Castelletto di Branduzzo, Pavia (Italy) 15 September 2016 – No rest for the FIM SuperMoto World Championship and the S2 European Championship that after last successful week-end in Austria are traveling to Italy at the completely asphalt track Motodromo Castelletto di Branduzzo that hosted the event many times in the past and where both Champions will be crowned.
The French World Champion TM Racing Thomas Chareyre arrives in Italy with 238 comfortable points, this season he won at now four Grand Prix on six so obviously he’ll focus to bring home his fifth SuperMoto World Title.
TM Degasoline Marc Reiner Schmidt has only 20 points less than Chareyre and he’ll battle with all forces to try to take his first World Title after winning the European last season.
The Austrian HUSQVARNA Hollbacher Racing Lukas Hollbacher is third in the overall standings but KTM MTR Pavel Kejmar has only 4 points less and the battle for the third position in the championship will be a close one.
Rounding up the fifth position is Spanish SUZUKI Grau rider David Gimenez who has in his first year in S1GP a good and constant season.
His teammates Jose Luis Hernandez and Marius Lita, SUZUKI Arici Sorin Traistaru, the Italian rider Gabriele Gianola - supported by his home public - and KTM MTR Lionel Deridder who was forced to stop his season due to an injury complete the current top ten of the Overall Standings.
Local riders who will attend the Lombardia Grand Prix will be Honda BRT Edgardo Borella, Yamaha Extreme Team Matteo Traversa, TM Degasoline Riccardo Lodigiani and TM Nico Grazioli.
In S2 European Supermoto Championship the Czech SUZUKI rider Peter Vorlicek is leading the standings with 217 points after collecting victories in three rounds. He already won the SuperMoto European Title in 2012 and he is the favorite to repeat this the upcoming week-end.
Second in the Championship and only 16 points behind Vorlicek, his fellow countryman HONDA rider Milan Sitnianksy; after winning his first round in Poland he’ll try to obtain his first European Title on Sunday.
Third is TM SBD rider Giovanni Bussei who had his best season and comes back at home victorious after getting his first step of podium last week-end in Austria.
TM Factory Racing Joan Llados and KTM MTR Romain Kaivers are respectively in fourth and fifth position with the same points.
Sixth in the SM European Standings is YAMAHA Inside Motorsport rider Kevin Fagre followed in seventh by TM Racing rider Diego Monticelli who had an unlucky season so far but a good performance last week-end in Melk; his countrymen HONDA Gazza Racing rider Luca Ciaglia, Lorenzo Promutico who is retired for this year and YAMAHA Oltregara Alessandro Asnicar are completing the Top Ten.
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
In the photo: S1GP start at Melk