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.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd FIM CEV Repsol Champions
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.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Start
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.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Start
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.

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

Moto3 Junior World Championship Results

Moto 3 Juniors Race 1 Results

Pos.RiderMan.Nat.Gap
1ALCOBA, JeremyHusqvarnaSPA30:28,338
2GARCIA, JoséTM RacingSPA+0,086
3VIU, AleixKTMSPA+0,093
4YAMANAKA, RyuseiHondaJPN+0,291
5ARTIGAS, XavierHondaSPA +0,653
6KUNII, YukiHondaJPN+0,882
7TATAY, CarlosKTMSPA+1,344
8BALTUS, BarryKTMBEL+1,544
9NOGUCHI, HarukiHondaJPN+1,616
10RIU, GerardKTMSPA+1,780
11FERNANDEZ, AdriánHusqvarnaSPA+1,856
12PIZZOLI, DavideHondaITA+2,071
13HOLGADO, DanielHondaSPA+2,532
14IKMAL, IzamHondaMAL+4,664
15COOK, MaxHondaGBR+4,677
16SURYO AJI, MarioHondaINA+4,825
17ACOSTA, PedroKTMSPA+4,882
18PEREZ, VicenteMIRSPA+4,896
19KOFLER, MaximilianKTMAUT+7,965
20GIRAL, JuliánHondaSPA+11,573
21JESPERSEN, SimonKTMDEN+11,710
22DUPASQUIER, JasonKTMSWI+11,930
23AZMAN, SyarifuddinHondaMAL+12,019
24SEABRIGHT, FentonKTMGBR+14,458
25GUEVARA, IzanMIRSPA+16,977
26CARRARO, NicolaTMITA+17,069
27BERTELLE, MatteoHondaITA+17,261
28VAN EERDE, BillHondaAUS+17,490
29SALVADOR, DavidKTMSPA+22,123
30VOSTATEK, OndrejKTMCZE+25,153
31WHATLEY, JoshuaKTMGBR+25,287
32MOROSI, AlessandroTM RacingITA+25,396
33Van De LAGEMAAT, R. KTMNED+26,300
34ARITA, HikaruHONDAJPN+27,098
35PATACCA, MatteoHondaITA+27,230
36URIARTE, MarcosKTMSPA+29,075
37VERDUGO, LuisHusqvarnaSPA+29,099

Moto3 Juniors Race 2 Results

Pos.RiderMan.Nat.Gap
1TATAY, CarlosKTMSPA30:26,640
2BALTUS, BarryKTMBEL1,564
3FERNANDEZ, AdriánHusqvarnaSPA1,618
4ARTIGAS, XavierHondaSPA1,670
5HOLGADO, DanielHondaSPA2,008
6ACOSTA, PedroKTMSPA2,029
7YAMANAKA, RyuseiHondaJPN2,443
8ALCOBA, JeremyHusqvarnaSPA2,639
9KUNII, YukiHondaJPN5,222
10KOFLER, MaximilianKTMAUT5,388
11COOK, MaxHondaGBR5,487
12PEREZ, VicenteMIRSPA5,540
13NOGUCHI, HarukiHondaJPN8,131
14BERTELLE, Matteo HondaITA24,409
15DUPASQUIER, JasonKTMSWI24,427
16VAN EERDE, BillyHondaAUS24,542
17CARRARO, NicolaTMITA24,573
18JESPERSEN, SimonKTMDEN25,414
19WHATLEY, JoshuaKTMGBR25,433
20PATACCA, MatteoHondaITA25,600
21SEABRIGHT, FentonKTMGBR25,602
22GUEVARA, IzanMIRSPA25,605
23ARITA, HikaruHONDAJPN30,623
24MOROSI, AlessandroTM RacingITA33,795
25VOSTATEK, OndrejKTMCZE33,943
26SURYO AJI, MarioHondaHonda40,990
27URIARTE, MarcosKTMSPA41,701
28VERDUGO, LuisHusqvarnaSPA41,810
29VIU, AleixKTM SPA-2 Lap

Moto3 Junior Standings

Pos.RiderPoints
1Alcoba, Jeremy212
2Tatay, Carlos167
3Artigas, Xavier149
4Baltus, Barry146
5Yamanaka, Ryusei122
6Holgado, Daniel101
7Kunii, Yuki100
8García, José80
9Fernández, Adrián 62
10Pizzoli, Davide59
11Riu, Gerard53
12Öncü, Deniz46
13Viu, Aleix42
14Salvador, David41
15Noguchi, Haruki41
16Acosta, Pedro77
17Kofler, Maximilian34
18Suryo Aji, Mario26
19Nepa, Stefano25
20Kawakami, Meikon23
21Dupasquier, Jason 21
22Giral, Julián SPA19
23Bertelle, Matteo18
24Zannoni, Kevin16
25Cook, Max16
26Perez, Vicente14
27Rodríguez, Víctor7
28Arita, Hikaru2
29Ikmal, Izam2
30Iglesias, Iñigo1
31Van De Lagemaat, Ryan1

CEV Repsol Moto2

Edgar Pons ended his FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 season by winning the final race. As soon as the light went out, Héctor Garzó made good on his pole start to take the lead. Miquel Pons however threw away his podium chances when he went down on the first lap.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Edgar Pons
Edgar Pons – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Héctor Garzó and Edgar Pons pulled clear as the laps went past. Behind them, Tommaso Marcon  and Yari Montella were fighting for the last podium slot. On the last lap, Edgar Pons overtook Héctor Garzó, who had led for the entire race.

Tommaso Marcon did the same to Yari Montella in the last corner. However, a dangerous maneuver on the final straight was sanctioned by Race Management and Marcon lost third place in favor of his teammate.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Moto Hector Garzo
Moto2 – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

The Repsol free fuel cheque went to Yari Montella, while the championship ends with Edgar Pons as champion, Héctor Garzó second and Alessandro Zaccone in third position.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Podium FIM CEV Repsol Moto
Moto2 Podium – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

CEV Repsol Moto2 Results

Race Results

Pos.RiderMan.Nat.Gap
1PONS, EdgarKalexSPA30:46,135
2GARZO, HéctorTech3SPA0,373
3MONTELLA, YariSpeed UpITA9,807
4MARCON, TommasoSpeed Up ITA9,809
5ZACCONE, AlessandroKalexITA24,880
6FERRARI, MatteoKalexITA27,961
7BRENNER, MarcelKTMSWI30,961
8KASMAYUDIN, KasmaKalexMAL32,350
9KUBO, KeminthKalexTHA33,075
10SHAH, AzlanKalexMAL33,154
11SARMOON, AnupabKalexTHA33,409
12PAASCH, BrandonKalexUSA39,067
13CIPRIETTI, MatteoKalexITA39,344
14DIAZ, JoanYamahaSPA41,939
15BIESIEKIRSKI, PiotrKalexPOL41,974
16POLANCO, AarónYamahaSPA51,004
17BUCHNER, MarcKalexGER51,993
18MAYER, JuliánKalexAUT56,000
19ISHIZUKA, TakeshiKalexJPN56,038
20PONS, MiquelKalexSPA1:07,559
21PAAVILAINEN, PeetuYamahaFIN1:11,265
22WILFORD, SamKalexGBR1:11,762
23MAZZULLO, ManuelKalexITA1:16,745
24BIN MUHAMMAD, N. KalexMAL1:19,878
25ZETTI, AlessandroYamahaITA1:20,763
26FARID, AndiKalexINA01:22,989
27LUCHEL, LyvannYamahaFRA-1 Lap

CEV Repsol Moto2 Standings

Pos.RiderPoints
1Pons, Edgar221
2Garzó, Hector183
3Zaccone, Alessandro137
4Marcon, Tommaso137
5Tuuli, Niki101
6Pons, Miquel96
7Montella, Yari77
8Rosli, Ramdan68
9Kubo, Keminth56
10Kasmayudin, Kasma54
11Brenner, Marcel48
12Sarmoon, Anupab46
13Ferrari, Matteo46
14Farid, Andi36
15Norrodin, Adam35
16Meggle, Matthias31
17Salim, Gerry26
18Biesiekirski, Piotr22
19Ciprietti, Matteo19
20Valle, Dani19
21Shah, Azlan16
22Solis, Benigno8
23Tangre, Cédric8
24Mayer, Julian8
25Ishizuka, Takeshi7
26Cooper, Chandler5

European Talent Cup

Iván Ortolá closed the season in the ETC as he began – by winning. The Ángel Nieto Junior Team rider took his third win of the season in a thrilling race that was not decided until the last lap.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd ETC Ivan Ortola
European Talent Cup – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Fermín Aldeguer, Lorenzo Fellon, Marcos Ruda, Diego Moreira, Adrián Cruces, David Alonso, José Antonio Rueda, Roberto García and Joel D. Kelso (Leopard Impala Junior) formed the group of riders in with a chance of the podium.

On the tenth lap, Lorenzo Fellon and David Alonso went down while Diego Moreira crashed with two laps left. Iván Ortolá won the race and was joined by Fermín Aldeguer and Adrián Cruces on the podium, with Marcos Ruda just out of the honours in fourth.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd Podium ETC
European Talent Cup Podium – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Joel Kelso was fifth, battling with Jose Rueda who took sixth, with just 0.05s seconds separating the duo, who were just 0.5s off race winner-pace.

FIM CEV Repsol Valencia Rnd ETC Fermin Aldeguer
European Talent Cup – 2019 FIM CEV Repsol Round 8 – Valencia

Iván Ortolá received the Repsol free fuel cheque, while Izan Guevara finishes as ETC champion followed in the general classification by Iván Ortolá, runner-up, and Fermín Aldeguer in third.

Joel Kelso

“Last report of the season and I’m very happy about how the weekend went in Valencia! We had some difficult days because it wasn’t an easy track to learn for me, so I needed some time to feel good on the bike on this circuit, but we arrived on Saturday and we were very strong.  We made a little mistake in qualifying, after a crash in the first session, and we had to start from the 13th position on the grid, but we fixed the mistake and today we knew we could have fought for the podium.

Joel Kelso
Joel Kelso

“After a strong warm up finished in P4, I had a good start on the race and I managed to gain lot of positions in the first lap, then I enjoyed the race in front, always in the front group fighting for the first places, even if I had to avoid a crash just in front of me. I tried to make up positions in the last laps and get that podium we all wanted, but it was impossible, anyway we finished very close to the first three places in fifth place, so we can be very happy about that! We couldn’t catch the podium, but we fought for it, we showed we had the speed in all the three races we made together, so I’m very happy about my first races in the ETC.

“I have to thank all the team, the sponsors and all the people who gave me this opportunity to race in the European Talent Cup, it was an incredible experience and I’m just happy I have been able to make it. Now I am waiting for some news for 2020 and I hope to be able to tell you soon what will be my projects for next year. Thanks to everyone who supported me this season.”

European Talent Cup Results

Race Results

Pos.RiderMan.Nat.Gap
1ORTOLA, IvánHondaSPA29:37,382
2ALDEGUER, FermínHondaSPA0,152
3CRUCES, AdriánHondaSPA0,168
4RUDA, MarcosHondaSPA0,169
5KELSO, JoelHondaAUS0,456
6RUEDA, JoséHondaSPA0,506
7GARCIA, RobertoHondaSPA0,907
8SAKO, DaijiroHondaJPN9,324
9HUERTAS, AdriánHondaSPA10,608
10MUÑOZ, DanielHondaSPA10,611
11MUÑOZ, DavidHondaSPA10,631
12TAPIA, MarcoHondaSPA10,931
13VOLPI, MattiaHondaITA12,525
14PLANQUES, GabinHondaFRA12,528
15RODRIGUEZ, JuanHondaSPA16,077

European Talent Cup Standings

Pos.RiderPoints
1Guevara, Izan186
2Ortolá, Iván128
3Aldeguer, Fermín126
4Rueda, José122
5Alonso, David110
6Moreira, Diogo96
7Sako, Daijiro88
8Cruces, Adrián87
9Ruda, Marcos70
10Geiger, Dirk58
11Muñoz, David55
12Millán, Álex55
13Fellon, Lorenzo44
14Seabright, Fenton39
15Rougé, Clément35
16Azman, M. Syarifuddin30
17Kelso, Joel Damon29
18Rodríguez, Juan23
19Muñoz, Daniel22
20Falcone, Vincent19