The FIM CEV Repsol season picks up speed at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo
This weekend the Circuit Ricardo Tormo of the Comunitat Valenciana hosts the second round of the FIM CEV Repsol with a program of two races in both Moto3™ and the European Talent Cup, in addition to the ETC S2, and a single race in Moto2™.
The FIM CEV Repsol 2019 season began in poor weather in early April at the Estoril Circuit in Portugal with victories for Barry Baltus (Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team) in the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Niki Tuuli (Team Stylobike) and Alessandro Zaccone (Promoracing) in the Moto2™ European Championship and Iván Ortolá (Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team) twice in the ETC.
Baltus took the first Moto3™ win of the season followed by Xavier Artigas (Leopard Impala Junior Team) and José Julián García (Fau55 El Señor de las Bolsas). The Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team rider will be defending his position as leader of the Moto3™ JWCh rankings against a group of rivals including Jeremy Alcoba (Laglisse Academy), who took the pole in Estoril but finished fifth in the race behind Mario Suryo Aji (Astra Honda Racing Team).
In Moto2™ Niki Tuuli (Team Stylobike) arrives at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo as the leader of the category after a brilliant weekend in Estoril: he took victory in the first race despite a wet track, and was runner-up in the second race behind Alessandro Zaccone (Promoracing), who trails him in the overall standings ahead of Edgar Pons (Baiko Racing Team). Pons, who was poleman, was on the podium in both races: second in the first race and third in the second. In Superstock 600 Joan Diaz (DCR Racing Team) leads the overall classification but by only three points over Alessandro Zetti (Fau55 El Señor de las Bolsas).
Iván Ortolá will be riding on home ground as the undisputed leader of the ETC after his double win in the opening round in Portugal. The Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team rider leads the table with 50 points, 23 ahead of Marcos Ruda (Cuna de Campeones) and 24 ahead of Fenton Harrison Seabright (Wilson Racing) in third place.
The schedule for the next Sunday’s races is as follows (local time):
Moto3™ Race 1 (18 laps) 11.00
ETC Race 1 (17 laps) 12.00
Moto2™ (19 laps) 13.00
Moto3™ Race 2 (18 laps) 14.00
ETC Race 2 (17 laps) 15.00
ETC Series 2 (17 laps) 16.00
Cuna de Campeones (9 laps) 17.00
As usual, the entrance to the paddock will be free over the weekend. In addition, FIM CEV Repsol fans who go to Info Point 1 in the main access to the paddock of the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo on Sunday morning can 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 start from the outside of the control tower.
Television networks and new media platforms in Europe and many countries are interested in live broadcasts or on demand videos of FIM CEV Repsol events. New in Spain, DAZN will include the Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup 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 Moto3™ Junior World Championship and the Moto2™ European Championship 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 Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup. 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 Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup events, 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 Moto3™ Junior World Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup 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.