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Red Bull MotoGP Academy compete in Spanish Championship event

Red Bull MotoGP Academy compete in Spanish Championship event

Academy trio place sixth, seventh and eighteenth at penultimate round of CEV Buckler in Valencia.

The Red Bull MotoGP Academy riders were in action at the penultimate round of the CEV Buckler Spanish Championship in Valencia on Sunday, further gaining experience with the intention of a World Championship assault in the near future.

The highest finisher for the Academy was American rider Cameron Beaubier, on his way to the factory KTM team on the world stage in 2009. Beaubier further familiarised himself with the Austrian machinery in a mixed weekend, starting well before experiencing rear tyre problems. Despite his difficulties, Beaubier placed sixth in the Spanish event.

Just behind was fellow Red Bull MotoGP Academy teen Danny Kent, whose race was almost a polar opposite to that of his colleague. Kent started badly due to a clutch problem, before picking up his pace in the latter part of the race. The Briton put in his fastest lap on the penultimate time around the Valencia track, taking him up to seventh.

Participating in another European race was JD Beach, newly-incorporated into the youth initiative and winner of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Beach placed eighteenth from twenty-second on the grid.

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