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The FIM CEV Repsol returns to action at Albacete

The FIM CEV Repsol returns to action at Albacete

After the summer break, the riders are currently en route to the Albacete circuit, whose facilities have recently been modernized.

With half of the season completed, the Moto3™ Junior World Championship is on fire. The minimal difference in the performances of the young riders vying for the honours has turned the category into a veritable crucible of emotions. Joan Mir (SPA-Honda), his position strengthened after the MotorLand event thanks to two victories and 50 points, has significantly cut the lead still held by Arón Canet (SPA-Honda). Khairul Idham Pawi’s (MAL-TSR Honda) strong position in the rankings reflects his consistency and perseverance, and the good work done so far is now paying off race after race. Albacete could also be a good opportunity for prominent riders such as Nicolò Bulega (ITA-KTM) - sixth place at this circuit last season - Albert Arenas (SPA-Husqvarna) or Bo Bendsneyder (NED-Honda) to shine.

Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex) holds a commanding lead at the head of the Moto2™ European Championship category. The Páginas Amarillas HP40 Junior rider, who has won four of his five races so far this season, will face rivals Xavi Vierge (SPA-TECH3) - with four podiums out of five - and South African Steven Odeendal (RSA-Kalex), who demonstrated his growing improvement in the last round at MotorLand when he took a second and a third place. In the Superstock 600 category, Abián Santana (SPA-Yamaha) – who will miss this round-, has a comfortable lead of 54 points over his nearest rival, Marcos Ramírez (SPA-Yamaha).

There will be two Superbike European Championship races in Albacete, which means that the strong riders of the category such as Carmelo Morales (SPA-Yamaha), current leader, Iván Silva (SPA-BMW) or Robertino Pietri (VEN-Yamaha) will be closing in quickly on the final stretch of the championship. Since in this event as well as the next two, the Superbike European Championship will feature two races, any mistake could be crucial in the battle for the points available in each event. Axel Maurin (FRA-Kawasaki) continues to lead the privateer riders points table in the Superbike European Championship, although Pierre Texier (FRA-Kawasaki) and Eeki Kuparinen (FIN-Kawasaki) are not far behind.

With regard to the reigning FIM CEV Repsol Superbike champion, Kenny Noyes, the FIM CEV Repsol family is closely following his gradual recovery from injuries sustained in the fall at MotorLand Aragón, and would like to send him all the best wishes for his continuing improvement.

The Kawasaki Z Cup riders will also face two races this weekend, which could be decisive as regards positions in the overall standings. After Albacete, the three leading riders Víctor Lozano (SPA), Joan Sardanyons (SPA) and Javier Valera (SPA) will be left with just one race - at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana - to score decisive points.

Sunday’s race schedule is as follows:

11:00h: Superbike (20 laps)
12:00h: Moto2™ (20 laps)
13:00h: Moto3™ (19 laps)
14:00h: Superbike (20 laps)
15:00h: Kawasaki Z Cup (19 laps)

In addition, on Sunday at 10.20h there will be a minute’s silence at the starting line in remembrance of the sad loss of Dani Rivas, Bernat Martínez and Joan Garriga.

FIM CEV Repsol, 2015

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