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Barberá, Faubel, del Amor and Oliver victorious in second round of CEV Fortuna 2002
Héctor Barberá (Aprilia, 125cc), Héctor Faubel (Aprilia, 250cc), Javier del Amor (Yamaha, Supersport) and Daniel Oliver (Suzuki, Formula Extreme) were the victors this weekend in the second round of the CEV Fortuna 2002 - (Spanish Speed Championship) - which took place at the Circuit of Jerez.
Héctor Barberá claimed victory in the 125cc race after a tough struggle with Julio Simón (Honda), and the Italian rider, Fabrizio Lai (Engines Engineering), who suffered mechanical problems on the final lap. Barberá moved joint-top of the championship standings thanks to the victory, he shares top spot with Alvaro Bautista who won the first round.
In the quarter-litre class, RFME rider Héctor Faubel triumphed ahead of Andorran Eric Bataille, and team-mate Raul Jara who suffered engine problems aboard his Aprilia. After the opening two rounds, Faubel has opened up a 13 point lead at the top of the provisional championship standings. $$$
In the Supersport category race, two separate groups quickly formed. The first featured the two pupils of Luis D'Antín, Javier del Amor and Oriol Fernández, and the second was made up of five riders; Escobar, Martínez, Gavira, Ribalta and Tomás. Eventually mechanical problems scuppered the challenge of the current champion, Oriol Fernandez, handing victory to his team-mate del Amor, who was joined on the podium by Agustín Escobar and Bernat Martínez. David Tomás leads the championship after winning the first round, and taking sixth place yesterday.
The Formula Extreme race also featured a group battle, but this time it was a straight fight to decide the winner. In the end Daniel Oliver, who started the race from pole, prevailed, taking advantage of the absence of Josep Sardà, winner of the first round of the new category, who was injured in training on Saturday. Victor Carrasco took second, and Iván Silva third.
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