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CEV Repsol: Great wins for Arenas, Mariñelarena, Forés and Mateos at Albacete

CEV Repsol: Great wins for Arenas, Mariñelarena, Forés and Mateos at Albacete

High temperatures did not stop thirteen thousand fans enjoying some great racing at the third round of the superb CEV Repsol.

The day’s favourite in the Moto3™ category ―Luca Amato (GER-Mahindra)― managed to recover from starting problems at the beginning of the race, but a crash on the fifth lap left him out of the running.  Adrián Martín ―second on the grid― suffered the same bad luck when he hit the deck a few laps in. Alex Medina (SPA-KTM) took advantage of the situation and pushed hard out in front for much of the race, followed by Andrea Migno (ITA-FTR) who held on tenaciously. But both went down not far short of the chequered flag, leaving the podium positions wide open for the last lap. Albert Arenas (SPA-FTR), hung on to grab the victory, followed by Bryan Schouten (NED-FTR), who will take part as guest rider in the Grand Prix in Assen. Third place went to Marcos Ramírez (SPA-KTM).

In Moto2™ it looked like the race would be about four riders ―Ramos, Rivas, Syahrin and Mariñelarena― and so it turned out during the first third of the race. The first exciting laps saw a tense battle at the front with riders constantly overtaking and challenging for the lead, until Dani Rivas (SPA-Kalex) went down on lap ten. In the end Alex Mariñelarena (SPA-Suter) crossed the finish line first, with Román Ramos (SPA-Ariane) ―early leader on the first laps― behind him. Hafizh Syahrin (MAL-Kalex) took the last place on the podium, and is now in third place in the overall standings. First place in the Superstock 600 category went to Miquel Pons (SPA, Yamaha).

In Stock Extreme, Xavier Forés (SPA-Ducati) set up a stunning pace his rivals just couldn’t match. During the early stages of the race, the Ducati Pompone rider opened up a four-second gap, giving him a comfortable victory. Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki) nabbed second place, pulling  past Silva and Bonastre from fourth position. Iván Silva (SPA-BMW Motorrad) took his second podium of the season finishing in third place. Victory in the Spanish Privateer’s Cup in  Stock Extreme went to Andreas Martensson (SWE-Honda).

The second race of the Kawasaki Z Cup in this weekend was fought out on a track made difficult by increasing heat as the day wore on. Alexander Mateos powered home to grab the top spot on the podium for the second time in a row. Second place went to Pere Llorens, with Francisco Valera repeating the third place he earned in the race yesterday.

The next round of the CEV Repsol will take place at Albacete on 7th and 8th September, where the fourth round of the championship will be held.


MotoGP, 2013

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