2 Apr

BUSCA (ITALY), 2 April 2011 – The exciting first day of action of the Grand Prix of Italy saw the Chareyre brothers ruling the scene and starting the first Grand Prix of the season in an excellent way. Thomas topped this afternoon’s timesheets and tomorrow he will be joined on the Superpole by his older brother Adrien, Ivan Lazzarini and Thierry Van Den Bosch.

In the UEM European Championship first round, Italian Massimiliano Porfiri was today’s fastest.


Thomas Chareyre put his best foot forward in the time practice for the Grand Prix of Italy that will see more than 20 Superiders battling it out for the first victory of the season. The 2010 World Champion showed his strong will and great determination through the best time of 1:21.827 and tomorrow he will battle it out for the victory.

The member of the TM Factory Racing Team was chased by his brother and three time World Champion Adrien Chareyre who conquered the second best result of the day on board the Fast Wheels Asd Aprilia machinery thanks to the time of 1:21.964.

The French duo was followed by the HM Honda Racing Italian Ivan Lazzarini, who put as well his name on Sunday’s Superpole together with French Thierry Van Den Bosch, of the PMR H20 Team.

Tomorrow, before Race 1, these four Superiders will be the protagonists of the battle for the Superpole to define the front row positions while the head of the second one went to 2010 vice World Champion Davide Gozzini, who is facing the 2011 racing season with a new bike, the KTM of the 747 Motorsport Team. The Italian challenger will be joined by two riders on board Honda machineries, European defending Champion Uros Nastran of the TDS Faor and Paolo Gaspardone of the Gazza IFG Racing Team; the second row will be rounded off by Finnish Mauno Hermunen supported by the Husqvarna Factory Team.

The top ten was completed by home rider Giovanni Bussei, SBD Union Bike Racing, and Christian Ravaglia of the Suzuki Valente Lux Performance.

Disappointing day for Brazilian Rafael Fonseca, who struggled at Busca and was only 22nd.

S1 Qualifying top ten:

1. CHAREYRE, Thomas (FRA, TM) 1:21.827; 2. CHAREYRE, Adrien (FRA, Aprilia) + 0.137; 3. LAZZARINI, Ivan (ITA, Honda) + 0.338; 4. VAN DEN BOSCH, Thierry (FRA, Aprilia) + 0.477; 5. GOZZINI, Davide (ITA, KTM) + 0.498; 6. UROS, Nastran (SLO, Honda) + 0.822; 7. GASPARDONE, Paolo (ITA, Honda) + 0.987; 8. HERMUNEN, Mauno (FIN, Husqvarna) + 1.037; 9. BUSSEI, Giovanni (ITA, Honda) + 1.110; 10 RAVAGLIA, Christian (ITA, Suzuki) + 1.195.

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In the Open class the pole position went to Italian Massimiliano Porfiri, who was faster than compatriots Teo Monticelli and Luca D’Addato, second and third respectively.

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Circuit length: 1590 mt (1400 mt slide, 190 mt sky section).

Temperature: 20°

Weather conditions: Sunny

Sunday: ECSM Warm Up 09:00; S1GP Warm Up 09:30 (until 9:50, then followed by Superpole); ECSM Race 1 11:20; S1GP Race 1 12:20; ECSM Race 2 13:20; S1GP Race 2 14:20; ECSM Race 3 15:20; S1GP Race 3 16:20.

As the whole 2011 FIM SuperMoto World Championship, this Grand Prix will be broadcasted delayed, click hereto see schedule and coverage online.





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