Busca (Italy) 18 May 2019 –  After an absence of two years the S2 Supermoto European Championship is back at the circuit of KartPlanet in Busca in the region Piemonte of Italy for the second round of the season. With rain falling from the skies 21 riders entered this round in Italy, which was held as an one-day event. Despite the heavy rain spectators found their way to the track and watched some spectacular races on the very wet and slippery track. In the S2 class it was TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre who took the victory in Busca. The victory in the S2 Lites class went to Gioele Filippetti and the victory in the Junior Cup was for Jannik Hintz.

Time Practice
After two very wet free practice sessions in the morning, the time practice was held in the afternoon in Busca. With the rain still falling hard from the skies, 21 riders started the time practice. All riders went on the track straight after the start as the conditions on the circuit were changing constantly. TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre found the perfect combination between speed and safety in the corners and set the fastest time with a time of 1.24.899. This time was almost 2.5 seconds faster than in the morning sessions. Second time was for Phoenix Racing rider Markus Class, while the third time was for the teammate of Class, Nicolas Cousin. Elia Sammartin, also from Phoenix Racing was fourth and the top five was completed by Birba Racing rider Gioele Filippetti. With the a difference of more than one second on Chareyre, these riders will have to show their best riding skills to defeat the leader in the championship.

S2 Time Practice Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE, Thomas (FRA, TM) 1:24:899; 2. CLASS, Markus (GER, Husqvarna) 1:25:995; 3. COUSIN, Nicolas (FRA, Honda) 1:26:220; 4. SAMMARTIN, Elia (ITA, Honda) 1:26:717; 5. FILIPPETTI, Gioele (ITA, TM) 1:26:935; 6. MONTICELLI, Diego (ITA, TM) 1:26:982; 7. SITNIANSKY, Milan (CZE, Honda) 1:27:117; 8. TSCHUPP, Raoul (SUI, TM) 1:27:549, 9. BUSSEI, Giovanni (ITA, TM) 1:27:626; 10. GAYA, Jaume (ESP, Suzuki) 1:27:747

Race 1
In the late afternoon the lights dropped for the first race of the S2 Supermoto European Championship in Busca. Just before the race it stopped raining and the first time this event the race was held in dry conditions. At the start it was TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre who took the hole shot into the first long left corner of the KartPlanet track. Chareyre was followed by Phoenix Racing riders Markus Class and Elia Sammartin who was in his turn followed by the teammate of Chareyre, Diego Monticelli. In fifth position it was Nicolas Cousin also from Phoenix. TMS Racing rider Milan Sitnianky had to start the race from sixth and he was followed by Giovanni Bussie, Jannik Hintz and Birba Racing rider Gioele Filippetti. In the first laps Markus Class was close behind Thomas Chareyre but then the Frenchman decided to push the throttle open and after another few laps the gap was a few seconds. Behind Class, Elia Sammartin had managed the free himself from Diego Monticelli and Nicolas Cousin but Sammartin couldn’t follow his teammate Class and had to settle for third place already soon in the race. Monticelli and Cousin had a good fight and chased each other from corner to corner. The young French rider Cousin gave all he got and with only two laps to go he managed to overtake Monticelli for fourth position in the race. Behind Monticelli it was still Milan Sitniansky in sixth position who couldn’t afford any mistakes as a small group of three riders were not so far behind. Giovanni Bussei was the leader of this group in front of Hintz and Filippetti. Bussie however made an mistake halfway the race and fell back to thirteenth place, making the way free for Jannik Hintz and Gioele Filippetti. The leader in the Junior Cup, Hintz had a good fast pace but he couldn’t keep off Filippetti. With a few laps to go the Birba Racing rider passed Hintz in one of the long corners and took over seventh place in the race. When the finish flag dropped it was Thomas Chareyre who took the victory with a lead of 9.201 seconds on Markus Class who finished second. Elia Sammartin completed the top three of the first race. Behind Sammartin, Nicolas Cousin managed to stay in front of Monticelli but the battle went on until the finish. Cousin finished in fourth and Monticelli completed the top five of race one.

S2 Race 1 Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE, Thomas (FRA, TM) 14 laps in 19:52:221; 2. CLASS, Markus (GER, Husqvarna) +9:201; 3. SAMMARTIN, Elia (ITA, Honda) +19:466; 4. COUSIN, Nicolas (FRA, Honda) +22:185; 5. MONTICELLI, Diego (ITA, TM) +22:328; 6. SITNIANSKY, Milan (CZE, Honda) +34:391; 7. FILIPPETTI, Gioele (ITA, TM) +36:116; 8. HINTZ, Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) +37:461; 9. TSCHUPP Raoul (SUI, TM) +37:674; 10. FONSECA, Rafael (BRA, Suzuki) +47:349

Race 2

Before the start of race two the rain started falling again and the teams and riders prepared themselves for another wet race. Again it was TM Factory Racing rider Thomas Chareyre who took the lead into the first corner, before Phoenix Racing riders Markus Class, Elia Sammartin and Nicolas Cousin. The teammate of Chareyre, Diego Monticelli was fifth position just in front of Birba Racing rider Gioele Filippetti. Behind Filippetti it was TMS Racing riders Milan Sitniansky and Rafael Fonseca who both had a good start. TM Racing Andorra rider Raoul Tschupp pushed his TM in ninth place through the first few corners. Leading the race was still Thomas Chareyre and like in the first race, the Frenchman was too fast for the rest of the riders. Markus Class tried to follow Chareyre in the first laps but the German rider had to push too hard. Class didn’t any risk and took his own rhythm to take valuable points for the championship. Behind the top two riders, Sammartin and Cousin had a very close battle. Lap by lap Nicolas Cousin closed in on his Italian teammate and in the last half of the race, the young Frenchman was all over the back of the Honda of Sammartin. In some corners Cousin pushed his bike next to his teammate bike, but Sammartin kept the door closed making no mistakes. Behind this fight it was Diego Monticelli still in fifth position. The Italian TM riders had a few second towards the rider behind him but the conditions were difficult and a mistake was easily made. The battle for sixth was between Milan Sitnianky and Gioele Filippetti. For the last three positions in the top ten, three riders were having there own fight. Rafael Fonseca was in eight position until halfway the race he was passed by Raoul Tschupp. Fonseca was able to keep Vertemati Racing rider behind him, making Michael Vertemati tenth in the second race. After fourteen laps Thomas Chareyre took the victory again before Markus Class who finished 13:474 seconds behind the leader in the S2 Supermoto European Championship. The fight for third place was still going until the very last corner. Cousin did a last attempt to pass Sammartin but he went too hard into the wet corner and crashed. Cousin quickly picked up his bike and managed to still finish in fourth before Diego Monticelli who completed the top five. With his two victories Thomas Chareyre offcourse took the overall win before Markus Class and Elia Sammartin.

The next round in the S2 Supermoto European Championship which will be held at Poznan, Poland in the weekend of 29 and 30 June 2019.

S2 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 14 laps in 20:06.505; 2. CLASS Markus (GER, Husqvarna) +13.474; 3. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, Honda) +17.074; 4. COUSIN Nicolas (FRA, Honda) +26.406; 5. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) +28.712; 6. FILIPPETTI Gioele (ITA, TM) +31.608; 7. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +31.969; 8. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) +39.250; 9. FONSECA Rafael (BRA, Suzuki) +40.183; 10. VERTEMATI Michael (ITA, Vertemati) +40.607

S2 Overall Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) Pts. 50,000 (25+25); 2. CLASS Markus (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 44,000 (22+22); 3. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, Honda) Pts. 40,000 (20+20); 4. COUSIN Nicolas (FRA, Honda) Pts. 36,000 (18+18); 5. MONTICELLI Diego (ITA, TM) Pts. 32,000 (16+16); 6. FILIPPETTI Gioele (ITA, TM) Pts. 29,000 (14+15); 7. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 29,000 (15+14); 8. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) Pts. 25,000 (12+13); 9. FONSECA Rafael (BRA, Suzuki) Pts. 23,000 (11+12); 10. HINTZ Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 23,000 (13+10)

S2 Lites Top Ten: 1. FILIPPETTI Gioele (ITA, TM) Pts. 50,000 (25+25); 2. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) Pts. 42,000 (20+22); 3. FONSECA Rafael (BRA, Suzuki) Pts. 38,000 (18+20); 4. HINTZ Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 38,000 (22+16); 5. VERTEMATI Michael (ITA, Vertemati) Pts. 33,000 (15+18); 6. MADISSON Eero (FIN, KTM) Pts. 28,000 (13+15); 7. CIAGLIA Luca (ITA, Honda) Pts. 28,000 (16+12); 8. GAYA Jaume (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 27,000 (14+13); 9. PALS Patrick (EST, TM) Pts. 26,000 (12+14); 10. REHN Pedro (BRA, Suzuki) Pts. 21,000 (10+11)

S2 Junior Cup Top Ten: 1. HINTZ Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 50,000 (25+25); 2. GAYA Jaume (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 44,000 (22+22); 3. BONNAL STEVE (FRA, TM) Pts. 38,000 (18+20); 4. BARTSCHI Yannick (SUI, Honda) Pts. 38,000 (20+18);

S2 Championship Top Ten: 1. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) Pts. 100; 2. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, Honda) Pts. 78; 3. CLASS Markus (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 77; 4. COUSIN Nicolas (FRA, Honda) Pts. 72; 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) Pts. 60; 6. MONTICELLI, Diego (ITA, TM) Pts. 56; 7. TSCHUPP, Raoul (SUI, TM) Pts. 46; 8. HINTZ, Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 45: 9. FILIPPETTI, Gioele (ITA, TM) Pts. 44; FONSECA, Rafael (BRA, Suzuki) Pts. 37.

S2 Lites Championship Top Ten: 1. TSCHUPP Raul (SUI, TM) Pts. 81; 2. FILIPETTI, Gioele (ITA, TM) Pts. 80; 3. HINTZ, Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 75; 4. FONSECA, Rafael (BRA, Suzuki) Pts. 67; 5. MADISSON, Eero (FIN, KTM) Pts. 59; 6. GAYA, Jaume (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 57; 7. VERTEMATI, Michael (ITA, Vertemati) Pts. 52; 8. PALS, Patrick (EST, TM) Pts. 51; 9. VILHELMSEN, Simon (DEN, Husqvarna) Pts. 41; 10. PROVAZNIK, Erik (CZE, Yamaha) Pts. 40

S2 Junior Cup Top Ten: 1. HINTZ Jannik (GER, Husqvarna) Pts. 97; 2. GAYA Jaume (ESP, Suzuki) Pts. 92; 3. BONNAL, Steve (FRA, TM) Pts. 38; 4. BARTSCHI,Yannick (SUI, Honda) Pts. 38.

S1 Manufacturers: 1. TM Pts 100; 2. Husqvarna Pts 82; 3. Honda Pts 82; 4. Suzuki Pts. 44; 5. KTM Pts. 33; 6. Yamaha Pts. 24; 7. Vertemati Pts. 23

Complete results available HERE.


Circuit length: 1750 mt

Temperature: 13 degrees Celsius

Weather conditions: Rain

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