26 May

Vairano (Italy) 26 May, 2013 - The sun came up today to greet the S1 and ES2 riders for their first race at the Circuit of Vairano. The crowd participating at SMGP of Europe enjoyed a fantastic racing in both classes and saw Mauno Hermun adding one more victory in records, together with the comeback of Vermeulen.

SHR TM Mauno Hermunen confirms his leadership also in this second SM Grand Prix; a beautiful 2013 Supermoto season start for the Finnish rider who, in spite of the bad luck of the last year, won both the heaths another time. Mauno took the holeshot in race 1 but after some laps, Thomas Chareyre overtook him and, at the seventh lap, Hermunen reconfirmed his authority; towards the end he made a mistake but, instead of losing focus on his bike, he kept his first position and grew the gap; moreover in race two, he also battled a lot with his brand-mate TM rider, changing position with him several times but, from the ninth lap, he came faster from behind, winning the SMGP of Europe.

Second step of the podium for TM Racing Factory Team Thomas Chareyre who, despite his start as first in the row this morning, did not have a good start, but he easily overtook Bydart and his brother, also managing to overtook the strong Hermunen; he kept the first position for two laps but some dirt entered in his tyres during the off road part and he settled down with a second position. In race 2 the French rider had a very good start, battling with Mauno all the time, keeping the first position for several laps but, towards the end, the Finnish reconfirmed his authority. However, the defending Champion and Mauno were the main riders of this week-end in Vairano with some gaps compared to the other riders.

Good return on the podium for APRILIA Fast Wheels Adrien Chareyre, who had two consistent races today. The former Champion found the correct setting with his bike this week-end and admitted that he has to work more to catch the two strong TM riders but, in spite of this, he is satisfied and he liked this fast circuit very much.

Fourth position for the French HONDA Luc1 Owatrol Sylvain Bydart, who battled with his countryman Adrien for both heats to achieve the last step of the rostrum. Today, thanks to the sunny weather, it was also added the off road part and the French proved his ability on this field and he admitted, as well as the other riders, that the preparation was perfect.

The home rider HONDA L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini gained some positions in both heaths and finished fifth, moving up YAMAHA Team Blot Aurelien Grelier who had a solid race in the first heath but lost some position in race two; however, the French rider is very satisfied because this was his first race in FIM Supermoto World Championship and his team manager Michael Quoy is glad for having made the correct choice and for having changed him with Stephan Blot for this S1 season.

SHR TM Petr Vorlicek had two consistent races and finished in seventh position, followed by HONDA Hm Racing Christian Ravaglia and by another Italian rider,SUZUKI Valenti Bikers Racing Team Andrea Occhini, who improved from yesterday, enjoying a lot with his bike this week-end; the top ten was closed by the Swedish YAMAHA Team Carlbark Motor Henrik Karlsson, who improved his result from Capua.

S1 Race1 Top Ten: Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) best lap 1’28.140; 2. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM); 3. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia); 4. Bidart Sylvain (FRA-Honda); 5. Grelier Aurelien (FRA-Yamaha); 6. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda); 7. Vorlicek Petr (CZE-TM); 8. Travnicek Tomas (CZE-TM); 9. Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki); 10. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda).

S2 Race2 Top Ten: 1. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) 2. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM); 3. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia); 4. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda); 5. Bidart Sylvain (FRA-Honda); 6. Vorlicek Petr (CZE-TM); 7. Grelier Aurelien (FRA-Yamaha); 8. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda); 9. Henrik Karlsson (SWE-Yamaha); 10. Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki).

S1 Overall Top Ten: 1. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) 50 points; 2. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM) 44; 3. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia) 40; 4. Bidart Sylvain (FRA-Honda) 34; 5. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda) 33; 6. Grelier Aurelien (FRA-Yamaha) 30; 7. Vorlicek Petr (CZE-TM) 29; 8. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda) 24; 9. Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki) 23; 10. Karlsson Henrik (Yamaha-Team Carlbark Motor) 21.

S1 Championship Top Ten: 1. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM)100 points; 2. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM) 88; 3. Bidart Sylvain (FRA-Honda) 72; 4. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda) 71; 5. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia) 61; 6. Vorlicek Petr (CZE-TM) 59; 7. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda) 52; 8. Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki) 50; 9. Travnicek Tomas (CZE-TM) 43; 10. Nastran Uros (SLO-Honda) 36.

S1 Manufacturers: 1. TM pts 100; 2. Honda 76; 3. Aprilia 61; 4. Suzuki 50; 5. Yamaha 38; 6. Ktm 27.


Today KTM Mtr Devon Vermeulen won the Supermoto European Championship and the Young Trophy too. In the first race, he started in second, managing to overtake Mitchell Thomas in the exit of the off road part but he could not do that until the first lap, when he led the first position for several laps; then he made a mistake in the off-road part and changed position another time with the British, finally finishing second. Instead, in the second heat, he dominated from the start until the chequered flag and came back home with the Red Plate on his bike.

TM SHR Malachi Mitchell Thomas had a very good qualifying day yesterday, taking the holeshot in race one today and, after having changed position several times with Vermeulen, towards the end he jumped the Dutch; they had a contact but finally he won the heats. Also in race two he had a very good start and took the holeshot for the second time but, in the first part of the off road, he crashed and he climbed down in fourteenth position; he did his best to remount finishing the race in the fourth position and having to settle down the second step of the podium.

Third step of the podium for HONDA Tds Asseri Kingelin, who had a good start and two consistent races.

In race one, SUZUKI Lux Performance Frederic Guerin had some problems with the setting of his bike and he lost some places from the fourth position; in race two he had a good start and tried to overtake Vermeulen but the KTM rider was faster than him; the French made a mistake and he risked to lose control of his bike; however, he continued trying to jump on the Dutch, finishing with a second place and in the fourth place in overall standings.

TM SHR Sami Salstola improved his position in both heats and closed in the top five.

ES2 Race1 Top Ten: 1. Mitchell-Thomas Malachi (GBR-TM) 13 giri in 20:03.623; 2. Vermeulen Devon (NED-KTM) giro più veloce in 1’31.402; 3. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Honda); 4. Salstola Sami (FIN-TM); 5. Borella Edgardo (ITA-Yamaha); 6. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM); 7. Monticelli Diego (ITA-Honda); 8. Guerin Frederic (FRA-Suzuki); 9. Eriksson Fredrik (SWE-Honda); 10. Sitniaksky Milan (CZE-TM).

ES2 Race2 Top Ten: 1. Vermeulen Devon (NED –KTM) 13 giri in 20:10.341; 2. Guerin Frederic (FRA-Suzuki); 3. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Honda); 4. Mitchell-Thomas Malachi (GBR –TM); 5. Salstola Sami (FIN-TM); 6. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM); 7. Borella Edgardo (ITA-Yamaha); 8. Monticelli Diego (ITA-Honda); 9. Eriksson Fredrik (SWE-Honda); 10. Fagre Kevin (SWE-TM).

ES2 Overall Top Ten: 1. Vermeulen Devon (NED –KTM) punti 47; 2. Mitchell-Thomas Malachi (GBR –TM) 43; 3. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Honda) 40; 4. Guerin Frederic (FRA-Suzuki) 35; 5. Salstola Sami (FIN-TM) 34; 6. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM) 30; 7. Borella Edgardo (ITA-Yamaha) 30; 8. Monticelli Diego (ITA-Honda) 27; 9. Eriksson Fredrik (SWE-Honda) 24; 10. Fagre Kevin (SWE-TM) 21.

ES2 Championship Top Ten: 1. Vermeulen Devon (NED –KTM) punti 94; 2. Guerin Frederic (FRA-Suzuki) 82; 3. Mitchell-Thomas Malachi (GBR –TM) 74; 4. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Honda) 71; 5. Salstola Sami (FIN-TM) 69; 6. Borella Edgardo (ITA-Yamaha) 66; 7. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM) 60; 8. Monticelli Diego (ITA-Honda) 46; 9. Eriksson Fredrik (SWE-Honda) 42; 10. Fagre Kevin (SWE-TM) 32.

ES2 Manufacturers: 1. Ktm pts 94; 2. TM 83; 3. Suzuki 82; 4. Honda 71; 5. Yamaha 66.

Complete results available at here
Photos of the whole Grand Prix are available at here


Circuit length: 2275 mt (1897 mt Asphalt 378 mt Off-road)

Temperature: 19°

Weather conditions: Sunny

Crowd attendance: 3000

The Grand Prix will be broadcasted delayed and by clicking here you will obtain the full schedule and coverage

The next SMGP will take place in the Czech track of Sosnovà during the 23rd June week-end, so all the riders have almost four weeks to recuperate from SMGP of Europe and get ready for the SMGP of Czech Republic.

In the photo: Hermunen in the off-raod part and ES2 Podium



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