The races of the Sicilian Grand Prix took place today in Castelvetrano Circuit where the crowd could see in S1 class Adrien Chareyre on the top of the podium, while Mauno Hermunen and Thomas Chareyre completed the top three. In ES2 class another new name got the first step of the rostrum, Kingelin Asseri and Devon Vermeulen and Edgardo Borella were second and third respectively.
The first heat started with a little bit of drizzle, Mauno Hermunen took the hole shot and Thomas Chareyre had a fantastic start. Fabrizio Bartolini and Angel Karanyotov were involved in a crash so the Race Director gave the red flag after the first lap. Luckily Bartolini just broke several parts of his bike, while Karanyotov got his leg hurt; 16 minutes later the race started again and both riders were able to take part in it. While mechanics were working, trying to change the slick tyres for the rain ones, the rain left for the sun again and the choice of the tyres became more and more difficult.
APRILIA Fast Wheels Adrien Chareyre reached his first step of the podium of the season with a second and one first place. Also in the past, The French rider always obtained good results in this Sicilian circuit; today - in the first heat - he was very close to Hermunen since the start, overtaking him but, after some laps, the Finnish arrived stronger from behind catching him; in the second heat - at the first lap - he also overtook Mauno on the asphalt and rode with a great authority until the second chequered flag.
TM SHR Mauno Hermunen got the hole shot in both heats; in race one he managed to keep the leading, Adrien passed him but, after some laps, he was able to find a good rhythm and finished first. In the second heat, after having changed position several times with the Chareyre brothers, he had to settle down for a third place finishing on the second step of the podium. Even though the Finnish rider maintained the Red Plate on his bike, he feels a little bit worried for his achievement of 2013 Supermoto World Champion Title because – by now - he only has got 25 points from Thomas.
Third step of the podium today for TM Racing Factory Team Thomas Chareyre who - in the first heat – did not have a good start also because yesterday he crashed hurting his right hand in the time practice; Lazzarini and Vorlicek overtook him but then he recovered some position finishing third; in the second race he changed tyres and after having battled with Hermunen and Occhini, he finished second.
Forth overall position today for SUZUKI Brt Andrea Occhini, who had his best performance of the season. The Italian rider made a mistake in the first heat but did his best to recover, finally finishing seventh; in the second heat he had a very good race overtaking Bydart and - for some laps - also the strong Thomas Chareyre, who however caught him and eventually finished fourth on his country soil.
Fifth place for HONDA Luc1 Owatrol Sylvan Bydart who had two consistent races; the French Champion felt this asphalt slippery, caused by the venue near the sea, so he choose to ride safe, getting respectively 6-5, improving a little bit in the second heat.
HM L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini had a good race one, where he passed Thomas Chareyre and Petr Vorlicek finishing fourth; instead he had an unlucky race two, where he had a good start but - after the crash of Christian Ravaglia - slipped on Ravaglia’s bike oil and fell down, losing in twelve position. Then he tried the recovery finishing ninth, ended in sixth overall.
TM Shr Petr Vorlicek finished seventh overall after a fantastic start in the first heat; then Lazzarini and Thomas overtook him, so he ended fourth. In the second heat he made some mistakes and he had to settle down for the eleventh position, followed by another Czech rider, TM Hardbike Racing Tomas Travnicek, obtaining a 10-8 results. Then HM Honda Racing Fabrizio Bartolini was happy to improve his position in front the Italian crowd, followed by the Slovenian HONDA Tds Uros Nastran, who closed the top ten.
S1 Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 19:29.514;
2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) +0:01.527;
3. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) +0:02.266;
4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0:04.268;
5. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) +0:05.846;
6. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0:06.340;
7. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) +0:18.092;
8. Christian Ravaglia (ITA-Honda) +0:22.214;
9. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) +0:28.249;
10. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) +0:29.899
S1 Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) 19:18.316;
2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) +0:01.212;
3. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) +0:04.727;
4. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) +0:05.774;
5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0:06.484;
6. Angel Karanyotov (BUL-Honda) +0:36.730;
7. Fabrizio Bartolini (ITA-Honda) +0:41.210;
8. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) +0:41.423;
9. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0:45.423;
10. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) +0:47.882.
S1 Overall Top Ten:
1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) 47 points;
2. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 45 p.;
3. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 42;
4. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) 32 p.;
5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) 31 p.;
6. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) 30 p.;
7. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) 26;
8. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) 24 p.;
9. Fabrizio Bartolini (ITA-Honda) 23 p.;
10. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) 23 p.
S1 Championship Top Ten:
1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 286 points;
2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 261 p.;
3. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) 229 p.;
4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) 206 p.;
5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) 188 p.;
6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA-Honda) 146 p.;
7. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) 144 p.;
8. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) 127 p.;
9. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) 91 p.;
10. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) 112 p.
1 TM points 297 p.;
2. Aprilia 229 p.;
3. Honda 215 p.;
4. Suzuki 144 p.;
5. Yamaha 127 p.;
6. Suzuki 112;
7. KTM 98.
The Supermoto European Championship has never been as much intense as this season; sixth round and six different winners: Guerin in Capua, Vermeulen in Vairano, Mitchell-Thomas in Sosnovà, Salstola in Kuressaare, Borella in Latina and Asseri Kingelin in Triscina today.
This Sunday Honda TDS Asseri Kingelin reached his first step of the podium; in the first heat he had a good start and did a solid race. He made a mistake in the off-road part and another on the asphalt; he managed to overtake Borella but he could not, so he finished fourth. In the second heat he also had a good start, pushing hard and was able to pass Borella first and Vermeulen then, getting the first position.
Second step of the podium for KTM MTR Devon Vermeulen who - in the first heat - took the hole shot and easily dominated the whole race until the chequered flag. In the second heat he managed to overtake Borella but he fell down while he was trying to oppose Kingelin’s attack, finishing fourth.
The lowest step of the rostrum was for Yamaha Extreme Team Edgardo Borella, who grabbed the Red Plate to Mitchell-Thomas and who now is the leader of the Supermoto European Championship with 4 points more than Vermeulen. The Italian rider had a good start in the first heat and then overtook Kingelin, doing a consistent race and finishing third. In the second heat he took the hole shot then first Vermeulen overtook him and then changed position with Kingelin, finishing second.
Very satisfied with his performance, KTM MTR Toni Klem who had a very good start in race one and he always kept his position just after his teammate, ending in second position. In race two he was consistent for the most part of the race and then he also managed to catch his brand mate, finishing third.
TM SHR Mitchell-Thomas Malachi closed the top five, this morning he started from the second row; at the first lap he crashed in the off-road part and then he recovered, finishing sixth. In the second heat he battled with Alexis Marie Luce, his team mate Sami Salstola and the Italian Diego Monticelli recovering some positions, but he fell down another time and he had to settle down for the fifth position, losing the Red Plate got in Latina.
ES2 Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 19:48.359;
2. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) +0:00.403;
3. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) +0:05.827;
4. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) +0:09.274;
5. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0:21.382;
6. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) +0:25.450;
7. Germain Vincenot - Marchal (FRA-Honda) +0:26.367;
8. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) +0:27.088;
9. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0:36.168;
10. Alexis Marie-Luce (FRA-Honda) +0:49.633
ES2 Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) 19:40.394;
2. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) +0:02.243;
3. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) +0:02.863;
4. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) +0:22.285;
5. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) +0:25.429;
6. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0:28.140;
7. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0:30.772;
8. Alexis Marie-Luce (FRA-Honda) +0:32.697;
9. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) +0:32.898;
10. Germain Vincenot - Marchal (FRA-Honda) +0:37.287
ES2 Overall Top Ten:
1. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-HON) 43 points;
2. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 43 p.;
3. Edgardo Borella (ITA-YAM) 42 p.;
4. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) 42 p.;
5. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 31 p.;
6. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) 31 p.;
7. Diego Monticelli (ITA-HON) 26 p.;
8. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) 25 p.;
9. Germain Vincenot - Marchal (FRA-HON) 25 p.;
10. Alexis Marie-Luce (FRA-HON) 24.
ES2 Championship Top Ten:
1. Edgardo Borella (ITA-YAM) 233 points;
2. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 229 p.;
3. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-HON) 227 p.;
4. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 226 p.;
5. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) 214 p.;
6. Diego Monticelli (ITA-HON) 170 p.;
7. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) 150 p.;
8. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) 131 p.;
9. Fredrik Eriksson (SWE-HON) 120 p.;
10. Frederic Guerin (FRA-SUZ) 112
1. TM 252 points;
2. Honda 241 p.;
3. KTM 239 p.;
4. Yamaha 233 p.;
5. Suzuki 112 p.;
6. Aprilia 18 p.;
7. Kawasaki 13.
Complete results available at here
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SMGP SICILY-QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1630 mt ( 1280 mt Asphalt 350 mt Off-Road)
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Crowd attendance: 3.500
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There is no break for the FIM Supermoto World Championship that will travel to France next week-end to celebrate the last Grand Prix in the circuit of Rivesaltes.
In the photo: S1 and ES2 podium