This coming weekend the FIM CEV Repsol passes the season’s halfway point with the 5th round of the season at MotorLand Aragón. The final round before the summer break sees Raúl Fernández (Angel Nieto Team) leading in Moto3™, Jesko Rafin (Swiss Innovative Investors Junior) in Moto2™ and Matteo Patacca (SIC 58 Squadra Corse) in the European Talent Cup.
In memory of Andreas Pérez a minute’s silence will be held on Sunday morning before racing to pay tribute to the Reale Avintia Academy 77 rider, who will never be forgotten.
In Moto3™, Raúl Fernández will defend a margin of just three points at the top of the standings against the threat of Manuel Pagliani (Leopard Junior). All eyes will be on the category leader after riding for the Red Bull KTM Ajo in the Pramac Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in place of the injured Darryn Binder to earn an excellent ninth position.
Behind Manuel Pagliani and trailing Raúl Fernández by 36 and 38 points respectively, the two Junior Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 riders Jeremy Alcoba and Sergio Garcia will be trying to close the gap with the leader.
Jesko Raffin will race in MotorLand Aragon knowing that his immediate challenger in the standings, Augusto Fernández (EasyRace Moto2 Team), will end the season competing in the World Championship with Pons Racing as a substitute for Héctor Barberá and will not be in the next round of the Moto2™ European Championship. In third place, Edgar Pons (AGR Team) will be looking for his first victory of the season to close the gap with Jesko Raffin, a result that would serve to leave behind Dimas Ekky (Astra Honda Racing Team) who is tied with him on 49 points. Roman Fischer (Pinamoto RS) will be the rider to watch in Superstock 600 as the leader of the category.
In the ETC, Matteo Patacca, winner of the last two races and with 24 points over Julián Giral (Talent Team Estrella Galicia 0,0), will not be able to defend his leadership because of injury. Xavier Artigas (Honda Impala), second in Barcelona, will try to repeat his performance in the last race where he finished second in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to cut back the gap of 31 points between him and the category leader.
The fifth round of the FIM CEV Repsol season at MotorLand Aragón has a two-race program in Moto2™ and ETC, with just one in Moto3™. Sunday’s race schedule is as follows (local time):
Moto2™ Race 1 (16 laps): 11.00
ETC Race 1 (14 laps): 12.00
Moto3™ (15 laps): 13.00
Moto2™ Race 2 (16 laps): 14.00
ETC Race 2 (14 laps): 15.00
Cuna de Campeones (7 laps): 16.00
As usual, entrance to the paddock will be free over the weekend. In addition, FIM CEV Repsol fans who go to the official circuit store (MotorLand Store, situated in box 25) after 9:00 will be able to take part in the Pit Lane Walk; only first comers will get a pass, with a maximum of two passes per person. The Pit Lane Walk will take place at 10.10 am starting from box 25.
After the races on Sunday and as the culmination to a weekend dedicated to two wheels, once races have finished MotorLand will give fans the opportunity to ride on the track with their own motorcycle and enjoy two controlled laps. Those who wish to participate in this free activity must register in box 25 beforehand.
The FIM CEV Repsol’s TV presence continues to grow in both Europe and the rest of the world. In Spain, Movistar MotoGP broadcasts live all of the scheduled races of the Moto3™ JWC, Moto2™ EC and ETC, as does BT Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In Italy, Sky will broadcast live the Moto3™ JWC and Moto2™ EC races.
Eurosport, through Eurosportplayer (France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Romania), will also offer live coverage of all of the Moto3™ JWC and Moto2™ EC and ETC races. In Portugal, Sport TV consolidates its commitment to motorcycling by broadcasting live or recorded versions of all the races scheduled throughout the season. For the first time Hungarian fans will be able to enjoy the ETC thanks to recorded broadcasts on the Spiler TV channel.
Fans in Latin America, the United States, Canada and France will be able to watch recorded versions of all the races through Motosport TV, while their OTT will broadcast the races live. Band Sports television extends its coverage of the FIM CEV Repsol by showing recorded versions of the Moto3™ JWC and Moto2™ EC. Also joining TV coverage of the championship, the Edgesport Channel will air live all the Moto3™ JWC and Moto2™ EC and ETC races, as well as being available 24/7 on various platforms with coverage in Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Solomon Island, Thailand and Vietnam.
In addition, in those countries without television coverage, all races will be broadcast live on the championship’s Youtube channel.
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