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Jun 18, 2014

FIM CEV Repsol Championship Continues This Coming Weekend At Catalunya

American Kenny Noyes (9) leads the FIM CEV Repsol Superbike Championship point standings heading into this coming weekend's event at Catalunya.

The FIM CEV Repsol arrives at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit

The fourth event of the championship will take place at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. This will be the mid-point of the season for the Moto3™, Moto2™-Superstock 600, Superbike and Kawasaki Z Cup riders, who will have the pleasure of riding on the track that just a few days ago hosted the MotoGP™ World Championship.

Fabio Quartararo (FRA-Honda) will defend his 38-point lead at the head of the rankings in Moto3. Teammate María Herrera (SPA-Honda) will be looking for a good performance on a circuit she knows well after her experience as a wild card rider in the Monster Energy GP of Catalunya. Outstanding riders such as Jorge Navarro (SPA-Ioda), Gabriel Rodrigo (SPA-KTM), Hiroki Ono (JPN-TSR) and Andrea Migno (ITA-Kalex) will be ready to defend their positions in the top ten of the overall standings.

An interesting struggle is anticipated in Moto2, where there is no dominant leader. The race at MotorLand Aragón showed that there are many riders all looking to be – and capable of being - number one. Florian Alt (GER-Kalex) is leading the results table followed by Jesko Raffin (SWI-Kalex) thanks to his two recent resounding victories. Level on 36 points, Edgar Pons (SPA-Kalex), Alan Techer (FRA-Tech3) and Sebastián Porto (ARG-Kalex) complete the top five. Leading the Superstock 600 category are Gourin Thibaut (FRA-Yamaha), Ferrán Casas (SPA-Yamaha) and Jorge Arroyo (SPA-Yamaha).

The Superbike category is just as hotly disputed. Kenny Noyes (USA- Kawasaki) has shown his intention to hang on to the top slot on the podium, as confirmed by his double victory at the Aragón circuit. However, Carmelo Morales (SPA-Kawasaki) and Iván Silva (SPA-BMW), five points behind, hope to repeat the good results that have stood them in good stead so far. Robertino Pietri (VEN-Kawasaki) and Santiago Barragán (SPA-Kawasaki) have also shown recently that they are riders to be taken seriously in the category. The top privateer riders are Eeki Kuparinen (FIN-BMW), Fabien Parchard (FRA- Kawasaki) and Raúl García (SPA-BMW).

The Kawasaki Z Cup returns to one of its favourite circuits after a break of two months. Javier Valera (SPA), Joan Colomina (SPA) and José Jimenez (SPA), the top three in the results table, will have their work cut out to hold off the challenge from other riders.

The times of next Sunday’s races are as follows:

11:00 Moto3 (16 laps)
12:00 Superbike (17 laps)
13:00 Moto2-Supertock 600 (17 laps)
14:00 Moto3 (16 laps)
15:00 Kawasaki Z Cup (16 laps)

As ever, entry is free on Saturday and Sunday and fans who are interested can download the invitation attached to this press release. In addition, the FIM CEV Repsol fans on Sunday to go to the Accreditation Centre can collect a pass to take part in the Pit Lane walk that will take place before the start of racing.

In Spain you can enjoy the racing via the Movistar MotoGP channel of Movistar TV and the Energy channel of Mediaset Spain. Both channels share the signal and broadcast live. French fans can follow the Moto3 racing live on Eurosport, and in Italy the broadcast of Moto3 race will be provided by Sky. In other countries, the races can be seen on the championship channel on Youtube.

All the results and information about the Championship are on the official website:

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