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CEV Repsol grid positions resolved in Valencia

CEV Repsol grid positions resolved in Valencia

The official qualifying sessions of the penultimate round of the season were held today at the Valencia circuit, with Quartararo in Moto3™, Syahrin in Moto2™, Morales in Stock Extreme and Mateos in the Kawasaki Z Cup as the protagonists of the day's racing. Today’s sharp drop in temperatures in Cheste made things tough for the riders.

Fabio Quartararo (FRA-FTR) and María Herrera (SPA-KTM) were the fastest riders in each of the Moto3™ qualifying groups, first place finally being taken by the Frenchman. The rider from Toledo came next, a bare 19 thousandths of a second ahead of rider Alejandro Medina (SPA-KTM) who takes the last slot on the front row of the grid tomorrow. Behind and making up the second row of the grid will be Hafiq Azmi (MAL-KTM), Andrea Migno (ITA-FTR) and Remy Gardner (AUS-KTM).

As in the first race of the season, Hafizh Syahrin (MAL-Kalex) will start from pole position in Moto2™, followed by current leader of the category, Román Ramos (SPA-Ariane), who finished 0.751 seconds behind. The riders will be joined on the front row of the grid by the newcomer to the championship, Sebastián Porto (ARG-Kalex). The Argentine, now riding for TSR Motorsports after being absent from the international circuits for a number of years, has chosen the CEV Repsol to show his champion’s grit. Following the top three was Alex Mariñelarena (SPA-Kalex), less than a second behind the pole position rider, despite the recent fracture of his left hand. The quickest Superstock 600 rider was Abián Santana (SPA-Yamaha).

In Stock Extreme, the current champion of the class Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki) was the only one to lap under one minute 34 seconds, a time which has given him the first position this season. Together with the Team Calvo rider on the front row will be Xavier Forés (SPA-Ducati) and Iván Silva (SPA-BMW Motorrad). American rider Kenny Noyes heads the second row, followed by Venezuelan Robertini Pietri (VEN-Kawasaki). The fastest rider in the Spanish Stock Extreme Cup was Francisco Alviz (SPA-Kawasaki).

The run of pole positions continues for the Kawasaki Z Cup rider Alexander Mateos, who has notched up a pole slot for the third time this season. He is followed by Pere Llorens, with Francisco Valera completing the front row. Tomorrow we will see the crowning of the Kawasaki Z Cup Champion 2013.

MotoGP, 2014

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