Jerez could be decisive in the FIM CEV Repsol calendar. With three rounds to go before the end of the season in Valencia on November 10, things could get hot at the Circuit of Jerez-Angel Nieto. The classification of the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship is tight and, in both Moto2 ™ and the European Talent Cup, their respective leaders could go a long way towards settling the title – especially in the ETC where there will be two races, as in Moto3™.
In the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Jeremy Alcoba (Laglisse Academy) is the overall leader with an 18-point advantage over Barry Baltus (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team); Xavier Artigas (Leopard Impala Junior Team) is third on 94 points – 24 points behind Alcoba. Artigas arrives in Jerez full of confidence after getting his first Moto3™ victory in the last round of the FIM CEV Repsol in MotorLand Aragón where Alcoba was second and Davide Pizzoli (Leopard Impala Junior Team) took the remaining podium slot.
Yuki Kunii (Asia Talent Team) hasn’t yet recovered from injury and will miss the Jerez meeting and with it the chances of challenging for the lead, something which looked possible early on in the season after Valencia. Carlos Tatay (Andreas Pérez 77 Foundation), fifth overall, is riding high after being proclaimed champion of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and Ryusei Yamanaka (Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) will also be doing his utmost to get back on the podium and improve his sixth position in the table.
Edgar Pons (Baiko Racing Team) occupies a privileged position in the Moto2™ European Championship. The Baiko Racing Team rider has only been off the podium in one of the seven races so far: in the first at MotorLand, although in the second he made up for it with a win. With this consistency it is not be surprising that he leads the category by 45 points over Niki Rikhard Tuuli (Team Stylo Bike). Héctor Garzó (CNS Motorsport), third and only three points behind Tuuli, will be looking to repeat or improve his performance at MotorLand where he won the first race and was runner-up in the second.
After Jerez, 75 points will remain at stake and Pons could leave the Moto2™ EChtitle almost in the bag for the next FIM CEV Repsol round in Albacete. In Superstock 600, Alessandro Zetti (FAU55 El Señor de las Bolsas) continues as leader of the category with 139 points against the 107 points of Joan Diaz Corbella (DCR Racing Team).
Izán Guevara (Cuna de Campeones) almost has the ETC title sewn up. The leader of the ETC not only has a lead of 58 points over the second classified Fermín Aldeguer (Bester Capital Dubai), but he arrives in Jerez after winning the last five races of this very competitive category.
This Sunday there will be two ETC races, with 50 points at stake; from then there will only be another 50 points left in play, 25 in Albacete and 25 in Valencia. Guevara will have his first opportunity to take the title of champion if Aldeguer, Iván Ortolá (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team), (in third, 63 points behind the leader), and others are unable to prevent it.
The schedule for next Sunday’s races is as follows:
Moto3™ Race 1 (16 laps): 11.00
European Talent Cup Race 1 (15 laps): 12.00
Moto2™ Race 1 (17 laps): 13.00
Moto3™ Race 2 (16 laps): 14.00
European Talent Cup Race 2 (15 laps): 15.00
European Talent Cup Serie 2 (15 laps): 16.00
As usual, the entrance to the paddock will be free over the weekend. In addition, FIM CEV Repsol fans who go to the main paddock access of the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto on Sunday morning from 9.00 onwards can get a pass to take part in the Pit Lane Walk. Only firstcomers will get a pass for the Pit Lane Walk with a maximum of two passes per person. The Pit Lane Walk will take place at 10.15 am and will start from the control tower.
Television networks and new media platforms in Europe and many countries are showing more and more interest in live broadcasts or on demand videos of FIM CEV Repsol events. In Spain, DAZN will include the FIM Moto3™ JWCh, Moto2™ ECh and ETC in its programming, showing each of the scheduled races – as will BT Sports in both in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with live broadcasts of all races in each category. Also new is that Canal Plus in France will broadcast all the races live on Canal+ Sport. In Italy, Sky will broadcast live the FIM Moto3™ JWCh and Moto2™ ECh races.
In Belgium, GP Inside will offer live broadcasts of all the Championship races. Through Eurosportplayer (Holland and Romania) Eurosport will also offer live coverage of the FIM Moto3™ JWCh and Moto2™ ECh and ETC. In Portugal, Sport TV consolidates its commitment to motorcycling with live or recorded broadcasts of all the races scheduled throughout the season. Hungarian fans will be able to follow the young hopefuls of the European Talent Cup thanks to the recorded broadcast of ETC races by the Spiler TV channel.
By means of its digital platform the Motorsport group will broadcast live all the FIM Moto3™ JWCh, Moto2™ ECh and ETC races, with worldwide coverage except in the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy which will offer the same content through other media partners. The Edgesport Channel will show live all the FIM Moto3™ JWCh, Moto2™ ECh and ETC races, which will be available 24/7 on various platforms with coverage in Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Solomon Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
In addition, in those countries without television coverage, all races will be broadcast live on the championship’s YouTube channel.
All the results and information about the Championship are on the official website: www.fimcevrepsol.com