 class, a tight battle took place between newcomer Alex Devos and Proclassic regular Eric Cure, both on Suzuki GSXR 750. Eric Cure paid dearly for his fall at Le Castellet, while the regularity (and victories) of Alex Devos ensures him the first final place. Jean-Luc van Ledandeghem (also on Suzuki GSXR 750) completes the final podium. Note the fine performances of Bruno Pokhoroff who chose an Italian twin-cylinder engine (Aprilia RSV 1000) to fight against the Japanese four-cylinder armada: several victories but absences from other races which penalize his final ranking.

The Supersport 600 class sees one of the tightest final results: 1 point separates the first, Rémi Deltour (Suzuki GSXR 600) from his next, Eric Peronno (Honda CBR 600). The regularity of Rémi Deltour paid off there too, Eric Peronno not finishing just a single race (at Nogaro). Note also the very good performances of the one who accompanies them on the podium, Philippe Pruvot (Yamaha R6) who signed several victories. Will we see a sporting revenge for this disputed championship next year?

Words of the President and more news

The Championship

Created in 1999 by Philippe Fréon, the Proclassic Association, by organizing an annual Speed and Endurance Championship, offers to all classic motorcycle enthusiasts the possibility to live their passion on the track.

These championships are integrated into official events organized by the FFM (Fédération Française de Motocyclisme), and they enable racing on sport motorcycles under the best current safety conditions. The rules evolve regularly and welcome motorcycles built through the end of 2002.
The competitive spirit of the Proclassic Championship in no way excludes the general philosophy of mutual aid and camaraderie of the association, which allows it to involve all levels of riding and encourages all participants. No need to be a former racing rider to compete!

You will find on this site the rules of the championship, the calendar, the rankings, and much more.

Thanks to L.M.R. Lock for checking the english part of this site.