The Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto was the ideal setting for the sixth round of the FIM CEV Repsol, in which Edgar Pons (AGR) Team) chalked up his third consecutive triumph in Moto2™ and Matteo Bertelle (SIC 58 Squadra Corse) took both wins in the European Talent Cup. Óscar Ibáñez (Noyes Camp) won the second European Kawasaki Z Cup race of the weekend.
In Moto2™, Edgar Pons was unstoppable on the way to his third consecutive victory. The AGR Team rider led away and lap by lap he pulled clear, followed by Jesko Raffin (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior, photo1)). Hector Garzó (Team Wimu CNS), who set the pole time but who was sanctioned and started down the grid, was hit by Miquel Pons (Bullit) in the second corner and was out of the race. Marc Alcoba (Dynavolt Intact Junior Team) also crashed out on the third lap when he was running third. Dimas Ekky (Astra Honda Racing Team) moved into third place, a good distance behind the leader of the category, Jesko Raffin. With five laps to go the Astra Honda Racing Team rider was overtaken by Tommaso Marcon (Team Ciatti), who took the last position on the podium. David Sanchís (EasyRace Moto2 Team) was the best in the Superstock 600 category. Edgar Pons took the Repsol free fuel cheque. Jesko Raffin will start the next meeting in Albacete as leader of the category, 47 points clear of this Sunday’s winner.
Matteo Bertelle claimed victory in the first race of the ETC in a thrilling final lap. From the start Carlos Torrecillas (Moto Point Team) led the race followed by Xavier Artigas (Honda Impala) with Matteo Bertelle, José Antonio Rueda (Talent Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) and David Salvador (Cuna de Campeones) further back, along with other riders.
By the seventh lap a group of nine riders were setting up to challenge for the victory, among whom were Adrián Fernández (Ajo Motosport) and Marcos Uriarte (MRE Talent). Carlos Torrecillas fell with two laps to go. On the last lap, Matteo Bertelle was leading the race when second placed Xavier Artigas passed him on the last corner. However, the SIC 58 Squadra Corse rider ended up crossing the line just 10 thousandths ahead of his challenger, with José Antonio Rueda (Talent team Estrella Galicia 0,0) third in the wake of the new leader of the category, Xavier Artigas. Matteo Bertelle was presented with the Repsol free fuel cheque.
In the second ETC race of the day Matteo Bertelle secured another rousing victory, followed by David Salvador (Cuna de Campeones) and Xavier Artigas. The race was electrifying with an initial group of nine riders growing to 15 fighting for victory. On the last lap, Adrián Fernández, José Antonio Rueda, Julián Giral (Talent Team Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Carlos Torrecillas lost their chances after crashing out in separate incidents. The Repsol free fuel cheque went to Matteo Bertelle. Xavier Artigas is the new leader of the category, with Víctor Rodríguez (Laglisse Academy) 21 points behind and David Salvador trailing the leader by 30 points.
The second EKZ Cup race of the weekend was stopped by a red flag after an accident, and Óscar Ibáñez took his first victory in the restarted race. Joan Sardanyons (Proelit) remains leader despite not having ridden at Jerez after being injured in a fall during Friday’s practice session.
At the event FIM Europe First Deputy President Martin de Graaff was present. “The European Talent Cup offered exciting races with many changes in the leading group. Besides that, more than 40 riders took part to the event”, stated Mr de Graaff.
The next round of the FIM CEV Repsol will take place at Albacete on October 14.
Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/645