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Round three of the CEV Buckler Championship in Catalunya

Round three of the CEV Buckler Championship in Catalunya

Riders will vie for the win in the 125GP, Moto2, Stock Extreme and Kawasaki Ninja Cup categories, bringing 135 riders from 15 different nations.

Two weeks after bringing together the best riders in the world to its premises for the fifth MotoGP round of 2011, the Circuit de Catalunya hosts the third round of the CEV Buckler Championship this weekend.

In the 125GP race, the attention will be on the two riders on Emilio Alzamora’s team: Álex Márquez and Álex Rins. The team mates are even in the point standings after sharing the top two positions at the Jerez and Motorland races. 31 riders will join them, 17 of whom are foreigners. Also contesting the field will be Jorge Navarro, who has had two third place finishes, and Joseph Rodriguez, who will attempt to improve his season that at the moment is complicated.

An identical situation exists in the Moto2 class: Two riders on the Gigaset Laglisse team arrive at Montmeló even in points. Carmelo Morales and Jordi Torres, both moonlighting the CEV Buckler Championship from their Moto2 World Championship rides, defend their positions against such contenders as Iván Moreno – who was third at both races already held, and Tomoyoshi Koyama and Jake Gagne, who have both just confirmed their participation as wildcards at the Indianapolis GP, not to mention Román Ramos or the young Adrián Menchén.

Extreme Stock will again be the busiest grid, with a total of 40 entries. Santiago Barragán has won two races so far, both in which Javier del Amor placed second, but Motorland could see a group of young newcomers to the category who will give them trouble, such as Kyle David Smith or Alejandro Mariñelarena. Iván Silva is also a strong candidate to join the fight, while Dani Rivas will be sidelined due to injury.

The 25 riders signed up for the Kawasaki Ninja Cup promise once again to offer a great show as seen in Motorland, where the racing was very close. Alart Antonio won the first two rounds, but Adriá Araujo, Miguel Angel Poyatos or Alan Vilches are all good bets for the victory.

MotoGP, 2011

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