The tenth edition of the FIM SuperMoto of Nations needed to be a good one and it did not disappoint with the Championship coming down to the final moments of the final race. In the end it was France who got to lift the trophy from Italy and Czech Republic.
RACE 1 (Riders 1 + Riders 2)
Adrien Chareyre grabbed the holeshot ahead of Ivan Lazzarini, Milan Sitniansky, Rudi Bauer and Asseri Kingelin. Thomas Chareyre and Christian Ravaglia were tenth and fifteenth respectively.
By the end of lap one though Bauer and Kingelin were both past Sitniansky as Thomas Chareyre and Ravaglia crossed the line in 7th and 8th. Pavel Kejmar was down in 13rd for Czech Republic.
The following lap saw Kingelin pass Bauer for 3rd as Ravaglia eased by Thomas Chareyre to go 7th, the two riders putting on a charge to the front.
Five laps in they were 4th and 5th chasing down Kingelin of Finland as Kejmar progressed to 7th.
By the end of the race it was a win for France with Adrien Chareyre staying ahead of Italy’s Ivan Lazzarini. Kingelin held on for 3rd with Ravaglia 4th, Thomas Chareyre 5th and Kejmar 6th
RACE TOP TEN: 1. CHAREYRE Adrien (FRA, Aprilia) 19 laps in 20:36.773; 2. LAZZARINI Ivan (ITA, Honda) +03.107; 3. KINGELIN Asseri (FIN, Aprilia) +16.218; 4. RAVAGLIA Christian (ITA, Honda) +17.786; 5. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) +21.576; 6. KEJMAR Pavel (CZE, Husqvarna) +44.043; 7. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +45.612; 8. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) +50.628; 9. HAGLEITNER Manuel (AUT, KTM) +53.104; 10. CORNISH Lewis (GBR, TM) +56.457
TEAMS TOP TEN: 1. France Pts. 6; 2. Italy Pts. 6; 3. Czech Republic Pts. 13; 4. Finland Pts. 16; 5. Austria Pts. 23; 6. Germany Pts. 23; 7. Slovenia Pts. 33; 8. Great Britain Pts. 35; 9. Germany Jr Pts. 35; 10. Austria Jr Pts. 37
RACE 2 (Riders 2 + Riders 3)
Adrien Chareyre ought to think about having kids more often as another start to finish wins as France pick up another single point for Italy Andrea Occhini put in a solid performance as well, starting in second and staying there until the flag.
Ride if the race though was from an inspired Christian Ravaglia, the Italian starting mid-pack crossed the line 10th at the end of Lap one but with some great riding passed Lukas Hollbacher to take 3rd with three laps to go.
Sylvain Bidart was 4th for France with Toni Klem coming home 5th for Finland.
RACE TOP TEN: 1. CHAREYRE Adrien (FRA, Aprilia) 19 laps in 20:09.889; 2. OCCHINI Andrea (ITA, Honda) +08.290; 3. RAVAGLIA Christian (ITA, Honda) +14.396; 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) +15.361; 5. BIDART Sylvain (FRA, Honda) +24.578; 6. KLEM Toni (FIN, TM) +25.242; 7. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +25.742; 8. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +35.784; 9. HAGLEITNER Manuel (AUT, KTM) +38.309; 10. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) +39.321
TEAMS TOP TEN: 1. Italy Pts. 11; 2. France Pts. 12; 3. Czech Republic Pts. 28; 4. Finland Pts. 36; 5. Austria Pts. 36; 6. Germany Pts. 50; 7. Germany Jr Pts. 70; 8. Austria Jr Pts. 71; 9. Sweden Pts. 76; 10. Italy Jr Pts. 78
RACE 3 (Riders 1+Riders 3)
Thomas Chareyre, inspired by brother Adrien moments earlier races to a start to finish win in the final race of the day edging out Lukas Hollbacher and Ivan Lazzarini. The ride of the MOTO though belonged to Andrea Occhini who came from 13th to 4th to finish ahead of Sylvain Bidart of France, but it wasn’t enough to help Italy to the Francesco Zerbi trophy, losing out to France by a single point.
Czech Republic riders Petr Vorlicek and Pavel Kejmar battled hard and in the end were rewarded with third overall in what was an exciting SMoN once again.
For France it was the perfect end to the perfect season, winning ISDE, MXoN and now SMoN in the same year two years running.
RACE TOP TEN: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 19 laps in 19:58.145; 2. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, Husqvarna) +01.527; 3. LAZZARINI Ivan (ITA, Honda) +14.226; 4. OCCHINI Andrea (ITA, Honda) +14.529; 5. BIDART Sylvain (FRA, Honda) +16.109; 6. FARGRE Kevin (SWE, Husqvarna) +38.154; 7. VORLICEK Petr (CZE, Suzuki) +41.807; 8. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, Honda) +43.348; 9. PRESTEL Philipp (GER, KTM) +43.564; 10. GATTINGER Robert (AUT, KTM) +45.435
TEAMS TOP TEN: 1. France Pts. 13; 2. Italy Pts. 14; 3. Czech Republic Pts. 35; 4. Austria Pts. 38; 5. Germany Pts. 59; 6. Finland Pts. 66; 7. Austria Jr Pts. 72; 8. Sweden Pts. 77; 9. Germany Jr Pts. 81; 10. Slovenia Pts. 85
Circuit length: 1155 mt (1005 mt Asphalt, 150 mt Off-Road)
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Crowd attendance: 4.700