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Delepine and Chambon win maiden world titles

Author: Garry Morrow

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Husqvarna's Gerald Delepine and KTM's Boris Chambon have been declared FIM World Supermoto Champions in the S1 and S2 classes respectively after the final round of the 2005 championship at Latina, Italy, over the weekend, neither took the days overall wins.
S2 World Champion Boris Chambon. Photo: Massimo Zanzani
In the S2 class contender Eddy Seel was hit hard with a penalty for stopping beside pit lane in the warm up laps that sent him to the back of the grid and out of contention before the race even started. Seel's misfortune continued in race two when he collided with his team-mate, Australian Troy Herfoss. The other contender for the crown Adrien Chareyre rode hard all day finishing with a win and a second for the round overall victory, but Chambon did what he had to and finished two points behind the Husqvarna rider for the day, enough to clinch the title. "It was difficult for me as I came here with a lot of pressure", said Chambon. "There was only one point between Eddy and me and five with Adrien. The most important was to qualify on the front row, and unfortunately for him Eddy had a problem before the first race. Then I had to control Adrien in the last race, I knew that a fourth place was enough to clinch the title if he won. I didn‰Ûªt take any risk and finished third, it‰Ûªs really nice to be crowned here! I was so disappointed after Namur, I couldn‰Ûªt believe that I could reach the title this season. In fact KTM worked pretty hard on the bike and when I started to win races the confidence came back. I think that it was a good decision to move in S2, I feel more comfortable in this class." In the S1 class Delphine had an average day by his standards with sixth overall he won the championship by a slender 9 points. Outgoing champion Thierry Van Den Bosch gave KTM a duel win and the overall as the manufacturer bows out of the full factory presence it has had since the series begun. Van Den Bosch's KTM team-mate and early season leader Bernd Hiemer finished second as he followed Van Den Bosch home both times. Ivan Lazzarini finished the day third ahead of Jurgen Kunzel, fresh back from his American season. "This week-end I knew that the most important was to secure good points, not to win the race" Delphine said. "I rode pretty safe in both heats, and didn‰Ûªt try to battle with VDB, Hiemer or Kunzel. In the second heat I made a mistake at the end of the off-road section and crashed, but I just lost one position. It's amazing to get the title, and I would like to thanks Husqvarna and my team who gave me a chance in Supermoto. Of course I've also to thanks my father, he offered me my first bike and gave me interest for motocross and later supermoto." Main Photo: Gerald Delepine
Photo: Massimo Zanzani
Grand Prix of Italy- S1 Overall Results - Round 7 - Final
Pos Rider Nat Bike R1 R2 Total
1
van den Bosch, Thierry FRA KTM 25 25 50
2
Hiemer, Bernd GER KTM 22 22 44
3
Lazzarini, Ivan ITA Husqvarna 16 20 36
4
Kuenzel, Juergen GER KTM 20 16 36
5
Iddon, Christian GBR Husaberg 15 18 33
6
Delepine, Gerald BEL Husqvarna 18 15 33
7
Mariani, Lorenzo ITA KTM 14 13 27
8
Goetz, Marcel SUI KTM 12 14 26
9
Hlad, Ales SLO KTM 10 11 21
10
Lecoanet, Fabrice FRA Aprilia 13 8 21
11
Pes, Lorenzo ITA Husaberg 6 10 16
12
Meddizza, Cristiano ITA KTM 7 9 16
13
Bertrand, Christophe BEL KTM 11 5 16
14
Lavetti, Michele ITA TM 8 7 15
15
Baffeleuf, David FRA KTM 0 12 12
16
Lind, Martin SWE Husaberg 4 6 10
17
Guyot, Fabrice FRA TM 9 0 9
18
Wehrli, Adrian SUI KTM 3 2 5
19
Cullino, Cristano ITA Yamaha 5 0 5
20
Warren, Samuel David GBR Husaberg 0 4 4
21
Cedrati, Niccolo ITA Husaberg 0 3 3
22
Migliorati, Massimo ITA KTM 2 1 3
23
Bartolini, Fabrizio ITA KTM 1 0 1

S1 Points Final
Pos
Rider Nat.
Total
1
Delepine, G. BEL 316
2
Hiemer, Bernd GER 307
3
van den Bosch, T. FRA 302
4
Lazzarini, I. ITA 257
5
Bertrand, C. BEL 208
6
Iddon, C. GBR 205
7
Manzo, Max ITA 167
8
Bartolini, V. ITA 139
9
Goetz, Marcel SUI 129
10
Mariani, L. ITA 120

Grand Prix of Italy- S2 Overall Results - Round 7 - Final
Pos Rider Nat Bike R1 R2 Total
1
Chareyre, Adrien FRA Husqvarna 22 25 47
2
Chambon, Boris FRA KTM 25 20 45
3
Verderosa, Massimo ITA Honda 16 18 34
4
Bolley, Frédéric FRA Aprilia 20 14 34
5
Balducci, Fabio ITA Honda 13 16 29
6
Bartolini, Andrea ITA Yamaha 15 13 28
7
Girolami, Simone ITA KTM 12 12 24
8
Chareyre, Thomas FRA Husqvarna 0 22 22
9
Blot, Stephane FRA Yamaha 14 6 20
10
Ravaglia, Christian ITA Suzuki 10 8 18
11
Beltrami, Massimo ITA Honda 18 0 18
12
Pignotti, Attilio ITA Honda 5 11 16
13
Seel, Eddy BEL Husqvarna 0 15 15
14
Fraikin, Marc BEL KTM 4 10 14
15
Rispoli, Graziano ITA Honda 8 4 12
16
Giraudo, Jerome FRA Aprilia 11 1 12
17
Thiebault, Alexandre FRA Terramodena 0 9 9
18
Gaspardone, Paolo ITA Honda 2 7 9
19
Vorlicek, Petr CZE Suzuki 9 0 9
20
Reiter, Wilfried AUT KTM 7 0 7
21
Minutilli, Luca ITA Honda 1 5 6
22
Parker, Trampas USA Honda 6 0 6
23
Herfoss, Troy AUS Husqvarna 0 3 3
24
Godfroid, Thierry BEL Kawasaki 3 0 3
25
Gaillard, Jean-Marc BEL Honda 0 2 2

S2 Points Final
Pos
Rider Nat.
Total
1
Chambon, Boris FRA 287
2
Chareyre, A. FRA 284
3
Seel, Eddy BEL 256
4
Bolley, F. FRA 233
5
Verderosa, M. ITA 222
6
Beltrami, M. ITA 196
7
Giraudo, J. FRA 160
8
Pignotti, A. ITA 145
9
Bartolini, A. ITA 125
10
Fraikin, Marc BEL 123

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