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Delepine and Bolley slip to victory in Italy

Author: Garry Morrow

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Husqvarna's Gerald Delepine and Aprilia's Frederic Bolley have taken S1 and S2 Supermoto victories at the sixth round of the FIM Supermoto World championship at a soggy Jesolo circuit in Italy over the weekend.
S1 winner Gerald Delepine. Photo: Massimo Zanzani
After qualifying was held in dry conditions, Sunday's proceedings developed into a day of survival as the Italian skies opened up and drenched the 'Pista Azzura' circuit. Despite the inclement weather a large crowd was in attendance to witness some spectacular racing. In the S1 class Belgian Gerald Delepine was the strongest man on the track, and despite some mistakes he claimed the overall win for the third time this season, via back to back race wins. "Yesterday I spent a lot of time to get the settings on my bike, I knew that it would be really important for the race. I saw that my main rivals were struggling here and I knew that I had the opportunity to take the red plate. I had two strong races, won both heats and secured my third GP win of the season, that‰Ûªs a perfect weekend even if I made two or three mistakes. I was maybe too exited in the second race, I tried to stay quiet after my last mistake but it was difficult to stay on two wheels this weekend. I‰Ûªm happy for the team, they did a great job to prepare the last evolution of our bike with a double exhaust and I‰Ûªd like to thanks Dunlop who gave us the best tyres in these conditions." said Delepine. Delepine's Husqvarna team-mate Ivan Lazzarini took second overall after tying on points with Italian Max Manzo. Manzo could have won the GP if he had not crashed in the diabolical off-road section. Manzo took third position overall
Aprilia are serious about Supermoto. Photo: Massimo Zanzani
Italian Lorenzo Mariani surprised everyone aboard his privateer KTM by claiming the 'super pole' in the morning and finished both races in fourth position. An injured Thierry Van Den Bosch and Christophe Bertrand who both had one crash filled race each. Van Den Bosch scored more points than his team-mate Bernd Hiemer - championship leader coming into Italy - despite his injuries. Hiemer has now dropped to second in the standings behind Delepine, while Van Den Bosch and Lazzarini are now in a three point tussle for third. In the S2 class World Championship leader Eddy Seel was the main 'loser' when he crashed at the start of the first race and lost two laps as repairs where made to his Husqvarna. Frenchman Frederic Bolley took the holeshot in both races but failed to convert them to wins. His third and second good enough for the overall S2 honors for the day though. "In the morning when I saw the rain I was pretty happy, as I knew that under these conditions everything was possible", said a relived Bolley.
Adrien Chareyre now lead the S2 championship. Photo: Massimo Zanzani
"Maybe I would have a different opinion if I was leading the championship, but I was more than 30 points from the leader when I came here‰Û_ I had great start in both races, but in the first one I lost my concentration before the end of the race and started to make some mistakes. Beltrami and Verderosa both passed me and I was unhappy after the race. In the second heat Thomas Chareyre was really fast and when he passed me at mid-race I didn‰Ûªt want to make any stupid mistake and secure the second position. It‰Ûªs great to win a GP here, we‰Ûªre not so far from Noale and many people came from the Aprilia factory to cheer us." the former world motocross champion concluded. Honda's Max Verderosa had the speed to take the overall win as he seemed in perfect control of his CRF450, but a few minor mistakes saw the Italian finish second overall in front of his home crowd. Verderosa made it another Italian face on the podium when took third overall, two points behind his compatriot. 17-years-old Husqvarna mounted Thomas Chareyre made great strides winning his first ever heat in the second race and finished in fifth just behind his brother Adrien, who now leads the S2 championship by two points. Next event: Grand Prix of Greece in Megara-Pahi (October 29th-30th) Main Photo: S2 winner Fredric Bolley (5) Leads
Credit: Massimo Zanzani
Grand Prix of Meditertanian- S1 Overall Results - Round 6
Pos Rider Nat Bike R1 R2 Total
1
Delepine, Gerald BEL Husqvarna 25 25 50
2
Lazzarini, Ivan ITA Husqvarna 20 22 42
3
Manzo, Max ITA Aprilia 22 20 42
4
Mariani, Lorenzo ITA KTM 18 18 36
5
van den Bosch, Thierry FRA KTM 16 15 31
6
Bertrand, Christophe BEL KTM 14 14 28
7
Giovanelli, Emanuele ITA Yamaha 15 13 28
8
Hiemer, Bernd GER KTM 13 11 24
9
Goetz, Marcel SUI KTM 12 10 22
10
Carnelos, Alberto ITA Honda 10 7 17
11
Iddon, Christian GBR Husaberg 0 16 16
12
Cullino, Cristano ITA Yamaha 7 9 16
13
Warren, Samuel David GBR Husaberg 2 12 14
14
Zanatta, Ivo ITA Honda 5 8 13
15
Lind, Martin SWE Husaberg 9 3 12
16
De Rossi, Fabio ITA Honda 6 5 11
17
Migliorati, Massimo ITA KTM 11 0 11
18
Meddizza, Cristiano ITA KTM 8 1 9
19
Ermondi, Enzo ITA Honda 3 4 7
20
Bartolini, Valter ITA TM 0 6 6
21
Pes, Lorenzo ITA Husaberg 4 0 4
22
Wehrli, Adrian SUI KTM 0 2 2
23
Longin, Marco ITA Yamaha 1 0 1

S1 Points after round 6
Pos
Rider Nat.
Total
1
Delepine, G. BEL 245
2
Hiemer, Bernd GER 221
3
van den Bosch, T. FRA 202
4
Lazzarini, I. ITA 199
5
Bertrand, C. BEL 162
6
Iddon, C. GBR 159
7
Manzo, Max ITA 136
8
Bartolini, V. ITA 111
9
Goetz, Marcel SUI 103
10
Warren, S. GBR 96

Grand Prix of Meditertanian- S2 Overall Results - Round 6
Pos Rider Nat Bike R1 R2 Total
1
Bolley, Fr̩d̩ric FRA Aprilia 20 22 42
2
Verderosa, Massimo ITA Honda 22 18 40
3
Beltrami, Massimo ITA Honda 25 13 38
4
Chareyre, Adrien FRA Husqvarna 16 16 32
5
Chareyre, Thomas FRA Husqvarna 6 25 31
6
Chambon, Boris FRA KTM 18 12 30
7
Blot, Stephane FRA Yamaha 15 14 29
8
Pignotti, Attilio ITA Honda 12 15 27
9
Fraikin, Marc BEL KTM 11 10 21
10
Seel, Eddy BEL Husqvarna 0 20 20
11
Ravaglia, Christian ITA Suzuki 8 11 19
12
Godfroid, Thierry BEL Kawasaki 13 5 18
13
Rispoli, Graziano ITA Honda 10 7 17
14
Balducci, Fabio ITA Honda 14 0 14
15
Reiter, Wilfried AUT KTM 4 9 13
16
Fiorentino, Frederic BEL Suzuki 9 0 9
17
Girolami, Simone ITA KTM 0 8 8
18
Parker, Trampas USA Honda 2 6 8
19
Winstanley, Matthew GBR KTM 7 0 7
20
Martin, Jonathan FRA Terramodena 5 1 6
21
van Drunen, Marcel NED Yamaha 1 4 5
22
Marzotto, Vitorio ITA TM 0 3 3
23
Boano, Ivan ITA Suzuki 3 0 3
24
Marcucci, Cyril FRA Honda 0 2 2

S2 Points after round 6
Pos
Rider Nat.
Total
1
Chareyre, A. FRA 202
2
Seel, Eddy BEL 200
3
Chambon, Boris FRA 197
4
Bolley, F. FRA 181
5
Beltrami, M. ITA 164
6
Verderosa, M. ITA 154
7
Pignotti, A. ITA 113
8
Giraudo, J. FRA 104
9
Chareyre, T. FRA 88
10
Winstanley, M. GBR 87

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