The FIM Supermoto World Championship restarts this weekend in Croatia and Rijeka is ready to host the fourth Grand Prix of the season.
After an exciting weekend in Bulgaria , Supermoto riders are back on the track for the second half of the season.
The historic Grobnik Autodrome, will offer a circuit with a lenght of 1,500 meters, two off-road sections, where the frenchman Thomas Chareyre aboard his TM Factory Racing will try to keep his leading position in the Championship.
Read more: GP of Croatia in Rijeka: Second half of the Supermoto season is starting
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The Grand Prix of Bulgaria has began yesterday with a sunny and hot weather. Today the "Dolna Mitropolia" circuit wakes up with rain and lower temperatures, but this didn't discourage the numerous audience who wanted to watch this third GP of the FIM Supermoto World Championship 2012, after the first two rounds held in Italy on 15th April in Ottobiano and on the 27th May in Palermo. The intentional circuit of Pleven, well known for the World Championship from 2007, witnesses the first victory this year for the S1 of the Finnish Mauno Hermunen on his TM.
With his two victories of today and his third position in the third race, the Team SHR rider gains now his second position in the classifications. Second position of the day for the championship leader, the French Thomas Chareyre (TM Factory Racing) who, although not very comfortable on this track, has gained two third positions and a first position in the third race.
Third position for the defending World Champion, the French Adrien Chareyre on his Aprilia Fast Wheels Team who arrived tenth in the first race and second in the last two races, gaining a fourth position in the classifications. Fourth position for the Italian Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), who arrived second, fourth and sixth in the three races of today. Here the other riders listed in the top ten: in order, the Slovenian Uros Nastran (Suzuki Lux Performance), the Bulgarian Angel Karanyotov (Honda), the Italians Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Miglio), Teo Monticelli (Honda Freccia), Massimiliano Verderosa (Honda HBV) and the British Matthew Winstanley (TM SHR).
Read more: Mauno Hermunen wins GP of Bulgaria
The Round of Bulgaria has began yesterday with a sunny and hot weather. Today the “Dolna Mitropolia” circuit wakes up with rain and lower temperatures, but this didn't discourage the numerous audience who wanted to watch this third Round of the S2 European Championship 2012, after the first two rounds held in Italy on 15th April in Ottobiano and on the 27th May in Palermo.
The international circuit of Pleven, witnesses a great show, with the Czech Petr Vorlicek on his Honda SHR Team outstanding leader of the Supermoto European Championship 2012 for the second time this year. Vorlicek did'nt win all the three races as he did in Palermo, but he has shown to be ready to become the European Champion, just like he did in 2007.
Honor position on the podium for the Italian Mattia Martella (Ktm Motoracing), another main character of this Championship who has gained three second places in the races of today, after his good timing of yesterday.
Good positioning for the Finnish Sami Salstola (Honda SHR), who has gained the third position on the podium with his third positioning as better result in the races of today.
Fourth position for the Italian Diego Monticelli (Honda Freccia) and right after him the Dutchman Devon Vermeulen (Ktm Motoracing), who in the three races of today has arrived third, first and had to finish his race before the last lap due to a technical breakdown. In the top ten we find then - in order - the British James Addy (Ktm), the Turkish Ata Nurcan (Ktm MTR), the Bulgarian Georgiev Alexander (Ktm), the British Mitchell Thomas Malachi (Honda SHR) and Bradley O’Leary (Honda).
Read more: Petr Vorlicek wins European Supermoto round in Bulgaria
After an one month break the FIM Supermoto World Championship starts again outside the Italian border where the first two rounds took place. The next round is held in Bulgaria where the Pleven track is ready to host the third round next week-end.
In Pleven , the S1 leader Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory), will make his best efforts to maintain the Red Plate on his TM. During the first and second GP of this season , held in Ottobiano and in Palermo (Italy), we understood immediately that more than one rider will contend for the S1 class title.
Thomas Chareyre has won the first GP and two races out of six this season. Second place is for the Italian rider Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing) and in third position we find the 2011 SM World Champion Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels), winner of the Siclian GP. Fourth place is for the Finnish Mauno Hermunen (TM SHR), with a total of four races won, one disqualification and one fall.
For all these reasons, the Bulgarian GP will host the biggest battle of this season where at least four riders will fight for the win.
Read more: FIM Supermoto World Championship: Bulgaria hosts the third GP
A rainy St. Wendel was the location for the third round of the German Supermoto Championship.
In the S1 class Austrian Hannes Maier(KTM) won race 1. Jürgen Künzel(Aprilia) finished 2nd followed by Pavel Kejmar(KTM). Race 2 was won by Kejmar. Dutch Champ Voorwinden(KTM) finished 2nd followed by Class and Künzel. Kejmar was the overall winner with Künzel and Maier completing the podium. Markus Class still leads the S1 championship with a 16 point lead over Künzel and Kejmar.
Jasinski was once again dominant in the S2 class. He won both races aboard his two-stroke Husaberg.
Swede Fredrik Eriksson finished 2nd overall with a 3-2 score. Spaniol(Suzuki) completed the podium after a 2nd and 5th place finish.
Jasinski has a firm hold of the S2 championship with a 32 point lead over Suzuki riders Spaniol and Deitenbach.
This weekend was the third round of the Italian Supermoto Championship at the circuit South Milano Ottobiano.
Mauno Hermunen (TM SHR) was victorious in both races and won the overall. Second overall was Thomas Chareyre (TM Factory Racing). He grabbed two holeshots this weekend but could not withstand the attacks of Hermunen. Third was for his brother and current World Championship leader, Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels).
Best of the Italians was Andrea Occhini (Honda Red Foxes) in fourth. Fifth place overall was for the Czech Petr Vorlíček (Honda SHR) followed by British rider Matthew Winstanley (TM SHR) and the leader of the Italian Championship S1 Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing).
The Italian Championship S2 class was won by the Dutchman Devon Vermeulen (KTM Motoracing).
After two wins great wins he jumps to third place in the S2 Championship. The second step of the podium is for the S2 leader Luca D'Addato (Valdemi Racing Honda) and third for Andrea Moschini (Kawasaki Racing Team Ignorant).
Read more: Hermunen wins in Ottobiano