18 Sep

Castelletto di Branduzzo, Pavia (Italy) 18 September 2016 – In cloudy and changing weather conditions, spectators enjoyed the spectacular races with lot of action in both S1GP and S2.

In S1GP Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt took the overall victory, while TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre wins his fifth World title. In S2 it was TM Factory Racing rider Diego Monticelli who took the victory. Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek wins the S2 European championship in 2016.


When the lights dropped for the first time in S1GP it was Hollbacher Racing rider Lukas Hollbacher who took the hole shot into the first corner with alongside him TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre and Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt. Behind the top three KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar and Suzuki Grau racing rider David Gimenez completed the top five. The top three with Hoellbacher still leading was quickly getting away from the rest of the field leaving Kejmar and Gimenez on their own in fourth and fifth position. In the second lap Kejmar passed Gimenez and managed the stay in front of the Spanish rider, creating some more margin every lap. In the lead Hollbacher was still putting in some impressive laps, but he wasn’t able to move away from Schmidt and Chareyre. In lap four Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt was closing in on H?llbacher and was able to pass him at the back of the circuit. Right behind the battling two riders in front, Chareyre decided to wait for his chances and followed on a few meters from Schmidt and Hollbacher. Further down the field three Italian riders were having their own race lead by Degasoline TM rider Riccardo Lodigiani. He was followed by Nico Grazioli and J-Team Racing rider Gabriele Gianola who had to come from eight position. On lap nine disaster struck for Hollbacher Racing rider Lukas Hollbacher. An engine failure of his Husqvarna put a hole in his block and the Austrian was forced to retire, an oil leak from his bike caused also some problems for other riders behind him. On the same lap Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez crashed hard in one the corners and he was also forced to retire from the race. With H?llbacher gone the two leaders didn’t have any pressure from behind but Chareyre started to push towards Schmidt and closed the gap in two laps. In the penultimate lap Marc-Reiner Schmidt made a small error in the right hand corner after start/finish and crashed onto the tarmac giving Chareyre the chance to pass. Schmidt quickly recovered his bike, but he couldn’t close gap to Chareyre anymore on the last lap of the race. Further down the field the Italian battle was won by Nico Grazioli followed on one second by Gabriele Gianola making him fourth in the race and Gianola fifth.

The current leader of the World championship crossed the finish line in first follow on three seconds by Schmidt. KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar completed the top three in race one. With this win Chareyre extends his advance in the World championship with three points.

S1GP Race 1 Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 12 laps in 20:24.015; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) +03.009; 3. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) +44.220; 4. GRAZIOLI Nico (ITA, TM) +1:24.693; 5. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) +1:25.189; 6. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) +1:37.963; 7. LITA Marius (ROU, Suzuki) +1:39.310; 8. LODIGIANI Riccardo (ITA, TM) +1 Lap; 9. TRAISTARU Sorin (ROU, Husqvarna) +1 Lap; 10. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) +2 Laps

S1GP Race 2

The mechanics of Lukas Hollbacher worked very hard to get his spare bike ready for the second race but at the end of the warmup lap Hollbacher had to return to the pits with mechanical issues. A weekend what started so good turned into a big disappointment for the Austrian. Without Hollbacher the second race started and this time it was Degasoline TM rider Marc-Reiner Schmidt who took the hole shot in front of TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre and KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar. Behind the top three Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez steered his bike as fourth around the first tight corner, followed by wildcard riders Luca D’Addato, Riccardo Lodigniani and Nico Grazioli. After a few laps Schmidt and Chareyre had managed to get away from the rest of the field. Lap after lap Schmidt was setting very fast lap times with Chareyre behind him on only a few meters. Chareyre closed in on every corner, but Schmidt didn’t give the Frenchmen not one chance. A bit further down the field Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez was having his own fight with the Italian wildcard riders and because of his crash in the race he had to slow down a little bit giving, Lodigniani and D’Addato the chance to pass the Spanish rider. In front of this group and behind the two leaders, KTM MTR rider Pavel Kejmar was having a race on his own and finished the race in third position.

The battle for the lead continued to the very last lap as Chareyre was determined to win the last race of the season as well and get his fifth World title in style but Schmidt thought otherwise and pushed even harder the last few laps. In the last corner before the finish line Schmidt was looking behind were Chareyre was but the Frenchmen gave up the battle and was already celebrating his fifth FIM World title. Schmidt crossed the finish line in first and with this win in the second race he won his 2nd race in the 2016 World championship season. Behind Schmidt and Chareyre, Kejmar finished in third before the Italian wildcard rider Luca D’Addato and Degasoline guest rider Riccardo Lodigiani.

Suzuki Grau rider David Gimenez finished in sixth position at the end of the race.

With his overall second place in the GP of Lombardia, Thomas Chareyre secured his fifth World championship.

S1GP Race 2 Top Ten: 1. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 12 laps in 20:14.825; 2. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) +00.659; 3. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) +28.519; 4. D'ADDATO Luca (ITA, Yamaha) +31.165; 5. LODIGIANI Riccardo (ITA, TM) +33.252; 6. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) +1:05.189; 7. GRAZIOLI Nico (ITA, TM) +1:33.451; 8. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) +1:40.708; 9. LITA Marius (ROU, Suzuki) +1:47.203; 10. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) +1 Lap

S1GP Overall Top Ten: 1. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) Pts. 47 (22+25); 2. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) Pts. 47 (25+22); 3. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) Pts. 40 (20+20); 4. GRAZIOLI Nico (ITA, TM) Pts. 32 (18+14); 5. LODIGIANI Riccardo (ITA, TM) Pts. 29 (13+16); 6. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) Pts. 29 (16+13); 7. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 26 (11+15); 8. LITA Marius (ROU, Suzuki) Pts. 26 (14+12); 9. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 26 (15+11); 10. TRAISTARU Sorin (ROU, Husqvarna) Pts. 22 (12+10)

S1GP Championship Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 285 Pts; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) Pts. 265; 3. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, KTM) Pts 234; 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) Pts 217; 5. GIMENEZ David (ESP, Suzuki) Pts 181; 6. HERNANDEZ Jose Luis (ESP, Suzuki) Pts 150; 7. LITA Marius (ROU, Suzuki) Pts 108; 8. GIANOLA Gabriele (ITA, Yamaha) Pts 99; 9. TRAISTARU Sorin (ROU, Husqvarna) Pts 96; 10. DERIDDER Lionel (BEL, KTM) 59 Pts.

S1GP Manufacturers: 1. TM 300 points; 2. KTM 234 Pts; 3. Husqvarna 220 Pts; 4. Suzuki 188 Pts; 5. Yamaha 114 Pts; 6. Aprilia 55 Pts; 7. Husaberg 40 Pts.


Under cloudy but dry conditions the riders of the S2 class started the race day at the Motodromo of Castelletto di Branduzzo. When the lights dropped for the first race it was Championship leader Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek who took the hole shot into the first corner. Behind him it was Swiss wildcard rider Raul Tschupp followed by TM Factory Racing rider Diego Monticelli and his teammate Joan Llados. KTM MTR rider completed the top five at the end of the first lap. TMS Honda rider Milan Sitniansky had a not so good start and had to start the race from sixth position. An even more worse start had the fastest rider in the time practice SBD Union Bike rider Giovanni Bussei. His TM had some trouble with the first meters and Bussei was forced to start his way back from halfway the field. Vorlicek was putting in some good and fast laptimes but the competition knew he didn’t want to take any risks and kept following him. In lap five Monticelii decided it was time to move on and passed Tschupp and Vorlicek in one lap making him the new leader of the race. Bussei on his turn showed that his speed from Saturday was still and already after a few laps he was back in third position behind Vorlicek. Swiss wildcard rider Tschupp made some small mistakes and felt back to fourth position just behind Bussei and before TMS Hond rider Milan Sitniansky, who was having difficulties to find the right rhythm in the beginning of the race. Only one or two seconds behind the leading top five, KTM MTR rider Romain Kaivers and TM Factory Racing rider Joan Llados were closing in on the rest and a group of seven riders was formed. In the lead Monticelli was so fast that soon after he took the lead, the Italian managed to create a gap of seven seconds to the rest of the riders.

In lap nine Bussei took over second place from Vorlicek making him second. Swiss rider Tschupp recovered from his mistakes and didn’t give up and came back to third position and one lap later he also passed Bussei at the entrance of the off-road section. Bussei stalled his bike and wasn’t able to get it started until the whole field of riders passed him. Under a big applause of the Italian spectators he finished his race in sixteenth position. Mainwhile in the lead, Monticelli passed the finish in first position, seven seconds later followed by Tschupp and Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek. Because of the trouble of Bussei, Sitniansky finished in fourth while TM Factory Racing Joan Llados completed the top five.

S2 race 1 Top Ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 12 laps in 20:58.732; 2. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) +07.286; 3. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +07.557; 4. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +08.052; 5. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) +11.058; 6. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) +21.318; 7. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) +24.149; 8. VERTEMATI Michael (ITA, Vertemati) +24.409; 9. PARRA Zoe (ESP, Suzuki) +30.568; 10. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) +31.885

S2 Race 2

When the light dropped for the second race, Petr Vorlicek took the hole shot again but this time he was immediately passed in the second corner by SBD Union Bike rider Giovanni Bussei who wanted to set something straight after his bad luck in the first race. Diego Monticelli was in third, followed by Raul Tschupp, Milan Sitniansky and Romain Kaivers. TM Factory racing rider Monticelli also decided not to stay behind Vorlicek and passed him also on the first lap. Behind the top six, TM Factory racing rider Joan Llados and Gazza Racing rider Luca Ciaglia were fighting for seventh position in the race.

On lap six Vorlicek ran wide in one of the fast corners, giving the other rider the chance to pass him making him fall back to sixth position in the race. Vorlicek knew that this position was more than enough to secure the European title and decided not to take any risks and just followed the group of rider in front of him. In the lead Monticelli was all over the back of Bussei, pushing hard for the lead. With 3 laps to go Monticelli passed Bussei at the end of the long straight ,making Bussei brake hard to avoid a crash of the two riders. After he was passed Bussei tried to get back to Monticelli but Italian TM rider was too fast today in the races. Behind Monticelli and Bussei, Sitniansky took over third place from Tschupp who was also being chased by Kaivers but the young Belgium rider ran out of time and had settle for fifth position at the finish. Monticelli didn’t make any mistakes and crossed the finish line in first 1,8 seconds in front of Bussei. TMS Honda rider Milan Sitnianky completed the top three in race two. With his sixth place Czech Suzuki Grau rider Petr Vorlicek took the 2016 European championship title.

S2 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) 12 laps in 20:56.159; 2. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) +01.810; 3. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +02.180; 4. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) +03.170; 5. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) +03.620; 6. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +07.317; 7. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) +08.239; 8. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) +09.075; 9. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) +19.574; 10. CATRICE Florian (FRA, Honda) +23.824

S2 Overall Top Ten: 1. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) Pts. 50 (25+25); 2. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) Pts. 40 (22+18); 3. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 38 (18+20); 4. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) Pts. 35 (20+15); 5. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) Pts. 31 (15+16); 6. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) Pts. 30 (16+14); 7. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) Pts. 27 (5+22); 8. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) Pts. 27 (14+13); 9. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) Pts. 23 (11+12); 10. PARRA Zoe (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 22 (12+10)

S2 Championship Top Ten: 1. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) 252 Pts; 2. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 239; 3. BUSSEI Giovanni (ITA, TM) Pts 205; 4. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) Pts 186; 5. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, KTM) Pts 173; 6. LLADOS Joan (ESP, TM) Pts 172; 7. FAGRE Kevin (SWE, Yamaha) Pts 167; 8. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) Pts 154; 9. PROMUTICO Lorenzo (ITA, Honda) Pts 115; 10. ASNICAR Alessandro (ITA, Yamaha) Pts 104

S2 Manufacturers: 1. TM 283 points; 2. Suzuki 252 Pts; 3. Honda 248 Pts; 4. KTM 179 pts; 5. Yamaha 173 Pts; 6. Husqvarna 67 Pts; 7. Aprilia 30 Pts.; 8.Vertemati 20 Pts.

Complete results available HERE


Circuit length: 2.132 mt (1742 mt Asphalt, 390 mt Sky-Section)

Temperature: 24 °

Weather conditions: Changeable

Crowd attendance: 3.500

The best moments of the sixth 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

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