Race 1: Piqueras robs Salmela in Le Mans
Rising Finnish star Rico Salmela rode a perfect race ahead of the KTM pack and so nearly scored his 2nd Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup victory. But the 15-year-old was passed at the penultimate corner complex by Angel Piqueras.
So the 16-year-old points leader stood for the Spanish National Anthem for the 4th time this season with Ruche Moodley, the 16-year-old South African, joining them on the podium.
It was yet another fabulous race and while Salmela looked cool and confident in front the battle behind was incredibly intense, anyone of 8 or 10 riders could have made the podium and even the win as Piqueras demonstrated.
Race 2: Piqueras wins stunning Rookies Le Mans race
Too much drama in Race 2 of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup at Le Mans but it didn't prevent Piqueras from taking his 5th win of the season and the 16-year-old Spaniard brilliantly held off Italian 15-year-old Guido Pini.
Spaniard Alberto Ferrandez took 3rd from Argentina's Marco Morelli as the 15-year-olds battled to the line for the final podium spot.