Melk (Austria) 17 September, 2015 - After the great Colombian races of the August week-end and the big summer break the FIM SuperMoto World Championship is travelling to Austria to celebrate the seventh and last Grand Prix of the season in Wachauring Melk circuit. Melk, 90 km far from Vienna, will be for the first time the venue of the Austria S1GP, the race track is smooth with two off-road parts, ready to host in the best way possible the most important appointment of the season where the Champion of the World Championship will be crowned.
TM Racing Factory Team Thomas Chareyre is still at the top of the standings with a comfortable advantage of 13 points ahead of Ivan Lazzarini. The French rider, who left Chachagui with an overall second place, will do his best to ride safe, not to make mistakes so to bring home his third Title.
Second in the Overall Standings HONDA L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini. The Italian rider had a fantastic season and he still have a possibility to win his first Title overtaking Chareyre.
Third place is for HUSQVARNA 833 Racing Team Pavel Kejmar, who left Colombia victorious, the strong Czech is fully motivated to finish on the podium again.
HUSQVARNA Lukas Hoellbacher is currently fourth in the Standings only 5 points behind Kejmar and his goal for this week-end is to earn his first podium and to battle for the third overall position on his country soil, supported by his homemade crowd.
Closing the top five TM X-MAX Mauno Hermunen, the Finnish had a great season winning in Jerez, Busca and Poznan, three Grand Prix out of four and he was leading the Championship when he injured the first lumbar vertebra during some training and he missed the last two GP. He is now recovering and he still not able to take part at the event.
In sixth position we have HONDA Assomotor Christian Ravaglia who had a consistent season, followed twenty one points by the Dutch Devon Vermeulen, who changed Team and bike for this week-end, he will be a HONDA Gazza rider, HONDA L30 HONDA Massimiliano Verderosa moved up two positions in the point standings of the Championship, followed by the former European Champion Asseri Kingelin who ended his relation with Gazza Team and will be absent, HONDA Freccia Teo Monticelli completes the top ten.
A lots of Austrian riders like Rudolf Bauer, Hannes Maier, Kevin Maurer and Andreas Rothbauer will also race on home turf this weekend.
The Austria Grand Prix is asuccess of enrollment, others wild card riders from Great Britain, Czech Republic and Colombia like Jay Smith, Lukas Duchacek and David Burbano will battle with the best riders of the World on Sunday.
Marc Reiner Schmidt won the European Title last Round in Villena, fantastic season for the German who won every heats and every Round in 2015. Unfortunately he injured his hand and he can’t participate this week-end.
HONDA Assomotor Fabrizio Bartolini is now second in S2 classification with 167 points and obviously his goal is to reach the podium.
Only five points behind him there is Honda Freccia Diego Monticelli who has great hopes for the Austrian Round, followed by TM Racing Tony Klem who is back after his knee injury.
Full rows for the last Round so a spectacular week-end is expected.
PROVISIONAL TIME TABLE:
Saturday: S2 Free Practice1 10.45; S1GP Free Practice1 11.25; S2 Free Practice2 13.30; S1GP Free Practice2 14.10; S2 Time Practice 15.30; S1GP Time Practice 16.10; S1GP SuperChrono 16.45
Sunday: S2 Warm Up 10.30; S1GP Warm Up 11.00; S2 Race1 12.30; S1GP Race 1 13.30; S2 Race2 15.30; S2 Prize-giving Ceremony;S1GP Race2 16.30; S1GP Prize-giving Ceremony