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Hermunen and Mitchell-Thomas unbeaten in Czech Republic

Photo: Youthstream

Photo: Youthstream

CISKA LIPA (Czech Republic), 23 June 2013 – The third Grand Prix of the Supermoto Season took place today at Sosnovà Circuit where the sun welcomed the riders until the start of the first S1 race; then just some clouds arrived but, at the end, the sun came back, so the track conditions were perfect and the great crowd present saw Mauno Hermunen and Mitchell Thomas Malachi won both heats respectively in their classes.

S1

TM Shr Mauno Hermunen had a very good start and got the hole shot in both heats, in race one Thomas Chareyre overtook him but the French Champion managed to keep the leading only for a little time; the Finnish arrived stronger from behind, easily catching Thomas and rode with a great authority until the second chequered flag, winning another time both heats out off and the Czech Republic Grand Prix. This is the third victory in a row for Mauno and it is also the third time he wins two heats on two, so now, with his 150 comfortable points, he is the protagonist of this 2013 season and he feels the 2013 Supermoto World Title closer than ever.

TM Racing Factory Team Thomas Chareyre had a good start; in the first race, during the second lap, he reached Hermunen in the off road part and overtook him, able to maintain the lead for some laps but Mauno catched him and he had to settle down for a second place for the rest of all the race and also in race two where, when he tried to overtake the strong Finnish rider, one stone hurt his wrist and he finished on the second step on the podium.

First podium of the season for HM L30 Racing Ivan Lazzarini who feels very good on this Czech circuit, also because here is where he has always obtained a very good result. The Italian Champion in the first race did not have a very good start but, after some laps, he overtook Petr Vorlicek finishing fourth; in race two he had a consistent race, finishing third and got the third step on the rostrum.

The fourth overall position was for HONDA Luc1 Owatrol Sylvan Bydart, who admitted that after the not so good yesterday qualifying, it was difficult for him to have a good start today but he feels happy with his improvement from yesterday; in race one he overtook Thierry Van Den Bosch after five laps, finishing sixth and, in race two, he found a good rhythm, overtaking Petr Vorlicek and finishing fifth.

APRILIA Fast Wheels Adrien Chareyre had a consistent race, finishing third in the first heat, just after the strong Hermunen and after his brother; in the first laps he tried to do his best to close the gap between the two TM riders but, unfortunately, in race two he crashed alone, losing some positions.

Home rider TM Shr Petr Vorlicek was very satisfied to obtain his best results in front his Czech crowd, followed by HONDA HM Racing Christian Ravaglia and by the other Italian SUZUKI Brt Andrea Occhini; the other home rider TM Hardbike Racing Tomas Travnicek was happy to improve his position in his country soil; in fact he did his best but, in the second race, he felt tired and lost some positions, followed by the Slovenian HONDA Tds Uros Nastran, who closed the top ten.

S1 Race 1Top Ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 20’49.792; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) +0’00.817; 3. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) +0’10.518; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0’15.983; 5. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) +0’17.598; 6. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0’18.295; 7. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA-TM) +0’24.905; 8. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) +0’29.221; 9. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) +0’32.733; 10. Angel Karanyotov (BUL-Honda) +0’39.265.

S1 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 20’57.169; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) +0’01.059; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) +0’03.019; 4. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) +0’03.659; 5. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) +0’12.341; 6. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) +0’19.579; 7. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) +0’24.141; 8. Christian Ravaglia (ITA-Honda) +0’28.744; 9. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) +0’29.729; 10. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) +0’30.750.

S1 Overall Top Ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 50 points; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 44; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) 38; 4. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) 35; 5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) 33; 6. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) 32; 7. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) 27; 8. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA-TM) 23; 9. Uros Nastran (SLO-Honda) 21; 10. Angel Karanyotov (BUL-Honda) 21.

S1 Championship Top Ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN-TM) 150 points; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA-TM) 132; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Honda) 109; 4. Sylvain Bidart (FRA-Honda) 105; 5. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Aprilia) 96; 6. Petr Vorlicek (CZE-TM) 91; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA-Honda) 72; 8. Andrea Occhini (ITA-Suzuki) 70; 9. Tomas Travnicek (CZE-TM) 62; 10. Aurelien Grelier (FRA-Yamaha) 57.

S1 Manufacturers: 1. TM 150 points; 2. Honda 114; 3. Aprilia 96; 4. Suzuki 70; 5. Yamaha 65; 6. KTM 44.

ES2

This morning the European Championship Supermoto started with a crash from a HONDA Luc1 Owatrol by Vincenot Marchal; while Borella and Mitchell Thomas were busy in their battle, the red flag was given and the first race of the day was stopped from the second lap; apparently the French rider broke his leg, instead he felt good and did not hurt himself. So, ten minutes later, race one started another time and Edgardo Borella and Mitchell Thomas started to battle again.

Maiden podium for TM Shr Mitchell-Thomas Malachi, who took his revenge from Vairano and finally managed to finish his first Round without any crash. In the first heat, he battled all the time with Edgardo Borella and he overtook the Italian rider at the ninth lap, winning the race. In the second race, he dominated from the beginning until the end, winning the Czech Round and the Young Trophy too.

Second step on the podium for the Finnish HONDA Tds Asseri Kingelin who finished second in the first heat after having overtaken the Italian Edgardo Borella, and third in race two, with a good recovery.

The third overall position was for HONDA Freccia Team Diego Monticelli who finished fourth in race one and second in race two, with a very good performance; he admitted he liked this track even though it was difficult to overtake his rival, also due to a few points to do that.

YAMAHA Extream Team Edgardo Borella had a very good start in the first heat; he took the hole shot and kept the lead until the ninth lap, when he had some problem with his bike; in the second heat he had a very consistent race; he lost the podium but he improved his position that is currently the fourth in the overall standings.

KTM Mtr Devon Vermeulen this time closed only the top five, although he still keep the Red Plate.

Three races with three different winners so games are not yet up to reach the Supermoto European Title.

ES2 Race 1 Top Ten:1. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 21’30.111; 2. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) +0’01.214; 3. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) +0’09.036; 4. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0’09.197; 5. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) +0’17.588; 6. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) +0’21.337; 7. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0’21.439; 8. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) +0’38.282; 9. Fredrik Eriksson (SWE-Honda) +0’50.991; 10. Lorenzo Lapini (ITA-Honda) +0’54.898.

ES2 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 21’24.191; 2. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) +0’02.880; 3. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) +0’04.617; 4. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) +0’05.778; 5. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) +0’07.425; 6. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) +0’25.792; 7. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) +0’28.823; 8. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) +0’29.502; 9. Lorenzo Lapini (ITA-Honda) +0’48.363; 10. Jaimie van Sikkelerus (NED-KTM) +0’50.400.

ES2 Overall Top Ten: 1. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 50 points; 2. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) 42; 3. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) 40; 4. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) 38; 5. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 31; 6. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) 30; 7. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) 29; 8. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) 26; 9. Lorenzo Lapini (ITA-Honda) 23; 10. Fredrik Eriksson (SWE-Honda) 22.

ES2 Championship Top Ten:1. Devon Vermeulen (NED-KTM) 125 points; 2. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas (GBR-TM) 124; 3. Asseri Kingelin (FIN-Honda) 113; 4. Frederic Guerin (FRA-Suzuki) 112; 5. Edgardo Borella (ITA-Yamaha) 104; 6. Sami Salstola (FIN-TM) 98; 7. Diego Monticelli (ITA-Honda) 86; 8. Fredrik Eriksson (SWE-Honda) 64; 9. Toni Klem (FIN-KTM) 60; 10. Milan Sitniaksky (CZE-TM) 49.

ES2 Manufacturers:1. TM 133 points; 2. KTM 125; 3. Honda 115; 4. Suzuki 112; 5. Yamaha 104; 6. Aprilia 18.

NEXT SMGP
There is no break for the FIM Supermoto World Championship that will travel to Estonia next week-end for the first time ever to celebrate the fourth Grand Prix in the circuit of Kuressaare

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