Arad (Romania) 18 May, 2014 – In S1 Race1 TM SHR Mauno Hermunen took the holeshot but was soon passed on the second lap as TM Racing Team Thomas Chareyre charged into the lead where he was unchallenged on his way to victory.
The early stages of the race remained fairly static with Hermunen in second, Aprilia Fast Wheels Adrien Chareyre third and Honda L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini fourth.
But that all changed when Mauno crashed in the off-road section, falling to fifth.
The Bulgarian TM Angel Karanyatov moved into fourth briefly as Hermunen looked to settle himself back into a rhythm and before long the Finn was in fourth which is where he would finish.
The win went to Thomas Chareyre with Adrien Chareyre second, Lazzarini was third with Hermunen fourth.
S1 Race 1 Top Ten:Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM) 19:43.775; 2. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia) 19:48.903; 3. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda) 19:51.493; 4. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) 19:52.361; 5. Karanyotov Angel (BUL-TM) 20:05.717; 6. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda) 20:17.747; 7.Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki) 20:25.989; 8. Kejmar Pavel (CZE-Husqvarna) 20:48.113; 9.Georgiev Alexander (BUL-KTM) 20:07.926; 10. Traistaru Sorin (ROM-KTM) 21:00.141
S1 Race 2
Race 2 has to be the best race if the year so far. Mauno Hermunen pulled a great holeshot and immediately focused on trying to gap his rivals.
The first rider to crack was race one winner Thomas Chareyre, falling from second place on Lap 3 in the off road section.
The Frenchman remounted and regrouped and put in a spirited charge back to the front of the field.
While Thomas Chareyre was battling from 6th Italian rider Ivan Lazzarini took over second position which he held for much of the race.
There were challenges from Angel Karanyatov and Honda Assomotor Christian Ravaglia initially but the Bulgarian fell out of contention, eventually coming home in fifth.
Adrien Chareyre threw away a golden opportunity when he fell on Lap 2 whilst in fourth, and a problem with the bike left the Aprilia rider reflecting on what could have been.
With Hermunen riding easily upfront all eyes were in Thomas Chareyre as be battled back to second with three laps to go.
Lazzarini came third with hard charging Czech rider Husqvarna 833 Racing Team Pavel Kejmar placing fourth after starting eighth.
S1 Race 2 top ten:1. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) 19:57.366; 2. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM) 20:05.589; 3. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda) 20:09.951; 4. Kejmar Pavel (CZE-Husqvarna) 20:13.448;5. Karanyotov Angel (BUL-TM) 20:20.297; 6. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda) 20:35.173;7 Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki) 20:44.572; 8. Georgiev Alexander (BUL-KTM) 20:21.664; 9 Traisturu Sorin (ROM-KTM) 19:59.905; Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia) 20:10.279
S1 Overall top ten:1. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM) 47 points; 2. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) 43 p.; 3. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda) 40 p.; 4. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia) 33 p.;5. Karanyotov Angel (BUL-TM) 32 p.; 6. Kejmar Pavel (CZE-Husqvarna) 31 p.; 7. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda) 30 p.; 8. Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki) 28 p; 9. Georgiev Alexander (BUL-KTM) 25 p; 10.Traistaru Sorin (ROM-KTM) 23 p.
S1 Championship Top Ten:1. Chareyre Thomas (FRA-TM) 97 points; 2. Hermunen Mauno (FIN-TM) 83 p.; 3. Chareyre Adrien (FRA-Aprilia) 77 p; 4. Lazzarini Ivan (ITA-Honda) 76 p.;5. Kejmar Pavel (CZE-Husqvarna) 58 p.; 6. Ravaglia Christian (ITA-Honda) 58 p.; 7. Karanyotov Angel (BUL-TM) 52 p.; 8.Occhini Andrea (ITA-Suzuki) 45 p.; 9.Travnicek Tomas (CZE-Yamaha) 31 p; 10. Bidart Sylvain (FRA-Honda) 29 p.
S1 Manufacturers:1. TM 100 points; 2. Aprilia 77 p.; 3. Honda 76 p.; 4. Husqvarna 59 p.; 5. Yamaha 51 p.; 6. Suzuki 45 p.; 7.KTM 25 p.
Honda Gazza IFG Racing Yuri Guardalà made the most of his pole position and stormed into an early lead as Honda Assomotor Fabrizio Bartolini and TM Racing Devon Vermeulen gave chase.
Guardalà maintained his lead for four laps, but it was Vermeulen who took the lead on Lap 5 as he moved past Bartolini and Guardalà on what was a pretty impressive lap, maintaining his advantage to the checkered flag.
Behind him Yuri and Fabrizio battled for 2nd position but it was Guardala who held on to secure an excellent second position ahead of Bartolini.
The battle for fourth was intense between KTM MTR Toni Klem and TM SBD Union Bike Giovanni Bussei with both riders trading places several times during the race. But it was Klem who held on to fourth as Bussei settled for fifth.
Sixth belonged to TM Tunningmotorsport Milan Sitniansky.
Aprilia Fast Wheels Asseri Kingelin could only manage ninth after picking up a hand injury prior to this round.
SM2 Race 1 top ten:1. Vermeulen Devon (NED-TM) 20:03.276; 2. Guardalà Yuri (ITA-Honda) 20:09.788; 3. Bartolini Fabrizio (ITA-Honda) 20:16.136; 4. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM) 20:18.283; 5. Bussei Giovanni (ITA-TM) 20:18.720; 6. Sitniansky Milan (CZE-TM) 20:30.465; 7. Marie Luce Alexis (FRA-Honda) 20:44.748; 8.Jaros Zdenek (CZE-KTM) 20:49.092; 9.Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Aprilia) 20:54.992; 10. Buschberger Andreas (AUT-KTM) 20:58.133
SM2 Race 2
Another holeshot from Yuri Guardalà shot the Italian to front of SM2 Race 2 but before the end of the first lap Fabrizio Bartolini forced his way into the lead as Devon Vermeulen applied the pressure in third.
The Dutchman Vermeulen took three laps to work his way to the front passing Guardala on Lap one before finding a way past Bartolini.
Just as it looked like we would be in for another great battle, Bartolini made a small mistake allowing Guardalà to move into second on Lap four.
Two laps later and Bartolini made another mistake and fell back to fifth, which is where he would eventually finish.
Vermeulen would eventually win by more than six seconds from Guardala as Toni Klem, Asseri Kingelin. And Fabrizio Bartolini rounded out the top five.
SM2 Race 2 top ten:1. Vermeulen Devon (NED-TM) 20:05.053; 2. Guardalà Yuri (ITA-Honda) 20:11.382;3. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM) 20:15.993; 4. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Aprilia) 20:17.635; 5. Bartolini Fabrizio (ITA-Honda) 20:36.226; 6.Marie Luce Alexis 20:37.430;7. Sitniansky Milan (CZE-TM) 20:37.575; 8. Bussei Giovanni (ITA-TM) 20:54.949; 9.Lapini Lorenzo (ITA-Honda) 21:01.107; 10.Tashev Yanko (BUL-Honda) 21:08.831
SM2 Overall top ten:1. Vermeulen Devon (NED-TM) 50 points; 2. Guardalà Yuri (ITA-Honda) 44 p.; 3. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM) 38 p; 4. Bartolini Fabrizio (ITA-Honda) 36 p;5. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Aprilia) 30 p; 6.Marie-Luce Alexis (FRA-Honda) 29 p; 7. Sitniansky Milan (CZE-TM) 29 p.; 8. Bussei Giovanni (ITA-TM) 29 p.; 9.Jaros Zdenek (CZE-KTM) 23 p; 10.Lapini Lorenzo (ITA-Honda) 22p.
SM2 Championship Top Ten:1. Vermeulen Devon (NED-TM) 100 points; 2. Bartolini Fabrizio (ITA-Honda) 80 p; 3. Klem Toni (FIN-KTM) 74 p; 4. Guardalà Yuri (ITA-Honda) 73 p.; 5. Kingelin Asseri (FIN-Aprilia) 70 p; 6. Sitniansky Milan (CZE-TM) 61 p.; 7. Bussei Giovanni (ITA-TM) 58 p.; 8. Buschberger Andreas (AUT-KTM) 43 p; 9.Lapini Lorenzo (ITA-Honda) 42 p; 10. Tashov Yanko (BUL-Honda) 31 p
SM2 Manufacturers:1. TM 100 points; 2. Honda 88 p.; 3. KTM 74 p.; 4. Aprilia 70 p.; 5. Yamaha 17 p.; 6 Husqvarna 15 p.; 7. Suzuki 0
It was also SM3 with the overall winner being Pak Asrin Rodi from Turkey and in SM85 the overall was win by Halmi Hakan from Bulgaria.
Complete results availableHERE
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Circuit length: 1345 mt (1040 mt Asphalt, 305 mt Off-Road)
Weather conditions: Cloudy until the start of Race2 SM2 then Sunny
Crowd attendance: 7000
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In the photo: S1 podium