Joel Kelso fifth in Valencia as 2019 FIM CEV Repsol concludes

2019 FIM CEV Repsol

Round Eight – Valencia


Jeremy Alcoba has been crowned champion of the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship in the best way possible, winning the first of the two races at Valencia, with Carlos Tatay claiming the second win.

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Jeremy Alcoba Moto3 Champion, Edgar Pons Moto2 Champ, Izan Guevara – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Aussie Billy Van Eerde, meanwhile, ended a tough season in the class with two solid finishes. The Aussie was outside the top 20 but in a group battle in Race 1, and in Race 2 was knocking on the door to some points.

Just 0.115 separated him from fifteenth, with the number 29 forced to settle for P16 – but in a deep field, that’s a solid showing for the youngster after his swift rise from the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Billy Van Eerde
Billy Van Eerde – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

In the Moto2 European Championship, Edgar Pons also said goodbye to the FIM CEV Repsol with a victory.

In the European Talent Cup, Iván Ortolá finished the season as he began in Estoril, with a win, while Joel Kelso raced to his strongest result of the season in fifth, claiming nine championship points and moving up to 17th in the overall standings.


Moto3 Junior World Championship

Jeremy Alcoba didnt waste his first chance at the title, beating José Julián García – who took his first podium of the season – and Aleix Viu in the opening race.

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Moto3 Race Start – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

It was an exciting race, with a leading group of up to 15 riders. A number of riders shared the lead, such as Daniel Holgado, Ryusei Yamanaka and Carlos Tatay, among others.

With two laps to go, a touch between Daniel Holgado and David Salvador left them out of options for a podium place, and allowed Aleix Viu to make the most of a great comeback, paving the way for José Julián García to take third after a race spent as part of the leading group. Jeremy Alcoba received the Repsol free fuel cheque as a result.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Race Barry Baltus
Moto3 – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Aussie Billy Van Eerde finished Race 1 in 28th, having claimed 20th and 15th in the two qualifying sessions.

In the second FIM Moto3 race Carlos Tatay took another victory, his fourth of the season. Barry Baltus joined him on the podium, along with Adrián Fernández, achieving his first podium in the category.

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Moto3 Race Start – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Once again Davide Pizzoli started poorly from pole, losing so many positions that in an effort to make up lost ground he went down on the fifth lap along with Julián Giral.

Ahead, Carlos Tatay pulled clear followed by a large group led by Barry Baltus. Aleix Viu, David Salvador and José Julián García were involved in a multiple fall which decimated the chasing group. In the end, Carlos Tatay won alone, followed by Barry Baltus and Adrián Fernández. Carlos Tatay received the Repsol free fuel cheque.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Race Adrian Fernandez
Moto3 – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Billy Van Eerde improved on his Race 1 placing to claim 16th in Race 2, just missing out on the points.

Billy Van Eerde

“2019 season is now finished. Thank you to the whole Junior Talent Team squad for this amazing year! It was a very difficult year for me but you have supported me throughout all, I’m thankful for this opportunity and will come back next year stronger than before!”

The final classification of the FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship saw Jeremy Alcoba as champion, Carlos Tatay runner-up and Xavier Artigas in third.

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Moto3 Race 2 Podium – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Moto3 Junior World Championship Results

Source: MCNews.com.au

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