Rivesaltes (France) 22 September, 2013- Thousand of French fans came in this day of glory to see their Supermoto heroes in action during the best race of the season, in S1 class Adrien Chareyre obtained his second podium in a row, winning the home Grand Prix while Mauno Hermunen got his first FIM Supermoto World Championship Title. In ES2 Edgardo Borella won the last round as well as his first European Supermoto Championship Title.
Was a big surprise for APRILIA Fast Wheels Adrien Chareyre winning today his second Grand Prix in a row, in the first heat he had a good start and he managed to keep a good rhythm finishing second immediately behind his brother, in the second heat he took the holeshot and after having changed position with Thomas and Thierry Van Den Bosch after some laps he was able to lead easily until the end.
Second step of the podium and also second position in the S1 Overall Classification for TM Racing Factory Team Thomas who had a very good start in the first heat, jumped Hermunen in the first corner and overtook him then he rode with a great authority until the chequered flag. In the second heat he also had a good start, in the second lap he overtook his brother and obtained the leading but, on the asphalt, just some laps after, he crashed alone because he pushed too much hard in order to win the Grand Prix and this made him lose some positions, then he did his best to close the gap but he had to settle down for a fifth position.
Today we can talk about a “French podium”, in fact, the third step was for HONDA Luc1 Owatrol Sylvain Bydart, who was very happy and excited about his best performance on his country soil. The French Champion felt confident with this type of asphalt, considered one of the best of the season to him and to most of the riders. Bydart made a consistent race one clinching the third position; in the second heat he made a great race, battling with Andrea Occhini, Hermunen and Tom Chareyre, getting some positions and towards the end he managed to overtake Ivan Lazzarini finishing third as well.
Fourth place for HM L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini who made two solid races, reaching the fourth position in both heaths.
Pretty satisfied with his sixth overall position today, SUZUKI Brt Andrea Occhini who found the good rhythm towards the end of the season, just after the summer break. He was followed by the home rider YAMAHA Team Blot Aurelien Grelier who was able to finish seventh overall today.
Only eighth position for TM Shr Mauno Hermunen who preferred riding safe this Sunday, to get the 2013 FIM Supermoto World Championship Title. In the first heat he took the holeshot; immediately after Thomas Chareyre overtook him and so he lost some position, then he fell down in the off-road part due to a contact with Van Den Bosch. After he had a good recovery going up from the tenth to the fourth position after having passing Christian Ravaglia, Angel Karanyotov, Hannes Maier and Aurelien Grelier. In the second heat maintained the eighth position tried to avoid any possible mistake.
TM SHR Petr Vorlicek finished ninth overall after 8-9 results followed by the Bulgarian HONDA Angel Karanyotov, who closed the top ten.
S1 Race 1Top Ten:1. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 18:54.571; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) +0:01.991; 3. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0:03.251; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0:03.496; 5. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) +0:18.265; 6. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) +0:23.540; 7. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) +0:23.647; 8. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) +0:35.365; 9. Angel Karanyotov (BUL-Honda) +0:37.576; 10. Hannes Maier (AUT-KTM) +0:39.026.
S1 Race 2 Top Ten:1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) 18:37.261; 2. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA-TM) +0:01.337; 3. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0:01.483; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0:02.202; 5. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) +0:13.130; 6. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) +0:17.467; 7. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) +0:24.633; 8. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) +0:25.824; 9. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) +0:27.018; 10. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) +0:29.798.
S1 Overall Top Ten:1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-APR) 47 points; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 41 p.; 3. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-HON) 40 p.; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-HON) 36 p.; 5. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA-TM) 31 p.; 6. Andrea Occhini (ITA-SUZ) 29 p.; 7. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-YAM) 29 p.; 8. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 29 p.; 9. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) 25 p.; 10. Angel Karanyotov (BUL-HON) 22 p.
S1 Championship Top Ten:1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 315 points; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 302 p.; 3. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-APR) 276 p.; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, HON) 242 p.; 5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-HON) 228 p.; 6. Andrea Occhini (ITA-SUZ) 173 p.; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA-HON) 165 p.; 8. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) 142 p.; 9. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-YAM) 134 p.; 10. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA-TM) 131 p.
S1 Manufacturers: 1. TM 344 points; 2. Aprilia 276 p.; 3. Honda 255 p.; 4. Suzuki 173 p.; 5. Yamaha 156 p.; 6. KTM 117 p.
Race to the Supermoto European Title still opened with five very fierce riders, who started the fantastic race of today.
YAMAHA Extream Team Edgardo Borella received the Gold FIM Europe medal today; in the first heat after some laps overtook Kingelin and Guerin, finishing in the second position. When the second heat started – just after one lap - he also overtook Kingelin and – with some difficulties he was able to dominate until the chequered flag, winning both the French Round and his first Supermoto European Title.
Disappointed about his second place, KTM Mtr Devon Vermeulen , in the first heat at the third lap overtook Kingelin, then crashed on the asphalt but he managed to recover after having battled with Guerin; then, when Borella made a mistake, he also overtook him, winning the race. In the second heat he did not have a good start and he had to settle down for a fourth position.
Third step of the podium for the home rider SUZUKI Lux Performance Frederic Guerin who had two great races finished 3-3, followed by another home rider YAMAHA Eddy Petard, who had a fantastic race on his home soil. The top five was closed by KTM Mtr Toni Klem after 4-6.
In race one, HONDA Tds Asseri Kingelin took the holeshot and had a very good start but, unfortunately, in the middle of the race he was forced to withdraw due to a mechanical problem . TM Shr Malachi Mitchell Thomas, as well, was having a good race when he fell down on the tarmac, dislocating his collarbone, so both riders lost any hope to win the Title, reaching only the nineteenth and the twentieth places respectively
ES2 Race 1 Top Ten:1. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 19:33.236; 2. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) +0:01.087; 3. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) +0:04.045; 4. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) +0:04.824; 5. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0:21.648; 6. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0:21.993; 7. Alexis Marie-Luce (FRA-Honda) +0:23.513; 8. Germain Vincenot - Marchal (FRA-Honda) +0:24.954; 9. Ben Stafford (GBR-Honda) +0:31.695; 10. Eddy Petard (FRA-Yamaha) +0:31.922.
ES2 Race 2 Top Ten:1. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) 19:11.548; 2. Eddy Petard (FRA-Yamaha) +0:00.469; 3. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) +0:01.508; 4. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) +0:09.252; 5. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0:14.683; 6. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) +0:24.520; 7. Alexis Marie-Luce (FRA-Honda) +0:28.021; 8. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0:30.160; 9. Germain Vincenot - Marchal (FRA-Honda) +0:30.614; 10. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) +0:30.863.
ES2 Overall Top Ten:1. Edgardo Borella (ITA-YAM) 47 points; 2. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 43 p.; 3. Frederic Guerin (FRA-SUZ) 40 p.; 4. Eddy Petard (FRA-YAM) 33 p.; 5. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) 33 p.; 6. Diego Monticelli (ITA-HON) 31 p.; 7. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) 29 p.; 8. Alexis Marie-Luce (FRA-HON) 28 p.; 9. Germain Vincenot - Marchal (FRA-HON) 25 p.; 10. Ben Stafford (GBR-HON) 22 p.
ES2 Championship Top Ten:1. Edgardo Borella (ITA-YAM) 280 points; 2. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 272 p.; 3. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) 243 p.; 4. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-HON) 230 p.; 5. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 228 p.; 6. Diego Monticelli (ITA-HON) 201 p.; 7. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) 183 p.; 8. Frederic Guerin (FRA-SUZ) 152 p.; 9. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) 150 p.; 10. Fredrik Eriksson (SWE-HON) 120 p.
ES2 Manufacturers:1. KTM 282 points; 2. TM 281 p.; 3. Yamaha 280 p.; 4. Honda 272 p.; 5. Suzuki 152 p.; 6. Aprilia 18 p.; 7. Kawasaki 13 p.
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Circuit length: 1794 mt (mt 1400 Asphalt 349 mt Off-Road)
Weather conditions: Sunny
Crowd attendance: 2.500
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In the photo: S1 podium