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Italy wins in the Supermotard of Nations 2012 (SMoN)
Italy wins in the Supermotard of Nations 2012 (SMoN)

The Portuguese city of Portimao, more specifically the circuit of the Algarve, it was the perfect setting for the celebration last day October 7 of the seventh edition this 2012 of the Supermotard of Nations (SMoN), a competition that, as in the Motocross of Nations (MXoN) and the Six Days of Enduro (ISDE), faces the cream of each nation in teams to determine which is the most powerful as a whole. This year the table composed of Ivan Lazzarini (Honda), Massimo Beltrami (Honda) and Christian Ravaglia (KTM), led by the winner of the SMoN in 2008 Attilio Pignotti, were able to impose on almighty France and some revealing and excited members of the team of the Czech Republic, the new promises of the international supermotard.

The format of this competition consists of three pilots running for each country, thus in each heat two pilots from each squad take turns alternating their participations so as not to repeat the binomial. The Spanish team was weighed down from the start, since Israel Escalera was dismissed and as there was no substitute, we were relegated to not obtaining the score for their performances and having to settle for the fourteenth and last final place despite the good performance of Francesc Cucharrera and Alejandro Jover.

First round SMoN: Thomas Chareyre gives the first victory to France

France SMON

The first of the heats would be played under a brilliant star king, and Sylvain Bydart would take first when reaching the first corner, but Ivan Lazzarini (Honda) located in his wake passed him like a comet on the first lap. Behind him were Tomas Travnicek (Honda), Bydart himself, and the world champion Thomas chareyre, who a few laps later dedicated himself to getting rid of people (incredible the overtaking in pure acceleration of Lazzarini on the finish line. Be careful with the TM) and take the leadership based on fast laps. Already alone he would cross the finish line to a wheel, followed very far by the Italian Ivan Lazzarini second and the czech Tomas Travnicek third, giving the first victory to the Gauls and defining the members of the final podium with Italy and the Czech Republic.

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