The Openbank Aspar Team Junior starts the CEV Repsol season in Estoril
The Openbank Aspar Team Junior starts the FIM CEV Repsol season this week in Estoril (Portugal) with five riders in two categories and a single objective: to fight for the title in both. In the European Talent Cup, the team arrives at this 2020 season with the current runner-up of the competition, Iván Ortolá, and the fifth classified of 2019, David Alonso. In the Moto3 Junior World Championship, the team renews its lineup and will feature Dani Holgado, sixth in the competition in 2019; the young Czech rider Ondrej Vostatek and Izan Guevara, current European Talent Cup champion. All of them have completed two days of private testing on the Estoril track, where the official season will begin this Saturday.
The first races for the Openbank Aspar Team Junior will be held on Tuesday, July 7. The European Talent Cup riders will complete the first two tests of the season at 11.00 and 14.00, local time (GMT+1), while for the Junior Moto3 World Championship riders there will be only one race (13.00 local time). Previously, on Monday they will complete two qualifying sessions to define the grid positions.
Openbank Aspar Team Junior races can be enjoyed through DAZN in Spain, Sky in Italy or BT Sport in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canal + broadcast the races in France, while Eurosport does it for the Netherlands and SportTV for Portugal. In addition, motorsport.com shows the races to the rest of Europe. Indonesia can get their fix of FIM CEV Repsol coverage and tune in to see the riders race on Mola TV via OTT streaming, and Edgesport provides coverage to a number of other countries across Asia added to coverage in Europe and the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. For the rest of the world, both Burnout and the FIM CEV Repsol Official YouTube channel provides live streaming of the championship in most territories on YouTube, which can also be watched on delay.
Moto3 Junior World Championship:
“We were able to prepare for the first race of the year with a couple of test days in Estoril that have been very positive. We have focused on finding the right set-up for the race and I have been able to feel very comfortable with both the bike and the team. We have done a good job in these days of testing; we have improved a lot in braking and I feel ready for the start of the season. I want to thank the support of the sponsors in this new challenge that we started and also the team for their great work.”
“I enjoyed the test in Estoril, it’s been two intense days of testing in which I have been able to ride in good lap times and we have fine-tuned together with the team the set-up of the bike. I’m already looking forward to being able to compete after this break and give 100% during the weekend to enjoy a good race.”
“We have completed a couple of days of testing in Estoril and they have been very positive. From the first moment I got on the bike last month in Valencia I have felt very comfortable, and here in Estoril we have continued to search for good feelings with the bike. I feel ready, eager to start the season, and I want to thank the team for all the help they are giving us and the advice they are giving us, especially Nico Terol.”
European Talent Cup:
“After more than a year without being able to ride at the Estoril circuit, I think it has been two days of positive tests. I have felt very confident and comfortable on the bike. We have taken a big step forward, especially in fast corners, which was the most difficult part for me last year. I rode fast and with a good pace from the first moment.”
“We really wanted the season to start. We have taken advantage of the two days of tests to adapt to the bike again and pick up the pace step by step. I have felt good with the bike after so long, as I have grown a bit, now I can move the bike better. I think we are ready for the season because we have improved some of our weak points and we have been able to set similar times. Now we have to think about the race.”