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Third Superprestigio underway this weekend

Third Superprestigio underway this weekend

The third edition of the Superprestigio Dirt Track event is set to take place in Barcelona, top riders battling it out on the dirt oval.

A multitude of World Championship riders including Marc Marquez, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Alex Marquez, Xavi Vierge and Alex Rins will take part in the highly popular Superprestigio event. At the end of each season some of the best riders from all over the world gather in Barcelona for one last race. The MotoGP™ and WSBK riders swap their 1000cc machines for dirt bikes as they battle it out on the flat track oval, hoping to taste victory one last time.

Not only are the best road racers bashing bars together, they’re also up against AMA Flat Track specialists Jared Mees and Brad Baker. Baker and Marc Marquez have won a Superprestigio each and are out for a second crown, while reigning AMA GNC Champion Mees looks for his first win in the popular event.

Maria Herrera, Joan Mir, Ricky Cardus, Xavier Simeon, Marcel Schrotter, Mattia Pasini and Julian Simon will also be taking to the track and could present a surprise or two. Former Moto2™ riders Nico Terol, Mika Kallio, Toni Elias and Jordi Torres will also be back in action with their former GP rivals.

The final will be made up of riders from the Superprestigio class, where all the Grand Prix and WSBK riders are classed, and the Open class, consisting of various flat track, supermoto and speedway riders. A number of heat races will whittle the field down to just eight riders in the Super Final, battling it out for overall honours.

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MotoGP, 2016

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