Title decider time: can Tatay defy the odds?

Jeremy Alcoba takes a 46-point lead into the final two races as an intense finale awaits in Valencia

An intense FIM CEV Repsol season comes to an end this weekend at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, with the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship title still undecided after the ten races so far. The previous round in Albacete left Jeremy Alcoba (Laglisse Academy) within a hair of the championship and only something very unexpected could prevent him from taking the title in Valencia. Edgar Pons (Baiko Racing Team) and Izan Guevara (Cuna de Campeones) are already champions of the Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup.

In the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Jeremy Alcoba is poised to succeed: 46 points clear of the second classified rider, Carlos Tatay (Fundación Andreas Pérez 77), he only needs 5 of the 50 points left in play to become champion. In addition, the Laglisse Academy rider's move to the FIM Moto3™ World Championship with the Fausto Gresini team has already been made public. Carlos Tatay and Xavier Artigas (Leopard Impala Junior), who raced with an injury Albacete but still made a spectacular comeback (he started penultimate on the grid and finished sixth), will be fighting for the places on the final podium along with Barry Baltus (Ángel Nieto Junior Team). In addition, this last race will have the interest of the debut in the category of the ETC champion, Izan Guevara.

Héctor Garzó (CNS Motorsport) will seek to benefit from the home advantage to win the last race Moto2™ European Championship of the season, but current champion Edgar Pons will not make it easy. The Baiko Racing Team rider already took the pole and the win at the first visit of the FIM CEV Repsol to Valencia earlier this season. Héctor Garzó has assured the runner-up position but will be looking to end his season with a home win. Behind, Alessandro Zaccone (Promoracing) and Tommaso Marcon (Team Ciatti-Speed Up) will surely be going all out for a place on the last podium of the season.

In Superstock 600, Alessandro Zetti (Fau55 Racing) rides as leader of the category and with a 23-point advantage over the second classified Joan Diaz (DCR Racing Team) he has the title almost within his grasp.

In the ETC it hardly seems to matter that the title has already been decided: the races in this category are always thrilling, as in the last round in Albacete where José Antonio Rueda, Diogo Moreira and Adrián Cruces took a triple for the Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0.0. Valencia will decide which riders will accompany Izan Guevara on the final podium of the season: José Antonio Rueda is the second classified but with only two points advantage over David Alonso (Ángel Nieto Junior Team), six over Fermín Aldeguer (Bester Capital Dubai) and nine over Iván Ortolá (Ángel Nieto Junior Team), not to mention Diogo Moreira, in sixth position but just 16 points behind José Antonio Rueda.

The local time schedule for next Sunday's races is as follows:

- Moto3™ Race 1 (18 laps) 11.00
- ETC (17 laps) 12.00
- Moto2™ (19 laps) 13.00
- Moto3™ Race 2 (18 laps) 14.00
- ETC Series 2 (17 laps) 15.00

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