2011 FIM SuperMoto: Andorra Results

SuperMoto World Championship

The third appointment with the 2011 FIM SuperMoto World Championship at Pas De La Casa, Andorra, was disputed in a sunny day begun with a very strong wind that obliged the event management to postpone the warm up session and to cancel the Superpole.

Despite this unexpected modification of the schedule, the Chareyre brothers were victorious, in fact Adrien starred at the Pas de la Casa circuit by grasping his first GP victory of the season and Thomas was second. The all French podium was rounded off by Thierry Van Den Bosch.

The S1 category had to surrender to the strength of the Fast Wheels ASD French rider who led his Team to the victory of the Grand Prix of Andorra and came back home really satisfied with the results grasped throughout the whole weekend.

Adrien Chareyre faced two perfect days which began with the fastest time of 00:50.828 grasped in Saturday’s time practice. Today, after starting from the Superpole he pulled away in all the races and his solid performance allowed him to be the first to take the three chequered flags. The oldest of the Chareyre brothers did not struggle too much with rivals as there was always at least one second dividing him from his pursuers: only Thomas was able to race staying close to him as the other main chaser of Adrien was Thierry Van Den Bosch but between the two there was a 3 second gap. Adrien gained one position in the Championship standings as he stole the third spot to HM Honda Racing Ivan Lazzarini.

This racing weekend was a good one as well as for the other member of the Chareyre duo, Thomas, who made the TM Factory Racing Team proud of him. After being second in the qualifying, in today’s opening race Thomas struggled with the Husqvarna Factory Finnish Mauno Hermunen and snatched him the second spot. Race 2 was a little bit more difficult for him due to a contact with Thierry Van Den Bosch at the entrance of the sky section but he greatly worked his way up and he finished the intermediate race in fourth. The TM Factory Racing member was not so lucky in the final moto as he found himself in seventh position in the first lap but never gave up till when he reached the finish line in second. Thanks to the well deserved runner up spot, Thomas is back at the top of the standings while Mauno Hermunen lost one position and is second. Now the top three is spread in four points only.

The other star of this thrilling Grand Prix of Andorra was another French contender, Thierry Van Den Bosch of the PMR H2O Team, who battled it out with Ivan Lazzarini for the fourth spot in Race 1 and his constant pace secured him the second spot in the next one. Thierry completed the third heat in third so that he rounded off the GP of Andorra podium and strengthened his fifth position in the Championship.

The three top riders came in front of Mauno Hermunen and Ivan Lazzarini who were respectively fourth and fifth, chased by Luc 1 Sylvain Bidart who grasped a solid result at the Grandvalira track. The French rider of the KTM 747 Motorsport, Alexis Marie Luce, did his best and grasped the seventh position, followed by SBD Union Bike Giovanni Bussei and Suzuki Valenti Lux Performance Christian Ravaglia. The Grand Prix of Andorra top ten was rounded off by Karanyotov Sport Team Angel Karanyotov.

SuperMoto S1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 19:55.686; ; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:01.018; 3. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:18.825; 4. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:21.693; 5. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:22.921; 6. Sylvain Bidart (FRA, Honda), +0:28.381; 7. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), +0:41.625; 8. Angel Karanyotov (BUL, KTM), +0:42.634; 9. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), +0:42.912; 10. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), +0:48.395;

SuperMoto S1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 19:54.713; ; 2. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:03.800; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:13.911; 4. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:14.177; 5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA, Honda), +0:16.457; 6. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:24.336; 7. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), +0:26.764; 8. Max Verderosa (ITA, Honda), +0:30.275; 9. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), +0:30.961; 10. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:32.041.

SuperMoto S1 Race 3 top ten: 1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 19:41.637; ; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:01.606; 3. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), +0:13.074; 4. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:20.030; 5. Sylvain Bidart (FRA, Honda), +0:21.618; 6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:23.033; 7. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:24.170; 8. Massimo Beltrami (ITA, Honda), +0:24.374; 9. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), +0:36.318; 10. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), +0:41.558.

SuperMoto S1 Overall top ten: 1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 75 points; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 62 p.; 3. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 60 p.; 4. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 53 p.; 5. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 50 p.; 6. Sylvain Bidart (FRA, Honda), 47 p.; 7. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), 38 p.; 8. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), 37 p.; 9. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), 34 p.; 10. Angel Karanyotov (BUL, KTM), 30 p.

SuperMoto S1 Championship top ten: 1. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 183 points; 2. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 181 p.; 3. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Aprilia), 179 p.; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 164 p.; 5. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 139 p.; 6. Alexis Marie Luce (FRA, KTM), 115 p.; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), 104 p.; 8. Giovanni Bussei (ITA, Honda), 93 p.; 9. Massimo Beltrami (ITA, Honda), 85 p.; 10. Sylvain Bidart (FRA, Honda), 85 p.

SuperMoto S1 Manufacturers: 1. Aprilia, 187 points; 2. TM, 183 p.; 3. Husqvarna, 181 p.; 4. Honda, 170 p.; 5. KTM, 144 p.; 6. Suzuki, 113 p.; 7. Yamaha, 36 p.