The Algarve International Racecourse hosted the 5th round of the JuniorGP World Championship ™ Finetwork FIM, with a race for the JuniorGP ™ and Hawkers European Talent Cup categories, and two races for the European Moto2 Championship ™.
José Antonio Rueda (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) got another victory in the JuniorGP ™ category, while Brian Uriarte (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) won the Hawkers ETC, and thatÀlex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) i Lukas Tulovic (Liqui Moly Intach GP Junior Team) shared the spoils at the European Moto2 Championship ™.
In JuniorGP ™ Moto3, Adrià Cruces (Cradle of Champions) came out of pole position for the first time in his career, but it was Syarifuddin Azman (SIC Racing) who made the holeshot on turn 1 from the center of the front row. It didn’t take long José Antonio Rueda (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) to move from 6th place on the grid to the race leader and fly to victory.
Filippo Farioli (Aspar Junior Team) were determined to hold the championship, but it was not, as a group of riders were fighting for 2nd place. The battle continued throughout the race until an incident occurred on the last lap. Three drivers collided on lap 1, causing the withdrawal of David Alonso (Aspar Junior Team) i Harrison Voight (SIC 58). Filippo Farioli He was then penalized with 55 seconds, which equates to a walking penalty. The battle for second place was thus reduced to nothing, Syarifuddin Azman (SIC Racing) winning, meanwhileAdrià Cruces (Cradle of Champions) climbed to his first podium in third place.
In the championship, José Antonio Rueda increase your leadership and you can start thinking about the world championship …
The first race of the day European Moto2 ChampionshipSaw Lukas Tulovic (Liqui Moly Intact GP Junior Team) takes the lead in the race, but after a series of mistakes in the team selection, the German was forced to fight for the field to take second place. Trying to take advantage of the mistakes of Tulovic, the debutant Senna Agius (Promoracing) put the pack at the forefront of the race, until it finally crashed into turn 5. It’s Àlex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) who finally took the victory, winning ahead of Lukas Tulovic to achieve his second consecutive victory. Xavier Cardelus (Promoracing) completes the podium.
The usual starters were found in race 2, Lukas Tulovic taking the lead and controlling it for most of the race. Senna Agius (Promoracing) was on a mission, though, and the young Australian fought and launched Tulovic with incredible maneuvers in the final moments of the race. On the last lap, Senna Agius pigeon inside Lukas Tulovic on lap 13, but the latter then stole the win after a magnificent start from the last corner. Àlex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike Racing Team) stayed in the top two and placed his home Kalex in third place.
The Hawkers European Cup of Talent had a difficult start when the poleman Dodo Boggio (Aspar Junior Team) left the track leading the race on the first lap, causing chaos and bringing out the red flags. The restart resulted in a long battle with the main men that was decided with only 0.006 seconds, Brian Uriarte (Equip Estrella Gallicia 0.0) mixer Joel Esteban (Aspar Junior Team) online. Casey O’Gorman (VisionTrack Racing Team) completes the top 3, scoring two consecutive podiums for its 2022 campaign at Hawkers ETC.
Very nice 6th place for the French Guillem Planque (First Bike Academy) who did the whole race in the lead group and continues to progress from race to race!
In the championship, Joel Esteban he regained control of his teammate who dropped to 3rd position.