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Repsol becomes new title sponsor of CEV

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Repsol is the new title sponsor of the Spanish Championship (CEV), the developing ground for many young riders ahead of a move to the World Championhip. The energy company has been committed to motorsport since 1969, and will lend its name to the next two editions of the championship that features riders from more than 20 countries.

Thanks to this agreement, the competition will now be officially known as the CEV Repsol. It will continue to nurture the top young talents in racing, while Repsol will also strengthen a commitment to the development of young sportpersons.

The energy company will provide the Repsol Power Racing Effitec CEV fuel to every participating team, allowing them to optimise the performance of their engines. The company is the official provider of fuel for the Repsol Honda Team in the MotoGP World Championship.

Pedrosa and Marquez – the precedents

The large majority of participants in the World Championship have previously ridden in the CEV, and some have gone on to become World Champions in Grand Prix racing’s three categories. Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Alvaro Bautista, Stefan Bradl, Nico Terol and Julian Simon all got their start in the series.

Looking through the grids in all three categories, 84% of the Moto3 riders, 76% of those in Moto2 and 55% of the MotoGP stars in the 2012 season had previous experience in the CEV.
For the past two seasons, Repsol has had a presence in the CEV through a team directed by Emilio Alzamora, which took the Moto3 title in both 2011 and 2012 thanks to riders Alex Rins and Alex Marquez.

Repsol is the main sponsor of the most powerful team in the World Championship, the Repsol Honda Team. The outfit was presented this past January 24th at company headquarters in Madrid. Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez are the riders to emulate for the young talents in the CEV.

The 16th edition of the CEV starts on April 28th at the Circuit de Catalunya and the competition will take place at a further five tracks: MotorLand Aragón, Albacete (twice), Navarra, Comunitat Valenciana and Jerez, where the season reaches its finale on November 24th.
Between 130 and 150 riders will participate across four categories: Moto3, Moto2, Stock Extreme and Kawasaki Z Cup. The minimum age for inscription is 14.
The 2013 calendar is as follows:

28th April, Circuit de Catalunya
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2, Stock Extreme and Kawasaki Z Cup
Race 2: Moto3

26th May, MotorLand Aragón
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2 and Stock Extreme
Race 2: Moto2

23rd June, Circuito de Albacete
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2, Stock Extreme and Kawasaki Z Cup
Race 2: Kawasaki Z Cup

8 September, Circuito de Albacete
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2 and Stock Extreme
Race 2: Stock Extreme

22nd September, Circuito de Navarra
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2, Stock Extreme and Kawasaki Z Cup
Race 2: Moto2 and Kawasaki Z Cup

17th November, Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2, Stock Extreme and Kawasaki Z Cup
Race 2: Moto3

24th November, Circuito de Jerez
Race 1: Moto3, Moto2 and Stock Extreme
Race 2: Stock Extreme

Source: Repsol Media

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