In a day of records at the historic Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto, new names and familiar faces came to the fore.
The FIM JuniorGP World Championship ™ 2022 Finetwork has reached the middle of its 25th season of action, with the Circuit de Jerez – Ángel Nieto hosting the fourth round of the Battle of the Championship. A sunny and scorching Saturday was the prelude to what Sunday promises to be an exciting race day, with contested classification. At the JuniorGP World Championship ™ Finetwork FIM, it’s like this Collin Veijer (AGR team) who achieved pole position while Lukas Tulovic (Liqui Moly Intact GP Junior Team) i Maximum Martinez (Team Honda Laglisse) achieved pole positions at the European Moto2 ™ Championship and the Hawkers European Talent Cup, respectively. All poles settled in the morning, while temperatures soared in the afternoon.
Dutch Collin Veijer he achieved an impressive lap that allowed him to achieve the first pole position of his career in JuniorGP ™. The 17-year-old had already set the tenth fastest time in the last qualifying session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which allowed him to achieve two consecutive personal marks and reach the 44th pole position since the introduction of Moto3. , the first. for the Netherlands. In the front row is accompanied by the leader of the championship, José Antonio Rueda (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0), which aims for a fourth consecutive victory since the middle of its fifth consecutive first row, where it has always been between the top two. In third place is the first front row of his career Filippo Farioli (Aspar Junior Team), with only 0.096s difference between the top three.
Leading the second row of the grid, the Colombian rider David Alonso (Aspar Junior Team), which was just over a tenth. Achieving his best ranking of the season, Alonso is looking for a second win in 2022 and will fight all Sunday. Joining it to the second row in the fifth position of the grid, Syarifuddin Azman (SIC Racing), which achieved a third top 5 in a row after qualifying. The Malaysian pilot ensured that five different nationalities are at the top of the grid, the first in 2022. Angel Piqueras (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) complete the second row, the Spaniard is looking for the first victory of his career.
In the EC2 class of Moto2 ™, a red flag in the first session stopped the action for a while due to the conditions of the track, but at the end of the day he was the leader of the championship, Lukas Tulovic, who took pole, with the German hoping to return to victory after two second places last time out. With his first front row of the season, Xavi Cardelus (Promoracing) was only 0.022 s from the pole, whileÀlex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Team) is in the front row for the second time in 2022 and starts third ahead of the two-time winner of the Barcelona race, Senna Agius (Promotion).
European Cup of Talent:
The Hawkers European Talent Cup action was fierce, as always, with the title holder Maximum Martinez who got the pole by marking the fastest lap time with the coolest morning temperatures. This is his second pole in Jerez and the first of the season. Last year he achieved a double, including the first victory of his career, and will look forward to repeating the successes of 2021. Second on the grid and with the opportunity to take the lead in the championship, the Italian Guido Pini (AC Racing Team) will aim for the first victory of his career, while the Finn Rico Salmela (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0), which reached its first first row of the year, completes the field. At the top of the ranking, Joel Esteban (Aspar Junior Team) is out due to illness, making HETC a land of opportunity this weekend.
Race schedule for the FIM Finetwork JuniorGP World Championship ™ on Sunday 3 July:
11:00 am – Race 1 JuniorGP ™: 16 laps
12:00 – Hawkers ETC Race 1:15 laps
13:00 – Moto2 ™ ECh: 17 laps
14:00 – JuniorGP ™ Race 2: 16 laps
15:00 – Hawkers ETC Race 2:15 laps