Albaida (Spain) 30 April 2016 – At the Circuito de la Vega the second Round of the S1GP and S2 Championship is held this weekend. Under the supervision of the very good organisation in Albaida, the big crowd enjoyed the practices in unexpected sunny conditions. In S1GP it was Czech rider Pavel Kejmar who set the pace in both free practices. In S2 it was current championship leader Petr Vorlicek who was fastest.
In the first free practice of the S1GP class it was KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar who set the fastest time in lap 8 creating a gap with Austrian rider Husqvarna Lukas Höllbacher and the S1GP 2015 World Champion TM Factory Thomas Chareyre of 00.312 seconds. Free practice number two it was again the same three riders who set the fastest laps on the track. Fastest rider was again Pavel Kejmar who was able to create a bigger advantage on his opponents Höllbacher and Chareyre then in the first practice. Especially in the spectacular off-road section the KTM-MTR rider was the best.
S1GP Free Practice 1 top ten: 1. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) 01:02.666; 2. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) 01:02.978; 3. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 01:03.097; 4. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) 01:03.739; 5. KINGELIN Asseri (FIN, Aprilia) 01:04.068; 6. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) 01:04.470; 7. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 01:04.738; 8. ESCALERA SANCHIS Israel (ESP, Suzuki) 01:04.893; 9. ROMERO Ivan (ESP, Suzuki) 01:05.114; 10. ORIOLA Pablo (ESP, Husqvarna) 01:05.649
S1GP Free Practice 2 top ten: 1. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) 01:02.606; 2. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) 01:03.134; 3. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 01:03.155; 4. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) 01:03.696; 5. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 01:03.748; 6. ESCALERA SANCHIS Israel (ESP, Suzuki) 01:04.648; 7. KINGELIN Asseri (FIN, Aprilia) 01:04.690; 8. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) 01:04.758; 9. BAILO Gerard (ESP, Suzuki) 01:05.404; 10. ORIOLA Pablo (ESP, Husqvarna) 01:07.014
After the races in Jerez it was no surprise that Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek was the fastest rider in the first free practice of the S2 class in Albaida. The Czech rider created an advantage of almost 0.5 seconds on second rider Yamaha Inside Motorsport Kevin Fagre. Third in the first free practice was TM Sbd Giovanni Bussei. In free practice two it was again Petr Vorlicek who the fastest pace, but the advantage on second rider Giovanni Bussei was smaller and promises a strong battle in the time practice. Third in the second free practice was TM Factory rider Joan Llados.
S2 Free Practice 1 top ten: 1. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) 01:03.500; 2. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) 01:03.975; 3. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) 01:04.094; 4. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) 01:04.680; 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 01:04.761; 6. STAMBECK John (SWE, Yamaha) 01:05.002; 7. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 01:05.212; 8. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) 01:05.630; 9. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) 01:05.828; 10. GUILLOIS Emerick (MTQ, Honda) 01:06.363
S2 Free Practice 2 top ten: 1. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) 01:03.907; 2. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) 01:04.115; 3. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) 01:04.775; 4. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 01:04.857; 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 01:05.115; 6. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) 01:05.153; 7. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) 01:05.184; 8. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) 01:05.426; 9. GUILLOIS Emerick (MTQ, Honda) 01:05.715; 10. STAMBECK John (SWE, Yamaha) 01:05.938
Just before the start of the time practice of the S2 and S1GP class the weather in Albaida was changing rapidly with heavy wind, thunderstorms, rain and hailstorms. As the track became very wet and hard to drive, the Race Direction decided to cancel the time practices and Superchrono in Saturday. The official time practices and Superchrono will be held on Sunday before the races.
Complete results availableHERE.
S1GP COMUNITAT VALENCIANA-QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1142 mt ( 802 mt Asphalt, 340 mt Off-Road)
Weather conditions: Changeable
The Grand Prix of Comunitat Valenciana will be broadcasted delayed, by clicking HEREyou will obtain the full tv list
Sunday: S2 Time Practice 9.00; S1GP Time Practice 9.40; S1GP SuperChrono 10.15; S2 Race1 11.15; S1GP Race 1 12.15; S2 Race2 13.30; S2 Prize-giving Ceremony;S1GP Race2 14.30; S1GP Prize-giving Ceremony
In the photo: Pavel Kejmar