For the third consecutive year, after the summer break the four categories
of the FIM CEV Repsol return to a Navarra Circuit in excellent condition after
its recent resurfacing. With perfect summer weather forecast, the racing is
sure to be superb.
The unstoppable Fabio Quartararo (FRA-Honda) leads the Moto3™ category,
followed by Jorge Navarro (SPA-Ioda) - two outstanding young riders who have
seen their talent, hard work and sacrifice pay off. The French rider’s future
seems assured if he wins the championship, now that the regulations allow the
winner of the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 to participate in the Moto3 World
Championship even if he is younger than 16. Navarro, on the other hand, has
found a place in the World Championship as part of the Marc VDS Racing Team. It
is outstanding the rider’s excellent performance in the Red Bull Indianapolis
Grand Prix, where he took sixth place on the starting grid and finished among
the points. Also Hiroki Ono - in third place in the FIM CEV Repsol points table
- has gained a place as wild card rider for the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón,
riding a Honda for Honda Team Asia. Andrea Migno (ITA-Kalex) - fourth in the
overall standings – will be riding for Mahindra Racing for the remainder of the
Jesko Raffin (SWI-Kalex) starts the sixth round of Moto2™ at the head of the
standings. With 100 points to his credit and four first places out of five, the
Pons Racing rider has made it clear that 2014 is going to be his season. Just
14 points adrift comes German rider Florian Alt (GER-Kalex), whose consistency
and commitment make him a serious contender for the title. Sebastián Porto
(ARG-Kalex) is in third place in Moto2 with 69 points, with Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex)
on 55 points. In Superstock 600, Ferran Casas’ unstoppable series of wins leave
him with a well-deserved lead.
In the biggest category - Superbike - things are very close: Iván Silva,
strongly motivated after his first win this season in Albacete, occupies the
top slot. With three victories in the first six races and just nine points
behind the leader, Noyes, will be trying his best to get back onto the podium.
Behind him Robertino Pietri (VEN-Kawasaki) and Santiago Barragán (SPA-Kawasaki)
- just 2 and 3 points respectively behind the American rider - will be
challenging hard. As for the privateer riders, Raúl García (SPA-Kawasaki),
seems unbeatable, leading with 95 points.
The Kawasaki Z Cup resumes activity at the Navarra Circuit, after its last
appearance at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Between them Joan Sardanyons
and Francisco Javier Valera have taken the wins in the three races held
so far, leaving them in first and second place in the overall standings.
The schedule for next Sunday’s races is as follows:
11:00 Moto2-Superstock 600 (18 laps)
12:00 Superbike (18 laps)
13:00 Moto3 (17 laps)
14:00 Moto2-Superstock 600 (18 laps)
15:00 Kawasaki Z Cup (17 laps)
For the first time at this circuit, entry to the circuit and paddock will be
free on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, FIM CEV Repsol fans who go to the
Passes Centre on Sunday may collect a pass to take part in the Pit Lane Walk
which takes place before the start of racing.
At home the races can be seen live on the Movistar MotoGP channel of Movistar
TV and the Energy channel of Mediaset Spain. French fans can follow the Moto3
race live on Eurosport, while in Italy Sky will broadcast the Moto3 race live.
In other countries, all races will be broadcast on the Youtube championship channel.
All the results and information about the Championship can be found on the
official website: www.fimcevrepsol.com
More, from a press release issued by Palmeto PL Kawasaki:
Palmeto PL Kawasaki Out for Victory in Navarra in FIM CEV SBK
The Madrid team heads for Navarra intent on regaining the championship points lead in the premier Superbike class of the FIM CEV Repsol International Championship.
After a long two month summer break the FIM CEV International Championship resumes at the Circuit of Navarra in Los Arcos, Spain, with Palmeto Kawasaki riders American Kenny Noyes and Venezuelan Robertino Pietri currently second and third and only 9 and 11 points back respectively of the current leader.
Noyes, with three wins, the only rider with more than a single victory and Pietri who has three podium finishes and has scored in every round, completed successful tests last weekend at Navarra. The team’s third rider, Spaniard Lucas de Ullacia, also improved his previous best lap times in the tests and is confident of a strong performance.
Pedro Parajua (Team Director): “The test last week were important for us because Kenny had only ridden Moto2 bikes at Navarra and Robertino did not have a good weekend here last year. Both were quickly up to speed. Lucas also made steady improvement over the two-day tests. We are hoping for a dry weekend so that we can make use of what we learned in testing.”
FIM CEV International Superbike Points Standing After 6 of 10 Races
1. Ivan Silva (Spain) BMW S1000RR 97 pts (1 win)
2. Kenny Noyes (USA) Kawasaki ZX10R 88 pts (3 wins)
3. Robertino Pietri (Venezuela) Kawasaki ZX10R 86 pts
4. Santiago Barragan (Spain) Kawasaki ZX10R 85 pts
5. Dani Rivas (Spain) Suzuki GSX1000R 69 pts
6. Angel Rodriguez (Spain) Suzuki GSX1000R 49 pts (1 win)
7. Enrique Ferrer (Spain) Kawasaki ZX10R 49 pts
8. Carmelo Morales (Spain) Kawasaki ZX10R 45 pts (1 win)
9. Raul Garcia (Spain) BMW S1000RR 36 pts
10. Alejandro Mateos (Spain) Suzuki GSX1000R 32 pts