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Albacete welcomes the CEV Buckler 2011

Albacete welcomes the CEV Buckler 2011

Over a hundred riders will gather this weekend in Albacete for the fourth round of the CEV Buckler 2011, in the categories of 125GP, Moto2 and Stock Extreme.

This weekend, the last before the summer break, could prove to be key in the championships as many categories are still undecided.

Following his victory in Catalunya and the fall of his team mate Álex Márquez, Álex Rins has a comfortable lead ahead of the 125GP class, making him the strongest championship contender. Still, his 25-point lead over Márquez leaves no margin for error. Third overall is Italian rider Romano Fenati, one of only four riders along with Rins, Granado and Guevara, who has scored points in all three races.

The most exciting class in the Albacete round will be the Moto2 class, which features 38 entries, including the return of the reigning Stock Extreme Champion, Xavier Forés, who returns to the field after his stint in the World Championship Moto2 class. Rejoining his team, Forés takes his place behind the controls of Motorrad's new prototype Ariane 2. In addition, intense fighting in front of the class resumes: Jordi Torres and Carmelo Morales resolved their tie in points in Catalunya, but only five points remains between them. Third is Japanese rider Koyama, a consistent competitor who in Catalunya took his first podium in the category.

One rider who seems to be doing the best in the championship is Santiago Barragán, who leads the category of Stock Extreme. With three of three possible victories, Barragán comes to the very circuit where he was proclaimed European Champion last year. But just like Rins, his 26-point lead over Iván Silva will not allow him to relax, as the points advantage could evaporate if he crashes. Third overall is Xavier del Amor, whose crash in Catalunya set him back, having only scored four points.

MotoGP, 2011

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