The last race of the 2018 Supermoto European Championship started today at Sestriere, in the region of Piemonte, in the heart of the Italian Alps. In the centre of the town a temporary race track was especially build for this event. The race track in the mountains has some fast straights and corners combined with very tight chicanes and fast off-road sections. Due to the fantastic scenery and the good and sunny weather conditions, lots of spectators found their way to Sestriere. Today the free practices and time practice were held in Italy. Phoenix Racing rider Markus Class took the pole position in Italy. With a lot of riders close to each other the races of tomorrow will be full of action.
In qualifying, all riders had 40 minutes the time to set their fastest laps of the day. With most riders learning the track better and better the battle for the pole was hard. In his eighteenth lap Markus Class set the of time 52’’160 which was faster than the all the other riders’.
In the final laps of the time practice Chareyre gave all he had, but the multi- champion missed the pole position for 00:103 seconds. At the finish of the practice, Markus Class was the owner of the pole position ahead of Thomas Chareyre. Third time for Emerick Bunod, only 00:211 seconds behind Class. Fourth position for Nicolas Cousin followed by his teammate Elia Sammartin who completed the top five.
Current leader Pavel Kejmar couldn’t find the right pace and will start from 12th position tomorrow.