Intact-Juniors continue their task in Barcelona
Before the long summer break, the talents of the German LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team will head to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where round five of this year’s JuniorGP series will be held this weekend. However, Senna Agius will have to retire further participation due to injury.
For the teams and young riders in FIM JuniorGP™ World Championship, Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup, June and July are probably the most challenging months in this year's calendar, with three events in southern Europe, exactly in the middle of midsummer.
LIQUI MOLY Husqvarna Intact GP Junior Team arrived in full force early this week. In Moto2 European Championship, overall leader Senna Agius arrived in Barcelona in top form after his dominant double victory two weeks ago in Portimao but the 18-year-old Australian rider suffered fractures to his left hand in a crash on Friday morning. Agius could have won the championship early this Sunday. This is now postponed at least until the beginning of October in Aragón.
In JuniorGP Moto3 class, the level of performance of booth Upper Austrian riders Jakob Rosenthaler and Leo Rammerstorfer shows a steep upward trend, with Rosenthaler not only presenting himself strongly by starting from the third row in Portimao, but also collecting good points in both races there. Although he missed both races in Valencia for health reasons, Rosenthaler is 13th in the overall standings with 39 points. Also encouraging is the development of rookie Rammerstorfer, who recently finished just outside the points with 18th and 17th places but is steadily closing the gap to the top. In a very fast second race on Sunday before last, he finished just 17 seconds behind the winner.
Mohammed Abdalaziz Binladin from Saudi Arabia, the team's sole representative in European Talent Cup, unfortunately had to pay a bit of an apprenticeship in Portimao in terms of the high level of performance in his category and probably also the high level of difficulty of the circuit located at the south coast of Portugal. The aim this weekend is to overcome this little setback, where the race track is also new territory for him.
On race day, as usual, there will be a live stream via the series' YouTube channel, as well as live timing starting Friday. https://www.youtube.com/user/CEVMotorcycleChamp.
Time Schedule (CEST, Live-Timing):
Saturday 15 July: 09:00 - 09:40 QP1 ETC Gr A
Saturday 15 July: 09:50 - 10:30 QP1 ETC Gr B
Saturday 15 July: 10:40 - 11:20 Practice JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 15 July: 11:30 - 12:10 QP1 Moto2™ ECh
Saturday 15 July: 12:20 - 13:00 QP1 Stock ECh
Saturday 15 July: 13:10 - 13:25 Q1 JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 15 July: 13:35 - 14:15 QP2 ETC Gr A
Saturday 15 July: 14:25 - 15:05 QP2 ETC Gr B
Saturday 15 July: 15:15 - 15:30 Q2 JuniorGP™ Moto3™
Saturday 15 July: 15:40 - 16:20 QP2 Moto2™ ECh
Saturday 15 July: 16:30 - 17:10 QP2 Stock ECh
Sunday 16 July: 09:15 ETC Last-Chance-Race (7 Laps)
Sunday 16 July: 11:00 Race 1 JuniorGP™ Moto3™ (15 Laps)
Sunday 16 July: 12:00 Race 1 Moto2™ ECh (16 Laps)
Sunday 16 July: 13:00 Race ETC (14 Laps)
Sunday 16 July: 14:00 Race 2 JuniorGP™ Moto3™ (15 Laps)
Sunday 16 July:: 15:00 Rac Moto2™ ECh (16 Laps)
Sunday 16 July: 16:00 Race Stock ECh (16 Laps)
Length: 4,657 metres
Width: 12 metres
Longest straight: 1,047 metres
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 8
JuniorGP™ Rennkalender 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)