St. Wendel (Germany), 10th June 2023 – A large audience filled the grandstands at the track of St. Wendel for the show offered by the S1GP riders. Marc Reiner Schmidt (L30 Racing Tm factory) came home with the victory of the first race after an excellent performance.
S1GP Time practice & Superpole (Report)
The time practice defines the six best riders who will battle it out for the pole position in the Superpole. The final result was not clear until the very end of the session. Lukas Hollbacher (KTM Mtr Racing) had a great feeling at the German city circuit where he immediately took the lead. Home hero Marc Reiner Schmidt (L30 Racing Tm Factory) chased the Austrian rider while in the first part of the time practice Thomas Chareyre (TC4R1 Racing) struggled to find the right trajectories and set a solid time. The French rider qualified far from the front riders. With 5 minutes to go Marc Reiner Schmidt set the provisional fastest time, below one minute, but Lukas Hollbacher prevailed over his rival with less than two tenths of a second. Chareyre worked his way up and qualified in third place.
Like in the previous races, the battle for the pole position was among three riders, Chareyre, Schmidt and Hollbacher. The first one to get to the track was the multiple-time World Champion who improved his performance and took the lead. Nor Schmidt or Hollbacher could do better than him so the German rider qualified second and the Austrian rider was fourth. Third place went to Milan Sitniansky.
S1GP Time Practice Top Ten:
HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, KTM) 59.700; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 59.879; 3. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 1:00.117; 4. CLASS Markus (GER, Husqvarna) 1:00.381; 5. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, TM) 1:00.399; 6. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 1:00.431; 7. JOANNIDIS Nico (GER, TM) 1:00.443; 8. BONNAL Steve (FRA, TM) 1:00.672; 9. SZALAI Tim (FRA, Husqvarna) 1:00.861; 10. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) 1:01.129
CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) 1:00.343; 2. SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 1:00.445; 3. SITNIANSKY Milan (CZE, Honda) 1:00.544; 4. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, KTM) 1:00.581; 5. CLASS Markus (GER, Husqvarna) 1:00.619; 6. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, TM) 1:00.829;
At the start of Race1 Thomas Chareyre pulled away to take control of the race but in the off-road section Marc Reiner Schmidt overtook his rival and opened a little gap. Lukas Hollbacher worked his way up and recovered positions moving from the fourth to the second place thanks to an incredible race pace which allowed him to get closer to Schmidt. Lukas tried to prevail over his rival in the off-road section but slipped and lost the second place.
The rider took his KTM to be the fastest and for the second time he recovered positions till reaching the second spot but could not close the gap with Marc Reiner Schmidt. Thomas Chareyre was wise throughout the race and tried to avoid mistakes. Despite Markus Class overtook the French rider, he crashed so the third place went to Chareyre. Marc Reiner Schmidt triumphed and took the victory in front of his home crowd.
In the Rookie, Steve Bonnal finished the day with the first place qualifying in front of Tim Slazai and home rider Eddy Frech.
S1GP Race 1 Top Ten:
SCHMIDT Marc Reiner (GER, TM) 20 laps in 20:24.906; 2. HOLLBACHER Lukas (AUT, KTM) +08.458; 3. CHAREYRE Thomas (FRA, TM) +17.637; 4. SAMMARTIN Elia (ITA, TM) +24.295; 5. BONNAL Steve (FRA, TM) +27.892; 6. JOANNIDIS Nico (GER, TM) +31.896; 7. SZALAI Tim (FRA, Husqvarna) +35.051; 8. DEITENBACH Jan (GER, Husqvarna) +37.458; 9. FRECH Eddy (GER, KTM) +38.499; 10. BUSCHBERGER Andreas (AUT, Husqvarna) +44.049
Time Table: SUNDAY: 12.55 S1GP Fast Race; 17.05 S1GP Super Final
Complete results available HERE.
SUPERMOTO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – GP of GERMANY – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1.143 mt (875 mt asphalt, 268 mt off-raod)
Weather conditions: Sun
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In the photo: Marc Reiner Schmidt – Thomas Chareyre