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Migno, Ramos and Forés lead qualifying sessions of CEV Repsol in Albacete

Migno, Ramos and Forés lead qualifying sessions of CEV Repsol in Albacete

The Albacete circuit today hosted the qualifying rounds of the CEV Repsol. With the weather mostly fair, over a hundred riders took to the track in search of the best positions on the grid tomorrow.

With the large number of entries in Moto3™ the younger riders had to be split into two groups. Rain around midday together with a light wind kept riders from improving their first session times. Andrea Migno (ITA-FTR) will start from pole position, giving him a fresh chance at the podium – in the last CEV Repsol event (also at Albacete) he fell while leading the race. He will be joined on the first row of the grid by Bryan Schouten (NED-FTR), and Jorge Navarro (SPA-MIR Racing).

The first session of the morning in Moto2™ was also the most fruitful for Román Ramos (SPA-Ariane), Alex Mariñelarena (SPA-Suter) and Russell Gómez (SPA-AJR), all three posting their best times of the day. The riders will occupy the first row of the grid, with only a few thousandths of a second separating them. Grand Prix rider Kyle Smith (GBR-Kalex), who recently joined the championship, grabbed a useful fifth place. Alejandro Esteban (SPA-Kawasaki) was the quickest Superstock 600 rider.

Once again, the star of Stock Extreme was Xavier Forés (SPA-Ducati), who seems to be going from strength to strength after a difficult time with his former team. Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki) and Iván Silva (SPA-BMW Motorrad) -now fully recovered from his shoulder injury- complete the front row yet again. The best rider of the Spanish Stock Extreme Cup for privateers was Raul Martínez (SPA-Kawasaki).

MotoGP, 2013

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