Kleber Augusto wins the opening race of the Supermoto Cup Brazil
Registro, in the Ribeira Valley , was chosen as the venue for the opening of Supermoto Cup Brazil 2014. The event was scheduled for April 13th. The forecast was for rain and there were two other championships ( motocross and road race ) on the same date , but the riders committed to Supermoto attended and gave a show for the public.
Sm3 Pro was the class with the highest number of riders and Adelmo Vieira was the big winner . Adelmo fell in the middle of the race and was dropped to fourth position . Alex Pavaneli took the lead on the second to last lap, with Herbert Zangrossi second. In Contention position, Alex and Herbert fell and Adelmo took the lead again, this time with Felipe Teixeira second. Alex Pavaneli finished the race in third, Herbert Zangrossi fourth and Gilson Viscardi and fifth .
The Featured category was for Rafael Velasco. As he had no other competitors in its class , the boy, only 11 years old, raced with the adults and gave a show aboard a ttr 125cc .
In SM3A Wilson Guimarães took the lead followed by Roberto Gázquez and Khadun Lima in second and third. Gázquez tried to overtake Guimarães, but fell, recovered, and took second place again. The Final result : Wilson Guimarães first , Roberto Gázquez second, Marcelo Caetano third,Khadun Lima fourth and Fernando Zangrossi in fifth .
In Between SM3A and SM4 it began to rain.
In SM4 , the only rider who opted for rain tires, Fornielles Anderson, was in the lead from start to finish. The other riders had to be more cautious because the wet asphalt with slicks proved to be a very difficult task. Rounding out the podium came Emerson Menezes in second, Uanderson Menezes third,Beto Vieira fourth and Ranieri Brasil in fifth.
The fight in SM2 was very good. Luciano Rodriguez had pole position, but Bruno Campanatti took first after leaving the first corner. On lap one Luciano took the lead, tried to hold a strong pace and fell. Bruno Campanatti was the only rider with slicks and could not hold the position . Final result : Francisco Foz first, Luciano Rodriguez second, Bruno Campanatti third, Thyrson Rodriguez fourth and José Ferreira in fifth.
In the main category SM1 Kleber Augusto (#44) of Master Supermoto Sports had the race from start to finish and added more important points for his race to the championship, taking his teammate Igor Varone (#33) to second place , Fernando Orsi (#138) was third and Cleber Guimarães (#145) fourth. The race was exciting , because the track conditions were uncertain. From the start, Kleber Augusto risked everything to keep his position , leaving the pilot Cleber Guimarães (#145) for Igor Varone (#33) who had great start, taking the 3rd position from Cleber (#145), but the pilot suffered a fall even in 1st round leaving way for the team Master Supermoto Sports to take the first and second position. Fernando Orsi (#138) was in third place and was the only rider to choose slicks over rain tires, with that he tried to make the difference to Igor Varone (#33), But Igor(#33) remained ahead, 4th place was Cleber Guimarães (#145).
" I do not know what's worse ... riding in the rain with slicks or rain tires in the dry. It was a very difficult test, my biggest struggle has been with the bike, "said Kleber Augusto, winner of the race.
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