The second Grand Prix of the FIM Supermoto World Championship and the second Round of the Supermoto European Championship sees the return to Arad, Romania for the first time since 2004 and while the asphalt section remains the same the off-road part of the circuit has been re-designed. In the days pre-ceding the event rainstorms were the main concern, but come Friday afternoon the skies cleared and temperatures of 18? enabled circuit conditions to be near perfect for today’s qualifying sessions.
Thomas Chareyre (TM Factory Racing) was again unbeatable at the 2nd round of the French Supermoto Championship at Villars-sous-Ecot.
In the first race , Thomas Chareyre made the holeshot , followed by his brother Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia), Sylvain Bidart (Honda , Team Luc1 Motorsport). The difference between the three drivers grows gradually throughout the race and that is the order they cross the finish line without actually being harassed by the following competitors.
In the second race , Sylvain Bidart starts with a good pace and took the lead at the start. After two rounds , Thomas Chareyre and Adrien Chareyre overtake him. However, they manage to keep the pressure on Thomas. Waren Bougard ( Husqvarna Team FRD ) is more than 40 seconds behind the leading trio. Thomas Chareyre wins the second race, again followed his brother Adrien and Sylvain Bidart.
Thomas Chareyre leads the standings but he will not ride at other French Championship events. The battle will be between Adrien Chareyre and Sylvain Bidart. Bidart loses two points on its main competitor, but with 6 races to run, everything is still possible. Finally, Waren Bougard is not out of the battle yet and he hopes to better his third place from last year. So we bet that the show will go on.
Bad weather and the rain did not stop the racing at the second round of the Italian Supermoto Championship in Lissone.
Ivan Lazzarini ( L30 Honda Racing) dominated both rounds by taking an early lead in both races. By taking the overall he also takes over the red plate from Ravaglia.
2nd overall was Teo Monticelli (Honda Team Arrow) thanks to a 5th place in race 1 and a great 2nd place in race 2.
Christian Ravaglia (Honda Racing SM ) was by far the fastest on the track on both days this weekend. Taking the pole position and the fastest lap in the race. He tried hard to catch up to Lazzarini in race 1 but finished 2nd. In race 2 he crashed and had to fight back from last place to place 6. He finished 3rd overall..
TM Factory rider Thomas Chareyre won the first World Supermoto GP of 2014. In Rivesaltes, France he won both races in front of his brother Adrien Chareyre on the Fast Wheels Aprilia. SHR TM rider Mauno Hermunen finished 3rd in both races.
In the European Championship it was another TM Factory rider who won the overall. Devon Vermeulen battled hard all weekend and won both races in front of Assomotor Honda rider Fabrizio Bartolini and Fast Wheels Aprilia rider Asseri Kingelin who finished 2nd and 3rd overall.
The first Grand Prix of the 2014 FIM Supermoto World Championship kicked off today at Rivesaltes at the same venue that hosted the final round of the 2013 campaign. Conditions out on track were a little windy but all sessions were held under sunny skies.
S1 With the top six riders from S1 going through to the Superchrono session a good time in timed training would be very important. Thomas Chareyre TM Factory Racing proved to be the fastest of the Chareyre brothers with a time of 1:30.211 – which was 0.017 quicker than Adrien Chareyre on his Fast Wheels Aprilia. Defending World Champion Mauno Hermunen SHR TM, Ivan Lazzarini L30 Racing Honda, Sylvain Bidart Honda and Pavel Kejmar 833 Racing Team Husqvarna rounded out the top six for the chance to compete in the ten minute long SuperChrono session.
Bauerschmidt KTM rider Bernd Hiemer won the S1 class at the first round of the German Supermoto Championship in Harsewinkel. With a 3-1 score he scored the same amount of points as Husqvarna rider Lukas Höllbacher who also finished 1st and 3rd in the races. Third on the podium was Markus Volz with a 3-4 score.
In the S2 class it was Husqvarna rider Markus Class who dominated and was unbeatable all weekend. He won both races with ease on his 380cc two-stroke. Second overall was Kevin Würterle with two 2nd place finishes. Rudi Bauer claimed the third step of the S2 podium.
CRT Supermoto rider Lewis Cornish won the 450 Elite class at the first round of the British Supermoto Championship in Lydd after winning 2 out of 3 races. KTM Skyzone Racing's Chris Hodgson finished 2nd with a 1-2-3 score. The third step on the podium was for Ben Robb(5-6-1).
In the Open Elite class it was DCR rider Matt Winstanley who took the overall with two race wins and a third place. Behind him followed Ben Robb(5-2-1) and Davey Todd(2-4-2).