12 Jun

Busca (Italy) 12 June 2016 – In sunny warm conditions and in front of a big crowd the leader of the S1GP World Championship Thomas Chareyre won his third consecutive Grand Prix this season after some epic fights with his opponents, while Diego Monticelli took his first win of the season in the S2 European Championship.


When the lights dropped for the first race it was Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt who grabbed the holeshot in the first corner at Busca, followed by KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar, TM Factory rider Thomas Chareyre and Husqvarna rider Lukas Höllbacher. Thomas Chareyre managed to pass Pavel Kejmar in the second lap of the race leaving him in second position. The battle for the lead than started as the four riders where only a few meters from each other, trying to overtake on every piece of asphalt and every corner. In lap 4 Thomas Chareyre made an small mistake in the entry of the off-road section and crashed, leaving the door open for Pavel Kejmar and Lukas Höllbacher to pass the Frenchman. In fourth position he restarted the race and had the fight himself back to the leaders of the race. In front of the race Marc-Reiner Schmidt and Pavel Kejmar were having an epic battle, passing each other on each straight line of the track and every corner. Time after time Marc-Reiner Schmidt managed to fight himself back passed Pavel Kejmar. In lap 12 the Czech KTM rider made a move in a very tight corner and took over first place from Marc-Reiner Schmidt. In the meantime Thomas Chareyre closed the gap to Lukas Höllbacher and was able to pass him with four laps to go. Lukas Höllbacher couldn’t keep up the pace of the reigning World Champion and had to settle for fourth place. Further back in the field Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez rode his own race in fifth position, while Belgium KTM MTR rider Lionel Deridder was re-gaining from his bad start passing local riders Vladimiro Leone and Gabriele Gianola to finish in sixth. Meanwhile the battle for the lead was far from over as Thomas Charyere closed in on Marc-Reiner Schmidt and Pavel Kejmar. With two laps to go Marc-Reiner Schmidt overtook Pavel Kejmar at the back of the track, but the Czech rider wasn’t giving up and countered again. Marc-Reiner Schmidt closed the door in the last corner and crossed the finish line in first, only a few meters in front of Pavel Kejmar, Thomas Chareyre and Lukas Höllbacher.

S1GP Race 1 Top Ten: 1. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 15 laps in 19:55.521; 2. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) +00.251; 3. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) +00.385; 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) +01.931; 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) +47.564; 6. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) +01:08.968; 7. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) +1 Lap; 8. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) +1 Lap; 9. SPREAFICO Giacomo (ITA, TM) +1 Lap; 10. TRAISTARU Sorin (ROU, Husqvarna) +2 Laps

S1GP Race 2

After a short break the weather conditions in Busca started to be very warm and humid which made it even harder for the riders on the technical race track. As the riders were still talking about the battle in the first race, the big crowd next to the track was hoping for the same in the second race.

At the start it was TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre who was the fastest in the first corner followed by Pavel Kejmar, Marc-Reiner Schmidt and Lukas Höllbacher. This time the World Champion decided not to make any mistakes and already soon in the race he managed to create a gap of a few seconds between him and the others. Pavel Kejmar was the only rider who could follow Thomas Chareyre in the beginning but he had settle for second before Marc-Reiner Schmidt, the winner of the first race. As in Race 1, Austrian Husqvarna rider Lukas Höllbacher was in fourth place followed on 5 seconds by Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez. Behind David Gimenez, TM rider Vladimiro Leone and KTM MTR rider Lionel Deridder where having a battle for sixth position, a battle which was won by Lionel Deridder on the finish line. In front of the race it was Thomas Chareyre who won the second race followed on almost six seconds by Pavel Kejmar, Marc-Reiner Schmidt, Lukas Höllbacher and David Gimenez. With this win in the second race and the third place in race one Thomas Chareyre won his third consecutive race of the 2016 season. Marc-Reiner Schmidt took second place in the Grand Prix and Pavel Kejmar completed the podium in third place.

S1GP Race 2 Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 15 laps in 19:43.274; 2. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) +05.838; 3. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) +08.978; 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) +40.969; 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) +45.503; 6. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) +01:10.016; 7. LEONE Vladimiro (ITA, TM) +01:17.022; 8. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) +1 Lap; 9. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) +1 Lap; 10. SPREAFICO Giacomo (ITA, TM) +1 Lap

S1GP Overall Top Ten:
1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) Pts. 45 (20+25); 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) Pts. 45 (25+20); 3. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) Pts. 44 (22+22); 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts. 36 (18+18); 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 32 (16+16); 6. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) Pts. 30 (15+15); 7. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) Pts. 27 (14+13); 8. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 25 (13+12); 9. LEONE Vladimiro (ITA, TM) Pts. 24 (10+14); 10. SPREAFICO Giacomo (ITA, TM) Pts. 23 (12+11)

S1GP Championship Top Ten: 1.CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 145 pts; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 127 pts; 3. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) 120 pts; 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) 116 pts; 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) 92 pts; 6. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) 76 pts; 7. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) 59 pts; 8. KINGELIN Asseri 55 pts; 9.LITA Marius (ROU, Suzuki) 42 pts; 10. TRAISTARU Sorin (ROU, Husqvarna) 36 pts.

S1GP Manufacturers: 1.TM 150 pts; 2. KTM 120 pts; 3.Husqvarna 116 pts; 4.Suzuki 95 pts; 5.Aprilia 55 pts; 6.Yamaha 27 pts; 7. Husaberg 20 pts


In the S2 class the second man in the European championship Giovanni Bussei was absent in Busca, which gave Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek the chance to extend his lead in the championship. When the light dropped at the start of the first race it was Italian TM Factory Racing rider Diego Monticelli who took the holeshot for the first time this season followed by Gazza Racing rider Devon Vermeulen, Petr Vorlicek. These three riders managed to create a gap in the beginning of the race to Lorenzo Promutico who was riding in fourth place. Monticelli, Vermeulen and Vorlicek were fighting for every meter of asphalt leaving no room for mistakes for each of them. This battle continued till lap 12 of the race. Gazza Racing rider Devon Vermeulen was having problems with his rearbrake and had to slow down not to crash. This gave Petr Vorlicek the chance to pass the Dutchman. Petr Vorlicek than started his chase to Diego Monticelli but the Italian rider was too strong in the first race and made no mistakes after his big crash in Albaida. Lorenzo Promutico in the meantime was having a lonely race in fourth position with a gap of almost 12 second to the leaders of the race. Further down the field Spanish TM Factory rider Joan Llados, Gazza Racing rider Luca Ciaglia and KTM MTR rider Romain Kaivers where having a battle for fifth position. Meanwhile Czech rider Milan Sitniansky was recovering from his bad start and soon joined the other riders for the battle for fifth. With three laps to go Sitniansky managed to take over this fifth position from Romain Kaivers who earlier in the race took over that place from Joan Llados and Luca Ciaglia. Up in front Diego Monticelli kept his first place safe and crossed the finish line 00.401 second in front of Petr Vorlicek. Despite his technical problems Devon Vermeulen managed to keep third place in front of teammate Lorenzo Promutico.

S2 Race 1 top ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 15 laps in 20:13.243; 2. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +00.401; 3. VERMEULEN Devon (NED, Honda) +03.806; 4. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) +12.842; 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +16.379; 6. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) +17.918; 7. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) +23.746; 8. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) +26.343; 9. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) +29.249; 10. BARTOLINI Fabrizio (ITA, Yamaha) +31.476

S2 Race 2

The holeshot in race two was for Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek followed by Diego Monticelli, Lorenzo Promutico and Joan Llados. In the third lap of the race Diego Monticelli showed he was today the fastest rider of the track passing Petr Vorlicek not to seen back anymore. Petr Vorlicek tried everything he could but already soon in this race he had to settle for second position following Diego Monticelli on two second throughout the entire race. The battle for third was more interesting with Lorenzo Promutico, TM Factory rider Joan Llados and Fabrizio Bartolini. With only a gap less than one second between these three riders there was no room for mistakes for all three of them. Behind this group of riders Milan Sitniansky was riding in sixth position followed by Devon Vermeulen, Luca Ciaglia and Romain Kaivers. In lap 7 Devon Vermeulen had to retire from the race leaving Romain Kaivers in seventh place just before Luca Ciaglia. The Gazza Honda rider was able to pass Romain Kaivers in lap 10, a position he held until the finish line. In the lead Diego Monticelli had no problems and won the race in Busca, his debut in 2016. On 2.4 seconds Petr Vorlicek passed the finish line followed by Lorenzo Promutico, Joan Llados and Fabrizio Bartolini who riding his first in the championship this year. Because of his third place Lorenzo Promutico was also the last man on the podium of the S2 class.

S2 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 15 laps in 20:19.037; 2. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +02.407; 3. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) +04.354; 4. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) +04.669; 5. BARTOLINI Fabrizio (ITA, Yamaha) +05.284; 6. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +07.928; 7. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) +17.701; 8. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) +19.482; 9. STAMBECK John (SWE, Yamaha) +33.243; 10. SMITH Jay (GBR, Husqvarna) +35.278

S2 Overall Top Ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) Pts. 50 (25+25); 2. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) Pts. 44 (22+22); 3. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) Pts. 38 (18+20); 4. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) Pts. 32 (14+18); 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 31 (16+15); 6. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) Pts. 28 (15+13); 7. BARTOLINI Fabrizio (ITA, Yamaha) Pts. 27 (11+16); 8. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) Pts. 27 (13+14); 9. VERMEULEN Devon (NED, Honda) Pts. 23 (20+3); 10. STAMBECK John (SWE, Yamaha) Pts. 22 (10+12)

S2 Championship Top Ten: 1.VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) 141 Pts; 2. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 113 pts; 3. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) 95 pts; 4. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) 87 pts; 5.FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) 87 pts; 6.KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) 87 pts; 7.MONTICELLI Diego 85 pts; 8. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) 78 pts; 9.STAMBECK John (SWE, Yamaha) 76 pts; 10. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA. Honda) 72 pts.

S2 Manufacturers: 1.Suzuki 141 pts; 2.TM 139; 3.Honda 122; 4. Yamaha 93 pts; 5.KTM 87 pts; 6.Aprilia 30 pts; 7.Husqvarna 20 pts

Complete results availableHERE


Circuit length:1540 mt (1370 mt Asphalt, 170 mt Off-Road)

Temperature: 23°

Weather conditions: Cloudy

Crowd attendance: 3.800

The best moments of the third Grand Prix of the 2016 FIM Supermoto World Championship will be available across the board in high definition, and is also globally available to view on S1GP Channel on YouTube.

Click HEREfor the complete list of countries and cooperating broadcasting networks, viewing times can be viewed by clicking on the logo of your chosen broadcasting network.

Photos of the whole Grand Prix are availableHERE.

Next S1GP :The FIM Supermoto World Championship takes a month of rest and it will be back in Poland, Poznan, during the 17th July week-end for the fourth Grand Prix.

In the photo: S1GP podium






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