Van den Bosch and Gozzini win hot Sardinian thriller
Van den Bosch and Gozzini win hot Sardinian thriller
The Sardinian Grand Prix at Olbia was close to be a wet one after some mid morning rain but a bright sun turned out before the heats.
The World Championship series saw Thierry Van Den Bosch (S1) and Davide Gozzini (S2) come back to victory after a tough stop in Spain, where both lost the red plate. Ivan Lazzarini and red plate holder Bernd Hiemer completed the S1 podium with S2 leader Adrien Chareyre and Massimo Beltrami rounding off the S2 podium.
In the UEM series Olivier Scheen won his second consecutive S3 round while Baptiste Rheims took his maiden Open class overall win.
DRC SuperMoto Aprilia Factory team mates Thierry Van Den Bosch and Ivan Lazzarini starred a real thriller, winning one moto each and taking the top two spots of the podium after two exciting wrestles. VDB won the overall from Lazzarini as red plate holder Bernd Hiemer rounded off the rostrum after a difficult weekend. KTM Robinsons’ Matthew Winstanley and TM Factory Racing’s Boris Chambon rounded off the top five.
Top five overall: 1. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 47 points; 2. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Aprilia), 47 p.; 3. Bernd Hiemer (GER, KTM), 40 p.; 4. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, KTM), 32 p.; 5. Boris Chambon (FRA, TM), 29 p.
S1 RACE 1
Lazzarini won his first S1 GP heat at home in Italy after 18 thrilling laps, with runner up Van Den Bosch being extremely close for the entire moto. As the leading duo ran away from the rest of the field, a quick Chareyre tried to close the gap after having moved up to third. Though the Frenchman crashed and so did Seel later on, while the Belgian was on route to his first season’s top three finish. The fight for third remained in between Hiemer and Chambon, with the German leading the Frenchman and Winstanley rounding off the top five.
Top five: 1. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Aprilia), 19:50.119; ; 2. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:01.886; 3. Bernd Hiemer (GER, KTM), +0:19.804; 4. Boris Chambon (FRA, TM), +0:20.269; 5. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, KTM), +0:24.545
S1 RACE 2
After Lazzarini dominated moto one, VDB took the holeshot and led all laps of the final heat, wrapping up the overall result from Lazzarini and Hiemer who tried to snatch the victory. Towards the end of the heat Lazzarini was the only one at VDB’s tail as he tried several overtaking moves until the chequered flag which he crossed in second. Hiemer brought the bike home in third from a distant Chareyre and Winstanley.
Top five: 1. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 19:44.831; ; 2. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Aprilia), +0:00.592; 3. Bernd Hiemer (GER, KTM), +0:12.895; 4. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:24.136; 5. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, KTM), +0:28.973
TM Factory Racing’s Davide Gozzini definitely put the Spanish disappointment far behind his shoulder, as the Italian took both motos and cut six points off the gap between himself and Husqvarna CH Racing’s Adrien Chareyre. The latter took second in both heats and was second overall from DRC SuperMoto Aprilia Factory’s Massimo Beltrami, whose last podium appearance dated back at Pleven 2007. Husqvarna CH Racing’s Gerald Delepine and PMR H2O Aprilia Off Road’s Luca Minutilli were fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Attilio Pignotti.
Chareyre led the group into turn one with Gozzini following from very close. The duo run away from the rest of the field and battled tooth and nail for the top spot; Gozzini moved past and won courtesy of an incredible manoeuvre with Chareyre ending second. Beltrami lost the third spot as he crashed and handed it to Mariani, who had a technical problem and did not finish heat one. Minutilli was an eventual third as Delepine let him go by because of a technical problem. The Belgian was fourth ahead of Beltrami and Pignotti.
Gozzini dominated from the start to the flag and tasted success again while Chareyre had to work his way up after a couple of unexpected mistakes. Beltrami was a solid third as he was the one to work the most to defend the overall result. Beltrami had Delepine and Mariani chasing after him for the third spot, with the Belgian representing the biggest danger as Mariani dnf’d in heat one. Beltrami was an eventual third from Delepine and Mariani, with Pignotti and Minutilli taking sixth and seventh.
After winning the final heat, Olivier Scheen took his second consecutive win after his maiden success from Spain but the Belgian is still second in the Championship. Series leader Oliver Pope took a close third today, just one point behind the leading duo which was completed by Kevin Wuerterle. The German took the second podium spot –level in points with Scheen- at his first outing in the Championship and even won the opening heat. Alessandro Asnicar and Janina Wuerterle rounded off the top five.
Top five overall: 1. Olivier Scheen (BEL, Suzuki), 45 points; 2. Kevin Wuerterle (GER, KTM), 45 p.; 3. Oliver Pope (GBR, KTM), 44 p.; 4. Alessandro Asnicar (ITA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 5. Janina Wuerterle (GER, KTM), 32 p.
Aprilia fellow riders Baptiste Rheims and Alex Tognaccini dominated the fourth round of the series with 2007 S3 European Champion Rheims wrapping up the overall courtesy of his second moto win. The Frenchman was second behind Tognaccini in heat one, with the latter finishing second in the final heat and currently being a close second in the Championship. Luca D’Addato rounded off a positive weekend by taking third overall ahead of series leader Heino Meusburger. Edgardo Borella completed the top five.
Top five overall: 1. Baptiste Rheims (FRA, Aprilia), 47 points; 2. Alessandro Tognaccini (ITA, Aprilia), 47 p.; 3. Luca D'Addato (ITA, Honda), 38 p.; 4. Heino Meusburger (AUT, Yamaha), 34 p.; 5. Edgardo Borella (ITA, KTM), 33 p.
The series will take some time off for vacation and will be back for the final part of the season starting in Greinbach, Austria, on August 24.
THE EVENT’S SCHEDULE
The Grand Prix was broadcast live on:
EUROSPORT 2 (Pan Europe): S1 Race 2 at 19:00 CET
SPORTITALIA (Italy): S2 Race 2 at 18:00, S1 Race 2 at 19:00 CET
ART (Pan Middle East) : S1 Race 2 at 19:00 CET
Sport TV (Slovenia) : S2 Race 2 at 18:00, S1 Race 2 at 19:00 CET
Trans 7 (Indonesia) : S2 Race 2 at 18:00, S1 Race 2 at 19:00 CET
Mediazone (Worldwide) : S2 Race 2 at 18:00, S1 Race 2 at 19:00 CET
The Grand Prix will be broadcast delayed on:
EUROSPORT WORLD (Pan Asia): Sunday July 13, S1 Race 2 at 22:30; Tuesday July 15, S1 Race 2 at 9:30 and at 19:00 GMT
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2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 25 22 47
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 16 20 36
4 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 18 18 36
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1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 19:41,092 63,70 19 Laps 25
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 19:42,477 63,63 1,385 22
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 19:42,697 63,62 1,605 20
4 30 LAZZARINI Ivan ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 19:50,693 63,19 9,601 18
1 69 GOZZINI Davide ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team TM 22 25 47
2 141 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 25 22 47
3 2 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 20 18 38
4 10 MINUTILLI Luca ITA FMI Team P.M.R. H2O Aprilia OFF ROAD APRILIA 16 20 36
5 121 BELTRAMI Massimo ITA FMI D.R.C. Supermoto Aprilia Factory APRILIA 1 weiter >>
1 69 GOZZINI Davide ITA FMI TM Racing Factory Team TM 19:52,709 63,08 19 Laps 25
2 141 CHAREYRE Adrien FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 19:53,093 63,06 0,384 22
3 10 MINUTILLI Luca ITA FMI Team P.M.R. H2O Aprilia OFF ROAD APRILIA 19:58,220 62,79 5,511 20
4 2 PIGNOTTI A. ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 20:05,584 62,41 12,875 18
5 88 M weiter >>
1 19 RISPOLI Graziano ITA FMI Suzuki Valenti SUZUKI 22 25 47
2 6 MEUSBURGER Heino AUT OEAMTC Team Keller Motos YAMAHA 18 22 40
3 66 BOLSEK Viktor CRO HMS HONDA 25 12 37
4 5 DALL'ERA Alberto ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 15 20 35
5 58 BORELLA Edgardo ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 14 15 29
6 4 TOGNACCINI A. ITA FMI V2 Racing APRILIA weiter >>
1 19 RISPOLI Graziano ITA FMI Suzuki Valenti SUZUKI 18:22,022 61,09 17 Laps 25
2 6 MEUSBURGER Heino AUT OEAMTC Team Keller Motos YAMAHA 18:30,213 60,64 8,191 22
3 5 DALL'ERA Alberto ITA FMI KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 18:33,712 60,45 11,690 20
4 4 TOGNACCINI A. ITA FMI V2 Racing APRILIA 18:41,413 60,03 19,391 18
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3 9 WINSTANLEY Matthew GBR ACU Robinsons KTM UK KTM 20:00,611 62,67 5,766 20
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1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 53,618 13 21 0,000 80,57
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 53,885 14 20 0,267 0,267 80,17
3 112 CHAREYRE Thomas FRA FFM Team Husqvarna - CH Racing HUSQVARNA 54,125 21 24 0,507 0,240 79,82
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1 101 VAN DEN BOSCH T. FRA FFM Team Aprilia Off Road APRILIA 58,590 23 23 0,000 73,73
2 12 HIEMER Bernd GER DMSB KTM Italia Team Miglio KTM 59,005 23 23 0,415 0,415 73,21
3 82 TESTU Maxime FRA FFM KL Kawasaki Supermoto Team by Nastedo KAWASAKI 59,225 14 14 0,635 0,220 72,94
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FIM SuperMoto World Championship 2008
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FIM SuperMoto World Championship 2008
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DATE GRAND PRIX VENUE UEM S3 & OPEN
13 April EUROPE (I) Torino Yes
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22 June CATALUNYA Alcarràs, Lleida Yes
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