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Moto2 calls on Jerez

Moto2 calls on Jerez

Winner of the first ever race in the new intermediate category Shoya Tomizawa looks to defend his early Championship lead at the Gran Premio bwin de España.

Moto2 got off to a fantastic start at round one and the action was frantic from the very start in Qatar, with three of the front row not making it past the end of the first lap. In Spain Stefan Bradl (Viesmann Kiefer Racing), Alex de Angelis (RSM Team Scot) and Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) will all be desperate to make amends at the second round of the World Championship.

Taking the honour of the first ever victory in the category was Shoya Tomizawa of the Technomag-CIP team, with the youngster riding his race to perfection to secure the first Grand Prix win of his career. The Japanese rider could extend his early lead at the top of the standings even further at Jerez, a track he has raced at just once before. Last season’s placement of 12th in the 250cc class indicates that the 19 year-old knows his way round the circuit well enough to be able to expect to mount a challenge for a strong result.

Alex Debón (Aeroport de Castelló-Ajo) and Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) completed the podium at Losail, and having tasted success will both be feeling confident ahead of round two. Toni Elías (Gresini Racing) took an admirable fourth spot at the opening race despite not being in his best possible physical shape as he still felt the effects of the injuries sustained in a pre-season testing crash at Jerez. Further recovered in time for the return to the circuit, the Spanish rider will be confident in his ability to challenge for the podium.

Those riders who performed well in pre-season but were unable to take points in Qatar will also want to have strong showings at Jerez. Claudio Corti (Forward Racing), Kenny Noyes (Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas), Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) and Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX) will be determined to score notable results at round two, whilst the remainder of the 40-strong Championship will also be keen to launch their seasons. Vladimir Leonov (Vector Kiefer Racing) will also be sufficiently recovered from the fractured elbow he suffered in Qatar.

Added to the entry list for the Gran Premio bwin de España are wildcard riders Ivan Moreno and Amadeo Llados, both Spaniards and riding for Andalucia Cajasol and Llados Racing Team respectively.

The Gran Premio bwin de España takes place from April 30th-May 2nd, with the opening practice session in the Moto2 class taking place on Friday April 30th at 3.10pm local time.

Moto2, 2010, GRAN PREMIO bwin DE ESPAÑA

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