CESKA LIPA (Czech Republic) 22 June, 2013 – High temperatures today in the technical track of Sosnovà that hosted day one of the third Round of the season where Thomas Chareyre in S1 and Malachi Mitchell-Thomas in ES2 dominated their respective time practice session.
Second pole of the season for TM Racing Factory Team Thomas Chareyre; the SM World Champion aboard his official TM, started in a great position during the qualifying session, but the good opportunity only came towards the final laps, with a time of 1’08.162 when, after having faced several difficulties in finding the good setting at the end of the off road part, he overtook his rivals and he kept the first position until the time ended.
Second place in the row tomorrow for TM Shr Mauno Hermunen who, after having tried more than once to do that, he could not keep the best time but tomorrow he will try to improve his a already remarkable lead, after having won four heats on four until now.
Third best time for HM L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini, who has always reached the second step of the podium during the past Czech GP; “ the peculiarity of this track is the off-road part, longer than what we are used to but not so difficult. I like the circuit and my goal is to reach my first season podium tomorrow”.
Will close the first row APRILIA Fasth Wheels Adrien Chareyre, who says: “the first qualifications with the sun, finally! I like the track and I will do my best to improve my position tomorrow”.
Tomorrow, the second row will be opened by TM Shr Petr Vorlicek who, even if he lives not so far from the track, is at his first try in this circuit this year, because last winter he broke his leg and he had to stop for a while; now he wants to have a good race in front of his friends and he is happy with the fact that, after many years, a GP is being held in Czech Republic.
HONDA HM Racing Christian Ravaglia finished sixth, happy with having reached his today goal and he will try to confirm his 2005 good position.
Good position also for TM Racing Factory Team Thierry Van Den Bosch, who had to take familiarity with his new TM and with the new Dunlop tyres, left in 2009 and with which he finds himself comfortable; following, we find his fellow countryman HONDA Luc1 Owatrol Sylvan Bydart, who made a lot of mistakes today, and another French YAMAHA Team Blot Grelier Aurelien, satisfied with his day; the top ten was closed by HONDA Tds Uros Nastran.
TM Hardbike Racing Tomas Travnicek, who wanted to obtain a better position in front of his fans, is pretty unsatisfied with himself, having to start from the third line tomorrow.
S1 Qualifying Top Ten:1.Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 1:08.162; 2. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) +0:00.122; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0:00.351; 4. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) +0:00.575; 5. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) +0:00.855; 6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA-Honda) +0:01.029; 7. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA-TM) +0:01.063; 8. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0:01.066; 9. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) +0:01.144; 10. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) +0:01.352.
TM Shr Mitchell-Thomas Malachi obtained the best time, leaving his rivals far behind for three very fast rounds at least, a thing which allowed him to reach the pole position for the second time in a row this year. The British has been faster with the time of 1’10.097, followed by the Italian HONDA Freccia Team Diego Monticelli, with a time of 1’10.481, who will start at his side at in the starting grid tomorrow, together with the other Italian YAMAHA Extream Team Edgardo Borella and with the Finnish KTM Mtr Toni Klem, who did not feel very comfortable with the asphalt of this circuit.
First of the second row is SUZUKI Lux Performance Frederic Guerin, who does not feel very well, after having crash during the training and having broken two fingers of his hand together with some teeth; in fact, he took his bike only today and he wants to ride safe and gain points during this race.
The Dutch leader KTM Mtr Devon Vermeulen seemed to be less sharp on this track, after having obtained two victories and two second positions during the previous races.
Seventh best time for the TM Tunning Sport Milan Sitniaksky, followed by the Finnish Asseri Kingelin and by the fellow countryman TM Shr Sami Salstola who, even appreciating the off road part, tomorrow will have to do his best if he wants to reach the podium. HONDA L30 Racing Lorenzo Lapini closed the top ten; after having broken his foot in Latina during the Italian Supermoto Championship, he has not recover well yet.
ES2 Qualifying Top Ten:1. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 1:10.097; 2. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0:00.384; 3. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) +0:00.557; 4. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) +0:00.560; 5. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) +0:00.648; 6. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) +0:00.706; 7. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) +0:00.840; 8. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) +0:00.892; 9. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0:00.920; 10. Lorenzo Lapini (ITA-Honda) +0:01.688.
Complete results available HERE
SMGP CZECH REPUBLIC-QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1510 mt (mt 1160 Asphalt 350 mt Off-Road)
Weather conditions: Sunny
Sunday: ES2 Warm Up 10.00; S1GP Warm Up 10.30; ES2 Race1 12.00; S1GP Race 1 14.00; ES2 Race2 15.20; ES2 Prize-giving Ceremony;S1GP Race2 16.20; S1GP Prize-giving Ceremony