Palermo(Italy) May 27, 2012-A beautiful sun has welcomed this last day of the Supermoto Gran Prix of Sicily, held in the Boccadifalco Airport and organized by Youthstream Events, Youthstream, Moto Club Dream Team and FMI.
Great response from the public, who has witnessed the return on the island of the GP of Sicily, full of surprises that have caused the final results to change in the very last race of the day. Winner of this exciting GP the French champion Adrien Chareyre on his Aprilia Fast Wheels Team. With this victory he gains important points for the championship, after the unsatisfying test in Pavia. Three second positions were enough for the French to arrive first on the podium before his little brother Thomas (TM Racing Factory), who confirms his title of championship leader by winning the last race and arriving third and forth in the first two races.
Third absolute position for the beloved Italian Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), three times on third position and once forth in the three races of today, but above all always more comfortable in his second position in the championship.
No luck for the Finnish Mauno Hermunen (TM SHR), great winner of the first races but unlucky in the last one, when he was obliged to restart from the end because of the dying out of his moto when he was first. Forth absolute position for him, who in the qualifications comes before the Italians Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Miglio), Max Verderosa (Honda HBV), Elia Sammartin (Suzuki Pergetti).
S1 1st RACE:Hermunen (TM SHR) is the one to gain the first position at the start of this World Championship round. Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), fully supported by the public, follows him. After 18 laps the race director Andrea Barbieri waves the chequered flag, declaring the Finnish winner. After him the French champion Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels), who becomes second after just one lap from the start, after them Lazzarini, Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory), Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Miglio), Max Verderosa (Honda HBV), Teo Monticelli (Honda Fiamma), Uros Nastran (Suzuki Valenti Lux Performance), Elia Sammartin (Suzuki Pergetti), Francesco Cucharrera (Ktm).
S1 2nd RACE:Great surprises from the world champion Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels) who leads this second race, followed by Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), Mauno Hermunen (TM SHR-FIN), Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Miglio), Max Verderosa (Honda HBV), Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory-FRA), Uros Nastran (Suzuki Lux Performance), Elia Sammartin (Suzuki Pergetti). At the ninth lap the Finnish Hermunen, after surpassing Lazzarini, gains the first position and there he remains until the chequered flag waves at the end of the 18th lap. After him - in order - Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels), Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory), Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Miglio), Elia Sammartin (Suzuki Pergetti), Max Verderosa (Honda HBV), Fabrizio Bartolini (HM Honda Racing).
S1 3rd RACE:Last occasion for the riders to gain world points. The French champion Adrien Chareyre (Aprilia Fast Wheels) becomes first before Mauno Hermunen (TM SHR-FIN), Ivan Lazzarini (HM Honda Racing), Thomas Chareyre (TM Racing Factory), Christian Ravaglia (Ktm Miglio), Max Verderosa (Honda HBV). Great changes in the forth lap, when Hermunen becomes first, but just for one lap as the moto of the Finnish died out and he was obliged to restart from the end of the group. Thomas Chareyre becomes first then and wins for the day, becoming absolute second and even more championship leader. Honor position for Adrien Chareyre, that due to his position, gains the day absolute. Third place in race and on the podium for Ivan Lazzarini. Good the forth position of the Italian policeman Christian Ravaglia, sixth position then for Occhini before Verderosa, Bartolini and Sammartin.
S1 OVERALL TOP TEN:1. 5 Chareyre, Adrien FRA FFM Aprilia 22 22 22 66; 2. 4 Chareyre, Thomas FRA FFM TM 18 20 25 63; 3. 30 Lazzarini, Ivan ITA FMI Honda 20 18 20 58; 4. 131 Hermunen, Mauno FIN SML TM 25 25 5 55; 5. 8 Ravaglia, Christian ITA FMI KTM 16 16 18 50; 6. 113 Verderosa, Max ITA FMI Honda 15 14 14 43; 7. 32 Sammartin, Elia ITA FMI Suzuki 12 15 12 39; 8. 71 Kejmar, Pavel CZE ACCR KTM 7 12 16 35; 9. 110 Bartolini, Fabrizio ITA FMI Honda 9 13 13 35; 10. 111 Cucharrera, Francesc ESP RFME KTM 11 8 11 30.
S1 CHAMPIONSHIP TOP TEN:1. 4 Chareyre, T. FRA 132 25-22-22 18-20-25; 2. 30 Lazzarini, I. ITA 116 22-20-16 20-18-20; 3. 5 Chareyre, A. FRA 108 18-13-11 22-22-22; 4. 131 Hermunen, M. FIN 105 0-25-25 25-25-5; 5. 8 Ravaglia, C. ITA 103 15-18-20 16-16-18; 6. 251 Winstanley, M. GBR 72 14-15-18 8-9-8; 7. 51 Occhini, A. ITA 70 16-14-12 2-11-15; 8. 32 Sammartin, E. ITA 69 10-10-10 12-15-12; 9. 113 Verderosa, Max ITA 57 6-0-8 15-14-14; 10. 121 Beltrami, M. ITA 50 20-16-14.
MANUFACTURES:1. 1 TM 150 25-25-25 25-25-25; 2. Honda 116 22-20-16 20-18-20; 3. Aprilia 108 18-13-11 22-22-22; 4. KTM 103 15-18-20 16-16-18; 5. Suzuki 73 10-10-13 13-15-12; 6. Kawasaki 51 11-12-07 10-02-09; 7. Yamaha 29 00-05-02 05-07-10.
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Circuit length:1254 mt (1058 mt asphalt,196 mt offroad).
Weather conditions: sunny
Crowd attendance: 8.000
As the whole 2012 FIM SuperMoto World Championship, this Grand Prix will be broadcasted delayed.
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The FIM Supermoto World Championship will have a break and it will be back in Pleven, Bulgaria during the 24th June weekend.
In the photo: The winner Adrien Chareyre