CEV Repsol: FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship title to be decided 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™ JWCh, 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™ ECh 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 is 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 schedule for Sunday’s races is as follows:
Moto3™ Race 1 (18 laps) 11.00 h
ETC (17 laps) 12.00 h
Moto2™ (19 laps) 13.00 h
Moto3™ Race 2 (18 laps) 14.00 h
ETC Series 2 (17 laps) 15.00 h
As usual, the entrance to the paddock will be free over the weekend. In addition, FIM CEV Repsol fans who go to the main paddock access (Info Point 1) of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo on Sunday morning from 9.00 onwards can get a pass to take part in the Pit Lane Walk. Only firstcomers will get a pass for the Pit Lane Walk with a maximum of two passes per person. The Pit Lane Walk will take place at 10.15 am and will start from the exterior of the control tower.
Television networks and new media platforms in Europe and many countries are showing more and more interest in live broadcasts or on demand videos of FIM CEV Repsol events.
In Spain, DAZN will include the FIM Moto3™ JWCh, Moto2™ ECh and ETC in its programming, showing each of the scheduled races – as will BT Sports in both in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with live broadcasts of all races in each category. Also new is that Canal Plus in France will broadcast all the races live on Canal+ Sport. In Italy, Sky will broadcast live the FIM Moto3™ JWCh and Moto2™ ECh races.
In Belgium, GP Inside will offer live broadcasts of all the Championship races. Through Eurosportplayer (Holland and Romania) Eurosport will also offer live coverage of the FIM Moto3™ JWCh and Moto2™ ECh and ETC. In Portugal, Sport TV consolidates its commitment to motorcycling with live or recorded broadcasts of all the races scheduled throughout the season. Hungarian fans will be able to follow the young hopefuls of the European Talent Cup thanks to the recorded broadcast of ETC races by the Spiler TV channel.
By means of its digital platform the Motorsport group will broadcast live all the FIM Moto3™ JWCh, Moto2™ ECh and ETC races, with worldwide coverage except in the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy which will offer the same content through other media partners. The Edgesport Channel will show live all the FIM Moto3™ JWCh, Moto2™ ECh and ETC races, which will be available 24/7 on various platforms with coverage in Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Cambodia , China, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Solomon Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
In addition, in those countries without television coverage, all races will be broadcast live on the championship’s YouTube channel.