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Final straight of the CEV Buckler sees three titles at stake at Jerez

Final straight of the CEV Buckler sees three titles at stake at Jerez

The Jerez circuit hosts the sixth and penultimate round of the CEV Buckler 2009 this weekend with three titles at stake, as 136 riders from 16 countries participate, including seven from the forthcoming Moto2 category.

Traditionally, the two final rounds of the CEV Buckler bring together a number of riders from around the world, after the conclusion of their respective national championships. For those in the 125GP category this provides a perfect platform to display their credentials for a possible inclusion in the World Championship, with MotoGP teams watching on with great interest.

Cadiz rider Alberto Moncayo looks well placed to be crowned Spanish Champion in the 125GP category, which he can achieve by scoring one point more than Maverick Viñales. Moncayo, whose participation in the 2010 World Championship was confirmed this week, will face rivals who will make their debuts in the 2009 CEV Buckler such as World Championship rider Johann Zarco, and some of the most promising riders from the Red Bull Rookies Cup will also come up against Moncayo. South African Matthew Scholtz and Japanese Daijiro Hiura will be riding, as well as regular rivals Miguel Oliveira, Adrian Martin and Louis Rossi.

Carmelo Morales finds himself in a situation similar to that of Moncayo, as he travels to Jerez with a 29-point advantage over Bernat Martinez, and 33 ahead of Ivan Silva in the Extreme category. With two races – and 50 points – still to be disputed, Kenny Noyes, Jose Luis Cardoso and Javier del Amor have mathematical chances of catching Morales, however remote. One certainty is that it will be an exciting race.

Sharing the track with the Extreme, seven Moto2 machines will meet in the highest number seen so far. Apart from Dani Rivas and Shuhei Aoyama (both Blusens Honda BQR), Javier Forés (Laglisse YM2) and Dani Arcas (AJR La Selva), there will be two rider replacements and one new incorporation. Once the participation of Antonio Banderas’ team – to be led by Dani Devahive – is confirmed in the Moto2 World Championship, Joan Olivé will ride the bike developed thus far by Aleix Espargaró. Spanish Supersport champion in 2007, Brit Graeme Gowland, returns to the CEV Buckler with the FTR team of Joe Darcey, who presented Diego Lozano at Montmeló. Finally, the new incorporation is Pablo Barrio from the AJR team Ateconsa will also attend CEV Buckler for the first time this season.

In the Supersport category, following the redistribution of points after the sanction for Angel Rodriguez was confirmed, Scottish rider Kev Coghlan could be crowned champion. Tenth at Jerez will be enough for him to win the title, even if second-placed Iván Moreno wins the race. Also defending their positions in the standings will be Adrián Bonastre and Jordi Torres. The presence of some riders who will ride in the Moto2 World Championship has also been confirmed, with Roberto Pietri and Yannick Guerra as well as the still to be confirmed Xavier Simeon.

The schedule of next Sunday’s races is as follows:

10.30am: Extreme/Moto2
11.45am: 125GP
1pm: Supersport

For further information and photos visit www.cevbuckler.com and www.rfme.net

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MotoGP, 2009

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