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Barberá, Bataille, del Amor and Oliver take CEV victories in Catalunya

Barberá, Bataille, del Amor and Oliver take CEV victories in Catalunya

Barberá, Bataille, del Amor and Oliver take CEV victories in Catalunya

Héctor Barberá (Aprilia, 125cc), Eric Bataille (Honda, 250cc), Javier del Amor (Yamaha, Supersport) and Daniel Oliver (Suzuki, Formula Extreme) all emerged victorious in the third round of the CEV Fortuna 2002 (Spanish Championship) at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend in front of 10,000 spectators.

Barberá took his second win of the season after a tough battle with Italian youngster Fabrizio Lai. Third place went to another promising Spanish youngster in the shape of Julio Simón (Honda). Team Aspar Grand Prix rider Barberá now leads the series by seven points from Lai, with Simón another nine points behind. Alvaro Bautista (Team Atlético de Madrid) was unable to maintain joint leadership of the championship when his engine broke down on the warm-up lap.

In the 250 category the newly-crowned French Champion Eric Bataille won by 0.075 seconds from RFME Grand Prix team-mates Héctor Faubel and Raúl Jara, meaning that no rider in this category has scored more than one win so far this season. Alvaro Molina took victory at the opening round at Albacete and Faubel topped the podium in Jerez. The Spaniard now leads the championship by 17 points from Jara.

Thrills and spills were the order of the day in the Supersport class, where Javier del Amor picked up another win to move to the top of the rider standings. He was joined on the podium by Guim Roda and Daniel Ribalta, who are also second and third in the championship with a 10 point defecit from the Team Yamaha D´Antín rider.

Finally, Daniel Oliver took another victory in the first season of the Formula Extreme series in Spain. Eduard Ullastres and Josep Sardà also scored podium finishes and trail Oliver in the championship by 15 points.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Joan Olive

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