Next stop for Intact GP Juniors: a hot Circuito de Jerez
For this weekend’s round three of the 2023 JuniorGP™ series, LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team heads to Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain.
For teams and its young riders in FIM JuniorGP™ Word Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup, the current race calendar contains a tight schedule. Since the season opener in Estoril, Portugal, the races have been held in a two-week rhythm. The last race-free weekend at Whitsun was used by Moto3™ protégé Jakob Rosenthaler from LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team to fully recover from the gastrointestinal problems he suffered the Saturday before last in Valencia.
With freshly refuelled energy, the 17-year-old talent from Upper Austria and his crew from the renowned German racing team are looking to build on their excellent performances since the season opener. Rosenthaler is perfectly capable of consistently finishing in the top 10, while his pit and local neighbour Leo Rammerstorfer is hot on the heels to score more points.
In Moto2™ European Championship, 17-year-old Australian Senna Agius sets the bar very high for the competition as he arrives at the third meeting of the season with the maximum points from three uncontested race wins. In the highly competitive European Talent Cup, Mohammed Abdalaziz Binladin represents the colours of the Memmingen-based racing team. As a newcomer to the series, he failed to qualify for the main races on Sunday both in Estoril and Valencia. So that remains the 15-year-old's primary goal.
For the 2023 season, there are significant changes to the schedule for Saturday and Sunday. As with Grand Prix racing, Sunday morning’s warm-up has been dropped for all classes and the qualifying format for the Moto3 class has been adapted to be the same as in Grand Prix, with a Q1 and a Q2. For Moto2 and the European Talent Cup, however, everything remains the same: two 40-minute qualifying sessions with a combined timesheet used as a ranking for the grid.
Time Schedule (CEST):
Saturday 3 June: 09:00 - 09:40 QP1 ETC Gr A
Saturday 3 June: 09:50 - 10:30 QP1 ETC Gr B
Saturday 3 June: 10:40 - 11:20 Practice JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 3 June: 11:30 - 12:10 QP1 Moto2™ ECh
Saturday 3 June: 12:20 - 13:00 QP1 Stock ECh
Saturday 3 June: 13:10 - 13:25 Q1 JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 3 June: 13:35 - 14:15 QP2 ETC Gr A
Saturday 3 June: 14:25 – 15:05 QP2 ETC Gr B
Saturday 3 June: 15:15 - 15:30 Q2 JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 3 June: 15:40 - 16:20 QP2 Moto2™ ECh
Saturday 3 June: 16:30 - 17:10 QP2 Stock ECh
Sunday 4 June: 09:15 ETC Last-Chance-Race (7 Laps)
Sunday 4 June: 11:00 Race 1 JuniorGP™ Moto3™ (15 Laps)
Sunday 4 June: 12:00 Race 1 ETC (14 Laps)
Sunday 4 June: 13:00 Race Moto2™ ECh (16 Laps)
Sunday 4 June: 14:00 Race 2 JuniorGP™ Moto3™ (15 Laps)
Sunday 4 June: 15:00 Race 2 ETC (14 Laps)
Sunday 4 June: 16:00 Race Stock ECh (16 Laps)
Length: 4.423 metres
Width: 11 metres
Longest Straight: 607 metres
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
JuniorGP™ Calendear 2023:
06/07 May: Circuito do Estoril (Estoril, Portugal)
20/21 May: Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencia, Spain)
03/04 June: Circuito de Jerez - Ángel Nieto (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain)
01/02 July: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portimao, Portugal)
15/16 July: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Montmeló, Spain)
07/08 October: MotorLand Aragón (Alcaniz, Spain)
04/05 November: Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana (Valencia, Spain)