11 Sep

Melk (Austria) 11 September 2016In warm and sunny conditions and many spectators around the track, TM Racing rider Thomas Chareyre took his fourth win of the season in S1GP extending his lead in the championship, while TM Racing Giovanni Bussei took the victory in S2.


When the lights dropped for the first race in S1GP, it was TM Racing Thomas Chareyre who took the hole shot before Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt and Austrian home rider Husqvarna H?llbacher Racing rider Lukas H?llbacher. The top five was completed by KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar and wildcard rider Andy Buschberger who was showing some impressive speed whole weekend. The four times World champion Chareyre showed he was feeling better again, after being sick all Saturday, and from lap one he was able to pull away from the rest of the field, giving the other riders no change to close in on him. Just behind Schmidt and H?llbacher was fighting for second position in the race. In the beginning it looked that Schmidt was pulling away from H?llbacher, but the Austrian bit by bit came closer again to Schmidt. Pavel Kejmar couldn’t follow the top three and already soon in the race he had to settle for fourth place although he tried everything he could. In fifth position it was still Austrian rider Andy Buschberger, but he also couldn’t follow the pace of the riders in front of him. Meanwhile in front Chareyre kept the speed high and raced the finish line leaving the competition behind as he has done more often the year. After 15 laps he crossed the finish line in first, adding valuable points to his championship total. On almost 4,5 seconds behind Chareyre, Schmidt and H?llbacher where still fighting for every meter, but the German TM rider didn’t make any mistakes towards the end of the race making it impossible for H?llbacher to pass him. With less than a second between them, Schmidt finished in second place, followed by H?llbacher in third. Further down the field Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez was having a battle with a group of Austrian wildcard riders, a battle which he managed to win. After a difficult start of the race he managed to finish in sixth position. In fourth position Kejmar finished his race on 17:828 seconds behind the race winner Chareyre. The top five was completed by Andy Buschberger making him the best wildcard rider of the first race in S1GP.

S1GP Race 1 Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 15 laps in 19:52.335; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) +04.435; 3. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) +05.093; 4. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) +22.921; 5. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) +34.607; 6. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) +46.885; 7. GATTINGER Robert (AUT, KTM) +55.083; 8. HITZENBERGER Bernhard (AUT, Yamaha) +59.730; 9. STEHRER Manuel (AUT, Husqvarna) +1:01.922; 10. MAURER Kevin (AUT, TM) +1 Lap

S1GP Race 2

The start of the last race of the day in Austria was the second race of the S1GP class. The hole shot was for Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt, but directly in the first few corners TM Racing rider Thomas Chareyre took over the lead from the German number two in the championship. Behind Chareyre and Schmidt, Husqvarna H?llbacher Racing rider Lukas H?llbacher, KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar and wildcard rider Andy Buschberger completed the top five. Buschberger made a mistake at the end of the first and dropped down the field giving Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez the chance to take over fifth place. In the lead Chareyre was accelerating and soon he managed to create a gap of almost four seconds. Schmidt tried hard to keep up with the leader but also had to worry about Hollbacher who was on his back all the time. Hollbacher again had to watch his back as KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar decided to not to let go this time as he had to do in the first race. A bit further down the field Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez had to settle already early in the race for fifth position followed by Buschberger and another Austrian wildcard rider Manuel Stehrer. Meanwhile in the lead Thomas Chareyre didn’t make any mistakes and finished in first position and taking the overall win in S1GP for the fourth time this season giving him a comfortable lead for the last race next week. On 3:99 seconds Schmidt finished in second, followed by Hollbacher who took third place, not only in the race but also in the overall results in Austria. Kejmar and Gimenez completed the top five in S1GP.

S1GP Race 2 Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 15 laps in 19:50.479; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) +03.999; 3. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) +04.418; 4. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) +13.456; 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) +40.473; 6. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) +40.951; 7. STEHRER Manuel (AUT, Husqvarna) +55.292; 8. HITZENBERGER Bernhard (AUT, Yamaha) +1:01.375; 9. GATTINGER Robert (AUT, KTM) +1:01.704; 10. MAURER Kevin (AUT, TM) +1 Lap

S1GP Overall Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) Pts. 50 (25+25); 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) Pts. 44 (22+22); 3. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts. 40 (20+20); 4. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) Pts. 36 (18+18); 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 31 (15+16); 6. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts. 31 (16+15); 7. STEHRER Manuel (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts. 26 (12+14); 8. HITZENBERGER Bernhard (AUT, Yamaha) Pts. 26 (13+13); 9. GATTINGER Robert (AUT, KTM) Pts. 26 (14+12); 10. MAURER Kevin (AUT, TM) Pts. 22 (11+11)

S1GP Championship Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) Pts. 238; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) Pts 218; 3. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts 198; 4. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) Pts 194; 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) Pts.155; 6. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) Pts 124; 7. LITA Marius (ROU, Suzuki) Pts 74; 8. TRAISTARU Sorin (ROU,Suzuki) Pts 74; 9. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) Pts 70; 10. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, Ktm) Pts 59.

S1GP Manufacturers: 1. TM 250 points; 2. Husqvarna 198 Pts; 3. KTM 194 pts; 4. Suzuki 158 pts; 5. Yamaha 80 pts; 6. Aprilia 55 pts; 7. Husaberg 49 pts.


Under a clear blue sky the first race on the day started in S2 class. When the warm up laps started, bad luck seems to hunt TM Racing rider Diego Monticelli again, as his TM wouldn’t start at the grid and he had to go to the waiting zone again. Luckily his mechanic was able to start the bike and as last Monticelli could start his warmup laps. At the start it was TMS Honda rider Milan Sitniansky who took the holeshot followed by SBD TM rider Giovanni Bussei, Monticelli and Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek. KTM MTR rider didn’t have a great start and lost some positions to wildcard rider Max Kofler and Gazza Racing rider Luca Ciaglia. In front the top four was very close to each other with only a few meters between de riders. In lap three Bussei was able to pass Sitnianksy in the fast right hand corner on the back of the circuit, leaving no gap for the other riders when they entered the off-road section. In the next few laps Bussei tried to create some distance, but Sitniansky, Monticelli and Vorlicek where not giving up and pushed every lap. Just behind the top four, Austrian wildcard rider Markus Larcher and Romain Kaivers closed the gap to the leading group. In lap seven TM Racing rider Diego Monticelli decided it was time to put up the speed and quickly passed Sitniansky, and one lap later Monticelli took over the lead from Bussei. Soon the Italian rider managed to pull away from his opponents. Behind Monticelli, a group of four riders with Bussei, Sitniansky, Vorlicek and Kaivers continued their battle for second place in the race. Bussei was under great pressure from the others but on the highspeed racetrack, Bussei showed his road racing skills and managed to stay in front of the others. A bit further down the field TM Racing rider Joan Llados was recovering from his bad start and managed the get back to sixth at the finish line. The battle for the lead was over with a few laps to go and without pressure from behind, Diego Monticelli won the first race of S2. Almost five seconds behind the race winner, Giovanni Bussei became second, before Czech riders Sitniansky and Vorlicek. KTM MTR rider Romain Kaivers completed the top five.

S2 Race 1 Top Ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 15 laps in 20:34.678; 2. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) +04.966; 3. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +05.297; 4. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +05.652; 5. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) +06.968; 6. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) +13.493; 7. KOFLER Maximilian (AUT, Husqvarna) +20.473; 8. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) +20.543; 9. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) +20.705; 10. POLACCO Marco (ITA, KTM) +48.677

S2 Race 2

The tension in the first race promised a lot for the second race off the day. At the start it was TM Racing rider Diego Monticelli who took the hole shot just before Union Bike TM rider Giovanni Bussei and TMS Honda Milan Sitniansky. Leader in the European championship Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek pushed his bike through the first corner in fourth position, before Spanish TM Racing rider Joan Llados. In the first laps, Bussei was pushing very hard for the lead and on lap three, he was able to pass Monticelli at the entrance of the first off-road section taking over first place in the race. After he was passed Monticelli kept on pushing and was on the tail of Bussei the whole time. Just behind the leading group of four riders, Austrian wildcard rider Markus Larcher and Llados closed in on the leaders and halfway the race they were at the back of the group which was now six riders. In lap eight Czech riders Sitniansky and Vorlicek passed Diego Monticelli and pushed him back the fourth position. The Italian TM Racing rider didn’t give up so easily and in lap 11 he first passed Vorlicek and one lap later he was able to pass Sitniansky as well placing him in second position again, only half a second behind leader Bussei. Behind the top four, TM Racing rider Joan Llados and Markus Larcher were trying to get on the podium but at the end they had to settle for fourth and fifth position, followed by Inside Motorsports rider Kevin Fagre who was having his own fight with wildcard rider Max Kofler. On the finish line the Swedish rider it was enough the take seventh place. In the lead Bussei didn’t make any mistakes and kept the speed high giving Monticelli no chance to pass him and taking first place in the second race and more important the overall win in the GP of Poland.

Behind Monticelli, Vorlicek managed to pass his fellow countryman Sitnianky and with this third place, he took the last place on the podium taking valuable points back to Czech Republic.

S2 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) 15 laps in 20:37.805; 2. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) +00.345; 3. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +01.732; 4. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +02.183; 5. LARCHER Markus (AUT, KTM) +03.975; 6. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) +04.238; 7. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) +10.978; 8. KOFLER Maximilian (AUT, Husqvarna) +11.251; 9. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) +25.249; 10. ASNICAR Alessandro (ITA, Yamaha) +26.119

S2 Overall Top Ten: 1. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) Pts. 47 (22+25); 2. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) Pts. 47 (25+22); 3. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) Pts. 38 (18+20); 4. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 38 (20+18); 5. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) Pts. 30 (15+15); 6. KOFLER Maximilian (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts. 27 (14+13); 7. LARCHER Markus (AUT, KTM) Pts. 26 (10+16); 8. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) Pts. 26 (12+14); 9. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) Pts. 26 (16+10); 10.CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) Pts. 25 (13+12)

S2 Championship Top Ten: 1. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) 217 Pts; 2. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 201; 3. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) Pts 178; 4. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) Pts 142; 5. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) Pts 142; 6. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) Pts 140; 7. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) Pts 136; 8. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) Pts.131; 9. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) Pts 115; 10. ASNICAR Alessandro (ITA, Yamaha) Pts 88.

S2 Manufacturers: 1. TM 233 points; 2. Suzuki 217 Pts; 3.Honda 210 Pts; 4. KTM 148 pts; 5. Yamaha 146 Pts; 6. Husqvarna 67 Pts; 7. Aprilia 30 Pts.

Complete results availableHERE.


Circuit length: 1900 mt (1676 mt Asphalt, 224 mt Off-Road)

Temperature: 29 °

Weather conditions: Sunny

Crowd attendance: 3.000

The best moments of the fifth 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 : No rest for the FIM Supermoto World Championship that will be back in Italy, Castelletto di Branduzzo, next 18th September week-end for the sixth and last Grand Prix.

In the photo: S1GP podium






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