Heart rate responses to twelve laps Supermoto race simulation in motorcyclists

C. Morosi, A. La Torre, F. Sartor

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Aim. This study aimed to characterize Supermoto performance by correlating the fastest lap (best performance) with heart rate (HR), anthropometric characteristics, racing experience and the ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) of riders. Methods. Twenty Supermoto riders - data are shown as mean value±standard deviation (SD), age: 29±9 years, BMI: 23.0±2.4, riding experience: 4±3 years - performed 12 laps on a circuit 1167 m long, without off-road part, but data were available for 16 riders. The HR was monitored throughout all laps, RPE was asked at the end of the race. The fastest rider wore a portable metabolic unit to assess the aerobic load of Supermoto riding. Results. The HRmean was related to the best performance (r=0.747, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1565-1570
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Athletic performance
  • Heart rate
  • Motorcycles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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