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Salom shakes up CEV Buckler with Jerez win

Salom shakes up CEV Buckler with Jerez win

Luis Salom overcame two regular World Championship participants to win the CEV Buckler 125GP race in Jerez.

The CEV Buckler Spanish Championship returned to action last weekend at the Circuito de Jerez, with Luis Salom the big winner in the 125GP class. The Blusens BQR Junior Team rider and competitor in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies cup took a spectacular victory and assumed the series lead after an exciting comeback through the field.

Overshadowing the young Spaniard´s victory was a restart-provoking accident on the opening lap, involving four riders. One of the unfortunate fallers was Axel Pons, son of former World Championship star Sito and a wildcard entrant in select 125cc races on the world stage this season. Pons was taken to hospital in nearby Cadiz following the incident, to undergo an operation on fractures to both his legs.

Thankfully the restart got away cleanly, with Salom having to make his way past some regular 125cc World Championship riders en route to victory. Efren Vazquez and Pere Tutusaus gave the Spaniard problems, with the former breaking away before a mechanical issue opened the field up once more.

Salom and Tutusaus overtook Vazquez and relegated him to third in the final stages of the race, with Italian rider Lorenzo Savadori just missing out on breaking the Spanish stronghold.

In other classes, Yamaha´s Carmelo Morales won the Formula Extreme race ahead of teammate Javier del Amor. Former MotoGP rider Jose Luis Cardoso maintained his lead in the category with third place.

The Supersport race was won by Angel Rodriguez in his third triumph of the season, whilst the Kawasaki Ninja Cup saw an intense final lap battle between Francisco Javier Oliver and Juan Francisco Risueno, with Oliver eventually winning out.

The new leader of the CEV Buckler, Salom will be defending the position when the championship returns to action in over a month´s time, in Albacete on July 27th.

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MotoGP, 2008

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