One week after the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana the penultimate round of the 2011 CEV Buckler arrives at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, and all signs point to a weekend packed full of action with a total of 153 riders in action and the title in each category still to be decided.
The 125GP/Moto3 class will see 46 riders on track, seven of which will be on Moto3 machinery signifying the largest number of the 250cc four-strokes on track to date. Notable entrants amongst those will be Japanese youngster Kenta Fujii, perhaps the rider with the most experience on board a Moto3 and who has won Japanese Championship races riding the machinery. Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira will also compete, riding for the Monlau Competición team.
Close attention will also undoubtedly be paid to Alex Rins and Alex Márquez, the two Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol riders currently separated by 16 points in the standings. Rins has a mathematical chance to seal the title in Valencia, but this is a battle likely to go down to the final round a week later at Jerez.
Another rider with the opportunity to wrap up the title this weekend at Valencia is Jordi Torres, leader in the Moto2 class and who approaches this round with a five-point advantage over Carmelo Morales. The category will field 42 riders this weekend with the likes of Kev Coghlan, Pau Tortosa and Pere Tutusaus on track. Also riding will be Elena Rosell, who took part in the GP just a week earlier.
The situation is even tighter in the Stock Extreme standings, with Iván Silva leading by just four points over Santiago Barragán. In the privateer classification Alejandro Mariñelarena has almost sealed the title.
The only category in which the Champion will definitely be crowned at this round is the Kawasaki Ninja Cup, which will run its final race of the season this weekend. The race will be a case of all or nothing for Adrià Araujo and Antonio Alarte. The pair arrives at Valencia level on points and whoever finishes in front of the other this weekend will be Champion.
Source: CEV Buckler
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