An Italian rider and an Italian motorcycle took home the bounty in one fell swoop during the final round of the S1 Italian Supermoto Championship; both the International and Italian titles. Ivan Lazzarini and the Aprilia SXV 4.5 of Team DRC Supermoto entered into the annals of history with this important double victory that followed a season's worth of victories in all the classifying rounds and heats of the 2008 Italian Championships. Presenting himself with a large advantage at the start of the race in Busca (Cuneo, Italy), Lazzarini managed the S1 race and closed out the first fraction in 4th place. The result allowed him to mathematically conquer the Italian S1 Supermoto Championship title with one heat still remaining. The international title arrived at the end of the second heat when he crossed the finish line behind teammate Thierry Van Den Bosch. It was the Frenchman, the official DRC Aprilia Off Road rider, who found no equals in Busca and marked the pole positions and victories of both S1 fractions, making for an irrefutable Aprilia Off Road double.
This fantastic success followed a black Friday. During the free trials at Busca, Massimo Beltrami (Aprilia SXV 5.5/Team DRC Supermoto) took a nasty fall while landing a jump, fracturing the radius and ulna of his left arm. He immediately underwent surgery to reset the fracture at the hospital in Cuneo and was fitted for a cast (which he will wear for 40 days). The entire Team Aprilia decided their success in the S1 to the unlucky the rider from Bologna, who was battling for a spot on the S2 podium at the time of the fall.
Busca (Cuneo, Italy) - 6th Round of the Italian and International Supermoto Championship
RACE 1: 1. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA-Aprilia) 14 laps in 18:46.489 plus the fastest lap of 1:19.859; 2. B. Hiemer (GER-Ktm); 3. T. Chareyre (FRA-Husqvarna); 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Aprilia); 5. E. Seel (BEL-Suzuki).
RACE 2: 1. Thierry Van Den Bosch (FRA-Aprilia) 14 laps in 18:50.822; 2. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA-Aprilia); 3. T. Chareyre (FRA-Husqvarna) fastest lap of 1:19.936; 4. J. Giraudo (FRA-Honda); 5. B. Hiemer (FRA-Ktm).
OVERALL: 1. Thierry Van Den Bosch points 50; 2. Ivan Lazzarini 40; 3. Thomas Chareyre 40.
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP: 1. Ivan Lazzarini points 300; 2. Fabio Balducci 250; 3. Christian Ravaglia 201.
INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION: 1. Ivan Lazzarini points 264; 2. Thierry Van Den Bosch 256; 3. Thomas Chareyre 232.
RACE 1: 1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA-Husqvarna) 14 laps in 18:54.332 and fastest lap of 1:20.045; 2. G. Delepine (BEL-Husqvarna); 3. D. Gozzini (ITA-TM); 4. A. Pignotti (ITA-Ktm); 5. L. mariani (ITA-TM).
RACE 2: 1. Gerald Delepine (BEL-Husqvarna) 14 laps in 19:01.287 and fastest lap of 1:20.178; 2. A. Chareyre (FRA-Husqvarna); 3. A. Pignotti (ITA-Ktm); 4. D. Gozzini (ITA-TM); 5. L. Mariani (ITA-TM).
OVERALL: 1. Gerald Delepine points 47; 2. Adrien Chareyre points 47; 3. Attilio Pignotti 38.
ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP: 1. Davide Gozzini points 256; 2. Attilio Pignotti 250; 3. Lorenzo Mariani 224.
INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION: 1. Adrien Chareyre points 262; 2. Davide Gozzini 230; 3. Attilio Pignotti 215.