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Meet the Wildcards: Aragon

Meet the Wildcards: Aragon

Three riders from the highly competitive CEV Repsol series will join the World Championship for wildcard appearances in Aragon.

The FIM CEV Moto3™ Junior World Championship is seen by many as the best training ground to prepare for the World Championship and the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon will see two of the classes top riders make their World Championship debut. Davide Pizzoli will line up with the Husqvarna Factory Laglisse team alongside fellow CEV front-runner Lorenzo Dalla Porta in Aragon, Dalla Porta having recently been drafted into the World Championship squad. In the CEV Pizzoli sits 12th overall having achieved a best finish of fourth in Aragon. The Italian, nicknamed ‘Dadda’, has raced in Italy but has spent the past several years competing in Spain.

One of the FIM CEV Moto3™ Junior World Championship’s biggest surprises in 2015 has been Khairui Idham Pawi, a Malaysian rider who finished second in just his second race in the series. With a total of three podiums in seven races on almost entirely new circuits, the Honda Team Asia rider has surpassed the expectations of almost everyone and is already being talked about by many World Championship teams for 2016.

The Moto2™ World Championship will also see a wildcard in the form of Federico Fuligni, an Italian who frequently trains with Valentino Rossi at his ranch. It has been a mixed season for Fuligni in the Moto2™ European Championship, but two fourths at Aragon proved it’s a circuit he’s very comfortable with. At just 20 years old, the Team Ciatti rider, who wildcarded in the 2014 San Marino GP, is hopeful of gaining more experience to enable him to battle for the podium in the CEV.

Sena Yamada, yet another FIM CEV Moto3™ Junior World Championship rider, will also join the World Championship in Aragon but as a replacement for the injured Fabio Quartararo in the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team. Yamada, a twice All Japan Road Race Champion in the lightweight class, races for Estrella Galicia 0,0’s junior outfit in the CEV and is familiar with both the bike and the Aragon circuit. The 21 year old is also no stranger to the World Championship, having twice run as a wildcard in Motegi in both 2013 and 2014.


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