2015 FIM CEV Repsol Championships Kick Off In Portugal

The Algarve Circuit, in Portugal, and its changeable weather, was the backdrop of the first round of the FIM CEV Repsol new season with a total of five races today. In the smallest displacement category, Joan Mir achieved his debut victory while in Moto2 it was Edgar Pons who won the first race and Xavi Vierge the second. Over at Superbike, victories were for Kenny Noyes and Carmelo Morales.

The next round of the FIM CEV Repsol will take place at the Le Mans circuit, in France, together with the Grand Prix that the MotoGP World Championship riders will have in the French track. Only the Moto3 riders will participate in that round, and Moto2 and Superbike will resume the action in the next race that will be held in the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit on June 21st..

Moto3 Junior World Championship:
After the first laps, the rider from Mallorca, Joan Mir and Italian Nicolo Bulega set a searing pace that was impossible to follow by the rest and which, lap after lap, allowed them to set a 12-second advantage over the third. Everything seemed to point to a battle for victory between them, but Bulega crashed two laps before the end, though the huge margin he had allowed him to go back to the race in second, ahead of Valencian Aron Canet.

In the end, the FIM CEV Repsol rookie Joan Mir took a comfortable win and the battle between Bulega and Canet for the second place ended in favour of the Valencian rider.

Moto2 European Championship:
The main protagonists today in the intermediate category were clearly the Spanish riders Edgar Pons and Xavi Vierge. They exchanged the first and second place of the two races held at the Algarve Circuit. In the first, Edgar Pons led from flag to flag by setting a comfortable margin lap after lap that allowed him to cross the finish line in first position with an advantage of more than 8 seconds over Vierge.

In the second race, Xavi Vierge did not allow the pattern to repeat and took the lead in the fifth lap, at the same moment when the first drops of rain started falling on the Portuguese track. Under those conditions, Vierge decided to keep his place without taking many risks until in lap 9, Race Direction decided to finish the race due to the rain.

In the overall standings, Xavi Vierge is now first with 45 points, the same amount as Edgar Pons, second. The third place is for Eric Granado, who today was fourth and third.

Superbike European Championship:
The outcome of the two Superbikes races held at the Algarve Circuit was decided in two duels between Kenny Noyes and Carmelo Morales. They both were able to escape from the rest of the riders after a few laps and, curiously, in lap 14 in both races, Morales launched his attack and overtook the American rider in the 5th corner.

Nevertheless, in his first attempt it was Noyes who took the win after overtaking him again in the last lap, while in the second, the rider from Barcelona got on the highest step of the podium after defending his position during the last lap. The rider from Venezuela Robertino Pietri was third in both races.

With these results, Carmelo Morales is first in the overall standings with 45 points, same amount as the second, Kenny Noyes. Robertino Pietri is third.

The Algarve Circuit, in Portugal, and its changeable weather, was the backdrop of the first round of the FIM CEV Repsol new season with a total of five races today. In the smallest displacement category, Joan Mir achieved his debut victory while in Moto2 it was Edgar Pons who won the first race and Xavi Vierge the second. Over at Superbike, victories were for Kenny Noyes and Carmelo Morales.

The next round of the FIM CEV Repsol will take place at the Le Mans circuit, in France, together with the Grand Prix that the MotoGP World Championship riders will have in the French track. Only the Moto3 riders will participate in that round, and Moto2 and Superbike will resume the action in the next race that will be held in the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit on June 21st..

Moto3 Junior World Championship:
After the first laps, the rider from Mallorca, Joan Mir and Italian Nicolo Bulega set a searing pace that was impossible to follow by the rest and which, lap after lap, allowed them to set a 12-second advantage over the third. Everything seemed to point to a battle for victory between them, but Bulega crashed two laps before the end, though the huge margin he had allowed him to go back to the race in second, ahead of Valencian Aron Canet.

In the end, the FIM CEV Repsol rookie Joan Mir took a comfortable win and the battle between Bulega and Canet for the second place ended in favour of the Valencian rider.

Moto2 European Championship:
The main protagonists today in the intermediate category were clearly the Spanish riders Edgar Pons and Xavi Vierge. They exchanged the first and second place of the two races held at the Algarve Circuit. In the first, Edgar Pons led from flag to flag by setting a comfortable margin lap after lap that allowed him to cross the finish line in first position with an advantage of more than 8 seconds over Vierge.

In the second race, Xavi Vierge did not allow the pattern to repeat and took the lead in the fifth lap, at the same moment when the first drops of rain started falling on the Portuguese track. Under those conditions, Vierge decided to keep his place without taking many risks until in lap 9, Race Direction decided to finish the race due to the rain.

In the overall standings, Xavi Vierge is now first with 45 points, the same amount as Edgar Pons, second. The third place is for Eric Granado, who today was fourth and third.

Superbike European Championship:
The outcome of the two Superbikes races held at the Algarve Circuit was decided in two duels between Kenny Noyes and Carmelo Morales. They both were able to escape from the rest of the riders after a few laps and, curiously, in lap 14 in both races, Morales launched his attack and overtook the American rider in the 5th corner.

Nevertheless, in his first attempt it was Noyes who took the win after overtaking him again in the last lap, while in the second, the rider from Barcelona got on the highest step of the podium after defending his position during the last lap. The rider from Venezuela Robertino Pietri was third in both races.

With these results, Carmelo Morales is first in the overall standings with 45 points, same amount as the second, Kenny Noyes. Robertino Pietri is third.

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