First round of the season with the World Championship and the European Supermoto Championship which was held on the Castelletto di Branduzzo track.
The TM Factory Racing team lines up the multiple world champion Thomas Chareyre in the S1 and Diego Monticelli and the very young Steve Bonnal in the S2.
The new world championship formula includes three races, the first of which is to be held on Saturday.
In qualifying for the World Championship Thomas gets the third place on the starting grid.
At the start of race 1 Chareyre is exceptional at the start and immediately moves to second position, Thomas for most of the race was attacking his opponent and during the last laps he induced Schmidt to make a mistake taking the lead and with three spectacular laps he took home his first victory of the heats
In the second heat run on Sunday, Chareyre got off to a perfect start again and immediately got close to the leader, Thomas tried until the last lap but was unable to find the right opening to win the race, settling for second place.
In race 3 the French champion was unable to keep up with the leaders, due to a less than perfect feeling that did not allow him to push as he would have liked, finishing third in the heats and second overall.
In the European championship Diego Monticelli in qualifying, in the rain, got the pole position, Steve Bonnal closes with an excellent fourth place.
In race 1 Diego is perfect at the start, he takes the lead and with an incredible pace for everyone he wins with a good gap, Bonnal fails to start well and at the first corner he is very late but thanks to an excellent comeback he ends up in 12th place.
Race 2 sees Monticelli once again the protagonist at the start, he loses the leadership he regained during the second lap and wins by margin. Bonnal makes a few mistakes too many and can’t do better than 15th place.
In the third and final race Monticelli in the off-road section makes a mistake and loses a couple of positions, Diego with a good pace manages to take home the second final position, Bonnal 14th.
Diego Monticelli climbs to the top step of the podium.
Alex Serafini Team Manager comments as follows: “We are very happy with Diego’s result. He was very good in both heats and even in the rain he showed great speed, Bonnal is very young and needs to grow but he showed us good things. In the world championship we still have to work to be able to be competitive again. “