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European Moto2, Talent Cup and Kawasaki Z Cup at Valencia (Spain) – Day 1

Eric Granado (Promoracing, photo1) in Moto2™, Francisco Gómez (Team Larresport) in the European Talent Cup and Joan Sardanyons in the European Kawasaki Z Cup took the last poles of the FIM CEV Repsol season at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. On Sunday the new Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup titles will be decided.

Moto2™ leader Eric Granado (Promoracing) took his second pole of the season at a circuit where he has won his last four races in the Moto2 ™ European Championship. The Promoracing rider is 16 points ahead of Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike), who will start third behind Héctor Garzó (Team Wimu CNS), and is the firm candidate to be crowned in Valencia, not only because of his points advantage over Ricky Cardús (Team Stylobike) but also because the Team Stylobike rider is hampered by a shoulder injury which was worsened after his fall in the World Championship race last Sunday where he replaced Thomas Luthi.

Joe Roberts (AGR Team), Steven Odendaal (NTS Sportscode T. Pro) and Lukas Tulovic (Forward Junior Team) will start from the second row. The first two riders, along with Eric Granado (Promoracing) and Federico Fuligni (Forward Junior Team), will be competing next season in the Moto2™ World Championship. Daniel Saez (Champi-JJ Saez) was the fastest in SSTK 600 in the Moto2™ category.

In the European Talent Cup, Manuel González (Halcourier Racing) and Meikon Kawakami (Playstation Laglisse Academy, photo2) will replay the duel between Marc Márquez and Andrea Dovizioso a week ago in the fight for the title. The Halcourier Racing rider has a 20-point lead over his Playstation Laglisse Academy rival, who will start second behind poleman Francisco Gómez (Team Larresport) in a first row completed by Andreas Pérez (Reale Avintia Academy). Andreas Pérez will double up and also take part in the Moto3™ race. Manuel González is clearly favourite to take the title even though he will start on Sunday from the third row of the grid.

Joan Sardanyons took pole in the European Kawasaki Z Cup, though the title has already been decided: Raul Martínez (Motorbike Moya Competition) is this season’s champion.
all of the races will be aired live on the Championship’s Youtube channel.

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