Thomas Chareyre impresses in Greek GP’s qualifying

17.10.2009: THESSALONIKI (GREECE), 17 October 2009 - At the end of a hard fought qualifying session an incredibly quick Thomas Chareyre clocked the best time in the S1 class while Gozzini topped the S2 time sheets.

THESSALONIKI (GREECE), 17 October 2009 -

At the end of a hard fought qualifying session an incredibly quick Thomas Chareyre clocked the best time in the S1 class while Gozzini topped the S2 time sheets.

An impressive Hiemer took second fastest at his comeback GP as he retained the top spot for some time during the session. Lazzarini was third in the S1 ahead of series leader VDB.

Championship leader Adrien Chareyre settled for second fastest in S2 ahead of Husqvarna fellow riders Bartolini and Delepine.

Porfiri (Open) and Karanyotov (S3) won the qualifying heats of the European series.



Thomas Chareyre won a dogfight for the top spot in the S1 time sheets as the Husqvarna CH Racing man clocked an impressive laptime of 56.436 seconds. The Frenchman has won the previous two Grand Prix's and looks for his third consecutive overall win.

A surprising Hiemer of KTM Italia Miglio came back to racing this weekend after a March injury took him out of the opening four Grand Prix's. The defending S1 Champion, who won both the Title and the Grand Prix last year at Thessaloniki, was second quickest. The German has not scored even one single point this year but will try and make up for that tomorrow at his first competitive outing of 2009.

Lazzarini instead is third in the Championship, sandwiched in between Hermunen and Chareyre, and was third in today's time sheets as well. The HM Honda Racing man needs to score more than Chareyre tomorrow in order to retain his spot inside the top three.

Championship leader Van Den Bosch took fourth quickest ahead of Hermunen.

S1 Qualifying top ten
: 1. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), 0:56.436; 2. Bernd Hiemer (GER, KTM), +0:00.542; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:00.588; 4. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, TM), +0:00.613; 5. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:00.641; 6. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), +0:00.811; 7. Eddy Seel (BEL, Suzuki), +0:01.488; 8. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:01.888; 9. Alex Serafini (ITA, TM), +0:01.957; 10. Viktor Bolsec (CRO, Honda), +0:02.042;

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747 Motorsport TM Factory Racing's Gozzini worked his way up to the top of the S2 time sheets as he enters this final part of the 2009 season with a strong will of making up ground on series leader Adrien Chareyre. The duo battled tooth and nail last year in Thessaloniki with Chareyre beating the Italian for the Title.

In today's time sheets instead Chareyre was second to Gozzini, with the Husqvarna CH Racing rider being almost half a second behind. While Gozzini will chase his first win of 2009 tomorrow, Chareyre has won all the four previous GP and enjoys an healthy advantage of 27 points.

Husqvarna placed three of its bikes in today's top five, with Bartolini taking third and Delepine fourth. Gaspardone completed the top five.

S2 Qualifying top ten:
1. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), 0:56.697; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:00.476; 3. Fabrizio Bartolini (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:00.931; 4. Gérald Delepine (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:00.944; 5. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), +0:00.945; 6. Edgardo Borella (ITA, KTM), +0:01.013; 7. Alexander Georgiev (BUL, KTM), +0:01.123; 8. Andrea Occhini (ITA, TM), +0:01.365; 9. Nastran Uros (SLO, Husqvarna), +0:01.903; 10. Ales Hlad (BUL, Aprilia), +0:02.273;

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Round five of the UEM S3 and Open classes started off today with a qualifying race defining tomorrow's starting grid.

In the S3 class Karanyotov dominated to take first ahead of Janina Wuerterle. The Championship leader looks to build again on his lead and take a step closer to the title.

Exploiting a flat tyre of early leader Vorlicek, runner up in the Open series Porfiri won today's qualifying heat ahead of red plate holder Monticelli and Tonchev. Vorlicek dnf'd.

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