The season’s curtain to fall for Intact GP Juniors in Valencia
At the end of the season, Germany based LIQUI MOLY Intact GP Junior Team has once again increased its personnel and welcomes Valentino Herrlich to the European Talent Cup.
As is the case in Grand Prix racing, the popular Circuit Ricardo Tormo on the outskirts of Valencia, Spain's third-largest city, also traditionally hosts the season finale of what is arguably the world's most important junior racing series. This year, the young racers from 33 nations in all classes will be in action at the stadium-like facility a week before the electrifying showdown of the "big boys" in MotoGP™ and Moto2™ World Championship.
The junior division of LIQUI MOLY Intact GP Junior Team is entering the final round of the season with newly crowned Moto2™ European Champion Lukas Tulovic. With two impressive race wins at the last stop three weeks ago at Spain’s MotorLand Aragón circuit, the 22-year-old from Eberbach and his crew led by South Tyrolean Patrick Mellauner made everything clear. This weekend, the successful team aims to round off the season accordingly before Tulovic moves up to Moto2 World Championship in the near future with the Grand Prix team of the Memmingen based outfit.
Alongside Leo Rammerstorfer, Valentino Herrlich will be making his debut in the European Talent Cup this weekend. The just 13-year-old from Hofbieber in Hessen finished the 2022 Northern Talent Cup in ninth place overall and is primarily expected to gain experience in an environment that has so far been unfamiliar to him. Rammerstorfer, on the other hand, recently demonstrated his talent once again in Aragón when he qualified for the main races with a strong and aggressively performance in the "Last Chance Race", which is now also the clear target for the season finale.
With Jakob Rosenthaler and Phillip Tonn, the line-up in JuniorGP™ Moto3™ class is unchanged. Both have had quite a different season so far. While Rosenthaler finished in an excellent tenth place in Misano, he didn't get into a good flow in Aragón. Tonn, on the other hand, was able to flash his potential there by times and again. Both have the chance twice on Sunday to end the season with personal highlights.
On race day, as usual, there will be a live stream via the series' YouTube channel.
Time Schedule (CET, Live-Timing):
Saturday 29 October: 09:00 - 09:40 QP1 ETC GrpA
Saturday 29 October: 09:50 - 10:30 QP1 ETC GrpB
Saturday 29 October: 10:40 - 11:20 QP1 JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 29 October: 11:30 - 12:10 QP1 Moto2™ ECh
Saturday 29 October: 12:20 - 13:00 QP2 ETC GrpA
Saturday 29 October: 13:10 - 13:50 QP2 ETC GrpB
Saturday 29 October: 14:00 - 14:40 QP2 JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 29 October: 14:10 - 14:50 QP1 Moto2™ ECh
Saturday 29 October: 16:00 ETC Last-Chance-Race (8 Laps)
Sunday 3. October: 09:00 - 09:10 WarmUP JuniorGP Moto3™
Sunday 3. October: 09:20 - 09:30 WarmUp ETC
Sunday 3. October: 09:40 - 09:50 WarmUp Moto2™ ECh
Sunday 3. October: 11:00 Race 1 JuniorGP Moto3™ (18 Laps)
Sunday 3. October: 12:00 Race ETC (17 Laps)
Sunday 3. October: 13:00 Race Moto2™ ECh (19 Laps)
Sunday 3. October: 14:00 Race 2 JuniorGP Moto3™ (18 Laps)
Length: 4.005 metres
Width: 12 metres
Longest Straight: 876 metres
Left corners: 9
Rigth corners: 5
Moto3™ JuniorGP™ best Pole position: 1´38.740 (2021)
Moto3™ JuniorGP™ fastest Race lap: 1´39.543 (2021)
Moto3™ JuniorGP™ Alltime record: 1´38.740 (2017)
Moto2™ ECh best Pole position: 1´34.777 (2022)
Moto2™ ECh fastest Race lap: 1´35.625 (2022)
Moto2™ Alltime record: 1´34.777 (2022)
ETC best Pole position: 1´41.975 (2022)
ETC fastest Race lap: 1´42.392 (2022)
ETC Alltime record: 1´41.975 (2022)