LIGNIERES - (Switzerland) 18 August 2012 – S2 Round of Switzerland starts today in the new and beautiful circuit of Lignieres, a 800 meters altitude location in Switzerland from one side of which the wonderful plain landscape could be admired while on the other side the Alps draw the horizon in this sunny day.
The challenging circuit of Lignieres is 1650 meters long, 420 of which are off road. There are no height differences along the circuit, which is clearly visible to all the people who came here today to witness the qualifications for the fifth and next-to-last seasonal round of the European Supermoto Championships, that with the race of tomorrow could determine the S2 Champion in advance.
37 riders have fought today in oder to gain the best position for the tomorrow race, but the Czech Petr Vorlicek aboard his Honda SHR makes no mistakes and gains the best lap time this time as well, defeating the timing of the Italian Edgardo Borella (Yamaha Extreme Team), who had the best timing for a while. But just at the end of his race Vorlicek gains the fourth pole position for this year with his best timing 1'17.557. Second position for Borella with his timing 1'18.236 and third position for the Dutchman Devon Vermeulen (Ktm Motoracing). After them - in order for the best 10 of today's Time Practice - Marcel Van Drunen (Yamaha), Mitchell-Thomas Malachi (GBR-Honda), Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda Freccia), Sami Salstola (FIN-Honda SHR), Mattia Martella (ITA-Ktm Motoracing), Jan Deitenbach (GER-Suzuki) and Andrea Moschini (Kawasaki Ignorant Racing Team).
S2 Qualifying Race Top Ten: 1. Vorlicek Petr (CZE-Honda) 1:17.557; 2. Borella Edgardo (ITA-Yamaha) 1:18.236; 3. Vermeulen Devon (NED-KTM) 1:18.813; 4. Van Drunen Marcel (NED-Yamaha) 1:18.928; 5. Mitchell-Thomas Malachi (GBR-Honda) 1:19.115; 6. Monticelli Diego (ITA-Honda) 1:19.248; 7. Salstola Sami (FIN-Honda) 1:19.307; 8. Martella Mattia (ITA-KTM) 1:19.740; 9. Deitenbach Jan (GER-Suzuki) 1:19.929; 10. Moschini Andrea (ITA-Kawasaki) 1:19.976.
Complete results available at www.supermotos1.com
ROUND OF SWITZERLAND QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1650 mt (1230 mt asphalt, 420 mt offraod)
Weather condition: Sunny
Sunday: S2 ECSM Warm Up 09:00; S1GP Warm Up 09:30 (until 9:50, then followed by Superpole); S2 ECSM Race 1 11:00; S1GP Race 1 11:50; S2 ECSM Race 2 13:15; S1GP Race 2 14:15; S2 ECSM Race 3 15:15; S1GP Race 3 16:15.
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In the photo: P. Vorlicek, S2 class leader