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CEV Buckler starts final run-in at Valencia

CEV Buckler starts final run-in at Valencia

The next two weekends will decide the Spanish National Titles in the 125GP and Moto2 categories, with Valencia providing the first site as the CEV Buckler arrives immediately after the conclusion of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.

In the 125GP class three riders are still in with a chance of winning the title. Maverick Viñales leads the standings with an 11-point advantage over Alex Rins and 12 on Miguel Oliveira. As has become the regular tradition the number of riders entering the final rounds of the CEV Buckler has increased as the youngsters attempt to display their talents in the hope of securing a place in next season’s World Championship. Of particular note will be the presence of World Championship rider Danny Kent, who will ride the prototype designed by Harald Bartol which was presented at the last race at Albacete, along with Isaac Viñales who has already been confirmed as a World Championship rider for 2011 with CBC Corse.

In the Moto2 category the number of candidates for the title is higher. Carmelo Morales is the current leader but holds just a seven-point lead over Kev Coghlan and Dani Rivas, and nine over Jordi Torres. The result in Valencia could be decisive for the title. A total of 36 riders have entered this race, with Randy Krummenacher making his debut in the category on the Kalex he will ride in next year’s World Championship. Axel Pons will also ride on the Kalex of his Tenerife 40 Pons team with whom he has competed in the 2010 World Championship.

With the Stock Extreme title already taken by Javier Forés the Valencian rider has decided to participate in two races, also riding in the Moto2 contest – a category in which he has ridden some World Championship races this year, including last Sunday. The main focus in Valencia will be the battle for the Stock Extreme Championship runner-up position between Javier del Amor and Santiago Barragán, a race in which the latter of the two (the new European Superstock 1000 Champion) could secure the best privateer title in the category.

The fourth category on the list, the Kawasaki Ninja Cup, will see the 2010 Champion decided at Valencia as the class celebrates its final race of the year. Ángel Molero is the leader on 78 points, eight ahead of Adrián Menchén. Also in with a mathematical chance is Alex Mariñelarena, who is 16 points adrift of Molero.

The times of the races are as follows (Spanish local time):

10:45 Moto2
12:00 125GP
13:00 Kawasaki Ninja Cup
14:00 Stock Extreme

MotoGP, 2010

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