(PORTUGAL), 24 November 2010 – The 2010 FIM SuperMoto World
Championship is getting to its end and the Grand Prix of Catalunya in
Salou-Port Aventura (Spain) will host one of the most dramatic endings
of the series. Teammates Thomas Chareyre and Davide Gozini arrive in
the Catalan street circuit being first and second respectively level in
points in the Championship standings.
Other Superirders like
Thierry Van Den Bosch, Mauno Hermunen, Ivan Lazzarini and Bernd Hiemer,
who are third, fourth, fifth and sixth respectively, will also have
their last chance to obtained the 2010 FIM SuperMoto World Championship
as their difference with the top two classified is less than the 75
points at stake.
While Lukas Höllbacher obtained the UEM S3
European Title in Triscina, the UEM Open series is still to be decided.
Uros Nastran is the clear dominant with 59 points advantage over the
second classified Fabrizio Bartolini, and Teo Monticelli is third with
68 points behind the red plate holder and he also has his last
opportunity to obtain the Title.
Motorsport TM Racing Factory’s Thomas Chareyre regained the red plate
at the previous Grand Prix in Pleven, Bulgaria. The French was second
overall with five points advantage over his teammate Gozzini who could
only finish third. With such result, Thomas Chareyre took back the
leadership from the Italian, being both tight in points in the
standings of the Championship. So far, Thomas Chareyre has led 43 laps
and got two superpoles and his teammate Gozzini has just led 22 laps
and did not win any Superpole. However, the previous Grand Prix’s are
over and what really matters is what is going to happen this weekend in
Other 747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory
rider Gozzini will race this weekend to obtain his maiden FIM SuperMoto
World Championship although he will not have the red plate on his bike.
This season Gozzini has obtained one Grand Prix victory as well as his
teammate Thomas Chareyre, they have both won four heats and they have
been on the podium the same number of times. So both TM riders are
aware of the equality among them and they will race for the victory
with no team strategies at all.
2009 FIM S1 World Champion Van
Den Bosch is third in the Championship with 35 points difference with
Thomas Chareyre and Gozzini, but his eight years of experience racing
Grand Prix’s might help him this weekend to revalidate the Title. PMR
H2O Aprilia Racing’s Van Den Bosch was fifth overall in Bulgaria, but
after the superb weekend in Cahors during the FIM SuperMoto of Nations,
the French proved that he recovered the good feelings with his Aprilia
machine and he is ready for an overall victory.
Racing Team’s Hermunen lands in Spain after obtaining his maiden Grand
Prix in Pleven, Bulgaria. The Finish is third in the standings of the
Championship, 42 points away from the top two leaders, but he will
fight until the last chequered flag to try to be proclaimed the 2010
World Champion although he knows that it is not going to be an easy
HM Honda Racing’s Lazzarini is the fifth classified
in the Championship and he is also another candidate to obtain the
World Title as his difference with the leaders is of 67 points. The
Italian has not been very regular this season and his second overall
position in Sankt Wendel is his best result so far. However, Lazzarini
will do his best to at least finish among the top three riders of the
German Hiemer is sixth in the point standings and
mathematically he is another Superider to be able to go out with the
Title. The German has been struggling with the settings of his KTM
machine during the whole season, so he is looking forward to this last
Grand Prix to finish with a better feeling on his bike and ride again
among the top Superiders of the series.
Seventh in the
Championship is Adrien Chareyre, who seems to be fully fit and
confident again with his riding, after his fourth overall position
obtained in the last Grand Prix in Bulgaria. Italian Ravaglia is eighth
at the moment, followed by his compatriots Bussei and Sammartin.
Photos available at www.supermotos1.com/gallery
UEM series will also be present in the Catalan Grand Prix where the
2010 UEM Open Champion will be decided among the top three classified
riders Nastran, Bartolini and Monticelli. Red plate holder Nastran has
only won the first round of the series, but his consistency has made
him be at the top of the standings with a 59 points advantage over
second classified Bartolini. On the other hand, Lukas Höllbacher was
already proclaimed the 2010 UEM S3 Champion in Triscina, and he will
race this weekend in Salou to conclude the season with another victory.
Photos available at www.supermotos1.com/gallery
ECSM Free Practice 1 11:00; S1GP Free Practice 1 11:40; ECSM Free
Practice 2 13:00; S1GP Free Practice 2 13:40; ECSM Time Practice 15:00;
S1GP Time Practice 15:40;
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.
Grand Prix of Catalunya