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5/30/2011

Mauno Hermunen victorious at Pleven

The Dolna Metropolia Race track of Pleven hosted an eventful Grand Prix that attracted many SuperMoto enthusiasts from all over Bulgaria

Mauno Hermunen victorious at Pleven The spectacular tarmac track was the set of a perfect weekend for Mauno Hermunen, who set the fastest time in yesterday’s qualifying and also starred in today’s challenges. The Finnish winner of the Bulgarian GP shared the podium with Adrien Chareyre and Ivan Lazzarini as they were second and third respectively.

The second race of the UEM European Championship belonged to a highly motivated Teo Monticelli, who is the new Championship leader. Monticelli ended the day in front of Pavel Kejmar and Alessandro Tognaccini.

 

S1

Mauno Hermunen disputed the second Grand Prix of the season with a very clear aim. The Finnish member of the Factory Husqvarna Team wanted to repeat the fantastic result he achieved in Pleven last year and he made it.

Despite Race 1 saw Hermunen standing on the 4th spot of the front row, he took a hard fought 4th place finish after overcoming home rider Angel Karanyotov in the final lap. Hermunen’s quiet start was followed by two top results: the Finnish took the leadership in Race 2 right after the first laps moving at the head of the pack and opening a 1.326 gap over rival Adrien Chareyre and he did it again in the final one where he was 2.579 faster than the French rider of the Fast Wheels ASD Team. Hermunen is the new red plate holder and has a 7-point advantage over defending World Champion Thomas Chareyre.

The second step of the podium went to Adrien Chareyre, who had a great feeling with the Bulgarian track and clinched three brilliant 2nd positions after taking advantage from the front row start. The French Superider came home really satisfied as he jumped from the 7th place in the standings to the 4th one, and now it is easier for him taking a look at the top three.

The enthusiast crowd who attended the Grand Prix of Bulgaria also cheered the other protagonist of this action-packed day, Ivan Lazzarini. The HM Honda Racing Italian rider put his name on the Superpole and starred in the opening race as he was the first to take the chequered flag, while he grasped two 3rd places in the following ones. Lazzarini was satisfied at the end of the racing weekend as he confirmed his 3rd position in the Championship standings.   

The 2010 SuperMoto World Champion Thomas Chareyre was 4th overall at the end of a tough day. After classifying with a promising 3rd position in Race 1 he crashed in the next one after the red lights blinked off and finished in 11th, while he worked his way up in Race 3 and took a hard-earned 5th spot. The youngest of the Chareyre brothers was a bit disappointed by the day as he lost the leadership in the standings, where he dropped to the runner up spot.

Many other riders drew attention to themselves at the second event of the 2011 SuperMoto FIM World Championship: PMR H2O Thierry Van Den Bosch conquered a well deserved 5th position, chased by Italian Christian Ravaglia of the Suzuki Valenti Lux Performance and the TDS Faor Slovenian Uros Nastran, while SHR Racing Matthew Winstanley was 8th.

Furthermore home hero Angel Karanyotov of the Karanyotov Sport Team was ninth, right in front of the KTM 747 Motorsport French Alexis Marie Luce.

 

S1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 18:28.500; ; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), +0:00.147; 3. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:00.602; 4. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:02.645; 5. Angel Karanyotov (BUL, KTM), +0:04.457; 6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:14.467; 7. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:14.550; 8. Uros Nastran (SLO, Honda), +0:16.707; 9. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, Honda), +0:17.415; 10. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), +0:19.421.

S1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 19:53.056; ; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), +0:01.326; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:03.822; 4. Angel Karanyotov (BUL, KTM), +0:04.503; 5. Uros Nastran (SLO, Honda), +0:11.876; 6. Davide Gozzini (ITA, KTM), +0:15.430; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:17.577; 8. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:18.613; 9. Elia Sammartin (ITA, Suzuki), +0:19.586; 10. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, Honda), +0:20.122.

S1 Race 3 top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 19:47.138; ; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), +0:02.579; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:06.017; 4. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:06.790; 5. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:07.669; 6. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), +0:19.088; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:19.371; 8. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, Honda), +0:19.583; 9. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), +0:19.996; 10. Uros Nastran (SLO, Honda), +0:21.303;

S1 Overall top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 68 points; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 66 p.; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 65 p.; 4. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 46 p.; 5. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 45 p.; 6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), 43 p.; 7. Uros Nastran (SLO, Honda), 40 p.; 8. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, Honda), 36 p.; 9. Angel Karanyotov (BUL, KTM), 36 p.; 10. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), 31 p.

S1 Championship top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 128 points; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 121 p.; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 114 p.; 4. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 104 p.; 5. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 79 p.; 6. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), 77 p.; 7. Davide Gozzini (ITA, KTM), 72 p.; 8. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), 70 p.; 9. Uros Nastran (SLO, Honda), 59 p.; 10. Matthew Winstanley (GBR, Honda), 59 p.

S1 Manufacturers: 1. Husqvarna, 128 points; 2. TM, 121 p.; 3. Honda, 118 p.; 4. Aprilia, 112 p.; 5. KTM, 105 p.; 6. Suzuki, 77 p.; 7. Yamaha, 36 p.

Complete results available at: http://www.youthstream.org/reslists.aspx?ct=4&c=10

Photos available at: http://www.supermotos1.com/photos.php?id=6&idCat=1

UEM

The UEM SuperMoto European Championship was ruled by Italian Teo Monticelli, who won the first two challenges by overcoming Pavel Kejmar and KTM 747 Motorsport Alessandro Tognaccini in the first race and the Czech rival and Luca D’Addato in the second one. Kejmar won Race 3 followed by Monticelli and Tognaccini.

The solid performance of the Freccia Team member allowed him to prevail on team mate Massimiliano Porfiri in the Championship standings so now he is the new leader and has a 19-point advantage.

Complete results available at: http://www.youthstream.org/reslists.aspx?ct=5&c=4

Photos available at: http://www.supermotos1.com/photos.php?id=6&idCat=1

 

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