LUKAS HOLLBACHER TAKES THE VICTORY AGAIN IN RACE ONE AT THE GP OF CZECH REPUBLIC
Vysoke Myto (Czech Republic) , 9 July 2022 – The fourth Grand Prix of the 2022 FIM Supermoto World Championship is held this weekend at the Autodrom of Vysoke Myto, the track is perfectly ready with its fast tarmac corners and straights, and demanding off-road sections will for sure challenge the readiness of all the riders and bikes.
In cloudy weather conditions, today the free and time practices, Superpole and RaceOne were held. It was KTM MTR rider Lukas Hollbacher who took the victory in RaceOne. The weekend will continue tomorrow the FastRace and the Superfinal.
Free practise 1 has been taken by KTM KTR rider Lukas Hollbacher scoring the best time (1:18,728), Marc Reiner Schmidt riding for team L30 Racing TM Factory seizing second with a gap of +0,186s, and Thomas Chareyre SMX on thirs3 at +0,261. First local rider Tuning Milan Sitnianský finished on 4th place with gap of +0,703s to the leader.
Free Practise 2 resulted into identical podium positions, just with minor changes in gaps. The training has been won by Lukas Hollbacher again, but this time he has only won it by a tiny margin of +0,005 to second rider, Marc Reiner Schmidt.Third place was taken by Thomas Chareyre (gap +0,2), whereas on the 4fourth position there was local rider Milan Sitnianský with gap of +0,714 to the winning Hollbacher.
L30 Racing TM Factory rider Marc Reiner Schmidt has squeezed the best of him, claiming first place (1:18.505) by a solid margin, ahead of his teammate Elia Sammartin in 2nd (+0,257), and Sitnianský for Tuning Motor Sport in 3rd (+0,265). Chareyre , Hollbacher and best Rookie, TC4R1 Racing Steve Bonnal to get along to Super Pole.
S1GP Time Practice Top Ten: 1. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 1:18.505; 2. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, TM) 1:18.762; 3. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 1:18.770; 4. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 1:18.781; 5. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, KTM) 1:19.007; 6. BONNAL Steve (FRA, TM) 1:19.147; 7. SZALAI Tim (FRA, Husqvarna) 1:19.574; 8. AMODEO Mickael (FRA, TM) 1:19.757; 9. CATHERINE Youry (FRA, Honda) 1:19.797; 10. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, TM) 1:20.090
After the Super Pole on drying track, two front rows did look as follows: 6th – Bonnal (+2.045), 5th Sitnianský (+1.443) dropping two positions compared to timing practise, 4th Sammartin (+1.153). 3rd spot was then taken by Hollbacher (+0.647) on his KTM, in 2nd Chareyre on TM (+0.563), and pole for the Race One has been claimed by Schmidt on TM (1:18.741).
S1GP SuperPole: 1. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 1:18.741; 2. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 1:19.304; 3. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, KTM) 1:19.388; 4. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, TM) 1:19.894; 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 1:20.184; 6. BONNAL Steve (FRA, TM) 1:20.786.
Race one was started just according to the schedule at 16:30. All the riders rushed into first corner after the lights went off, and managed to slip through the first chicanes of the race without problems.
A quick starting reaction and solid performance of KTM KTR’s rider Lukas Hollbacher in the first corners resulted in gaining two positions and leading the pack, whareas pole man Marc Reiner Schmidt on his TM had lost one position to Hollbacher just as Chareyre on his TM. This triplet has split from the rest of the field and the were slowly stretching the gap ahead up to 10 seconds on finish line. Despite hard work of chasing riders, there was no change on the podium positions after excellent start of KTM KTR’s rider Lukas Hollbacher, who eventually seized the victory in Race One, stretching the gap to Schmidt and Chareyre to almost 2,5.
Behind the podium positions, Elia Sammartin had to figh for the fourth spot. He managed to start well, however he could not keep the pace of the first triplet. He has been followed closely by a Frenchmen Tim Szalai in the first few laps. Szalai managed to start also very well gaining two positions from starting #7. Szalai on his Husquarna has been chased by Milan Sitnianský on his Honda and Mickael Amodeo on TM bike. Sitnianský managed to overtake Szalai in lap 2, taking back his starting position and consequently slowly closing up the gap to Elia Sammartin riding for L30 Racing TM Factory. In lap 3, Tim Szalai had a small accident resulting in losing five places.
As of lap 4, the positions in the Top 9 did not change until the end of the race, although some attacks and fight were to be seen.
S1GP Race 1 Top Ten: 1. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, KTM) 15 laps in 19:50.813; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) +02.339; 3. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) +02.404; 4. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, TM) +12.516; 5. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) +12.868; 6. AMODEO Mickael (FRA, TM) +30.806; 7. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, TM) +31.371; 8. CATHERINE Youry (FRA, Honda) +33.897; 9. BONNAL Steve (FRA, TM) +34.647; 10. SZALAI Tim (FRA, Husqvarna) +52.597
S1GP Rookie Race 1 Top Ten: 1. KAIVERS Romain (BEL, TM) 15 laps in 20:22.184; 2. CATHERINE Youry (FRA, Honda) +02.526; 3. BONNAL Steve (FRA, TM) +03.276; 4. SZALAI Tim (FRA, Husqvarna) +21.226; 5. MARIE LUCE Axel (FRA, TM) +24.811; 6. FIORENTINO Romeo (BEL, Honda) +26.386; 7. GUSTAFSON Hampus (SWE, GasGas) +26.921; 8. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, KTM) +31.101; 9. KRASNIQI Mitja (SUI, TM) +50.956; 10. SURANYI Balazs (HUN, Husqvarna) +1 Lap
Complete results available HERE.
Time Table Sunday 13.30 S1GP&Rookie Fast Race; 16.00 S1GP & Rookie Super Final; S1GP & Rookie Prize Giving Ceremony.
SUPERMOTO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – GP of CZECH REPUBLIC – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1.500 mt (1.150 mt + 350 mt off-road)
Temperature: 20 degrees
Weather conditions: Cloudy
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In the photo: S1GP Race One winner Lukas Hollbacher @foto3ko