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CEV Buckler arrives at Albacete

CEV Buckler arrives at Albacete

Three weeks after the start of the season at Catalunya the 2010 CEV Buckler returns at the Albacete Circuit, where the second round of the Championship will be contested this weekend

A total of 124 riders will compete across the three categories, as on this occasion there will be no Kawasaki Ninja Cup race.

The number taking part in the 125GP class is high, with up to 47 riders divided into two groups for the practice sessions. The attention will be centred on whether Alex Rins can repeat his season-opening win from Montmeló. It will not be easy for him however, with rivals Maverick Viñales and Miguel Oliveira well used to the Albacete asphalt. Also challenging will be the winner of last year’s race at the track Isaac Viñales, as well as Iván Maestro and wildcard riders of the Junior GP Racing Team, Italian duo Luigi Morciano and Alessandro Tonucci, who was second in the 2009 European Championship race at the circuit.

The Moto2 category had a spectacular initiation and the 35 riders who are due to start the race at Albacete promise to make the second round just as exciting. The two Griful riders Jordi Torres and Dani Rivas will find it difficult to repeat their one-two achieved in the opening race and will face stiff competition from others in the field who, for various reasons, did not score points at Montmeló, riders such as Carmelo Morales, Yago Hernández and Iván Silva. David De Gea, Kev Coghlan and Xavier Simeón will also be seeking to challenge for higher positions than they took in round one. Iván Moreno and Ricky Cardús will also want to consolidate the strong form they displayed in Catalunya.

The debut of the Stock Extreme also delivered a highly competitive first race and in Albacete maintains an entry list of 42 riders. The two BMW machines of Forés and Rocamora, first and second at Montmeló, will encounter strong competition from Barragán, Hidalgo, Bonastre and above all Javier del Amor, who will hope the layout of the Albacete track does not conflict with the fuel consumption of his Ducati after he ran out of fuel on the final lap at Montmeló.

The times of the races this Sunday are as follows:

10.45am Moto2

12pm 125GP

1.15pm Stock Extreme

TVE plan to broadcast the 125GP race live on La1, and will offer extended highlights of the Moto2 race.

MotoGP, 2010

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