Video: FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 European Championship, Round Four

The FIM CEV Repsol European Championship has reached the midpoint of its season following round four at Motorland Aragón this past weekend, during which Moto2 and Moto3 competed twice while Superbike raced just once.

Joan Mir won both Moto3 races, adding 50 points to his championship total that leaves him just six behind current leader Aron Canet. In Moto2, Edgar Pons also won two races and now holds a 39-point advantage over Xavi Vierge.

In Superbike, Carmelo Morales scored his third consecutive victory in a 15-lap race in which current champion Kenny Noyes did not compete due to an accident during warm-up. Noyes was airlifted to Zaragoza where he remains in critical condition.

The series will now take a long break and resume in early September at the Albacete Circuit for the second half of the championship.

Moto2 European Championship

Just like Joan Mir in Moto3, Edgar Pons won both Moto2 races. Showing great consistency all weekend, the rider from Barcelona started from pole position and built 3.4- and 4.7-second advantages in the races to take his third and fourth victories of the season.

Fellow Spaniard Xavi Vierge and South African Steven Odendaal swapped the second and third podium positions, respectively, in the two 15-lap races.

“The first race went very well,” Pons said. “At the beginning, I was able to push with new tires because I had very good grip. I was able to build my advantage and after the first half of the race, I started to feel some rebound in front. I decided to reduce a bit, as I had quite a good advantage, and I rode calmly, trying not to push to the limit and manage my energy.

“In the second race, I was able to keep my position from the start, and I focused on setting my own pace. This time, it was a bit more difficult to escape from the riders that were behind me. I’m very happy to have achieved two victories here, and I’m looking forward to the next race in Albacete.”

After gathering 50 points on Sunday, Pons increased his overall points lead in the Moto2 class, followed by Vierge, with 39 fewer points, and Odendaal, third, 55 markers behind the championship leader.

Moto2 results (race one):
1. Pons (Spain) Kalex
2. Odendaal (South Africa) Kalex
3. Vierge (Spain) Tech3
4. Fuligni (Italy) Suter
5. Granado (Brazil) Kalex

Moto2 results (race two):
1. Pons (Spain) Kalex
2. Vierge (Spain) Tech3
3. Odendaal (South Africa) Kalex
4. Fuligni (Italy) Suter
5. Granado (Brazil) Kalex

Moto2 points standings:
1. Pons (Spain) 120
2. Vierge (Spain) 81
3. Odendaal (South Africa) 65
4. Granado (Brazil) 59
5. Techer (France) 56

The FIM CEV Repsol European Championship has reached the midpoint of its season following round four at Motorland Aragón this past weekend, during which Moto2 and Moto3 competed twice while Superbike raced just once.

Joan Mir won both Moto3 races, adding 50 points to his championship total that leaves him just six behind current leader Aron Canet. In Moto2, Edgar Pons also won two races and now holds a 39-point advantage over Xavi Vierge.

In Superbike, Carmelo Morales scored his third consecutive victory in a 15-lap race in which current champion Kenny Noyes did not compete due to an accident during warm-up. Noyes was airlifted to Zaragoza where he remains in critical condition.

The series will now take a long break and resume in early September at the Albacete Circuit for the second half of the championship.

Moto2 European Championship

Just like Joan Mir in Moto3, Edgar Pons won both Moto2 races. Showing great consistency all weekend, the rider from Barcelona started from pole position and built 3.4- and 4.7-second advantages in the races to take his third and fourth victories of the season.

Fellow Spaniard Xavi Vierge and South African Steven Odendaal swapped the second and third podium positions, respectively, in the two 15-lap races.

“The first race went very well,” Pons said. “At the beginning, I was able to push with new tires because I had very good grip. I was able to build my advantage and after the first half of the race, I started to feel some rebound in front. I decided to reduce a bit, as I had quite a good advantage, and I rode calmly, trying not to push to the limit and manage my energy.

“In the second race, I was able to keep my position from the start, and I focused on setting my own pace. This time, it was a bit more difficult to escape from the riders that were behind me. I’m very happy to have achieved two victories here, and I’m looking forward to the next race in Albacete.”

After gathering 50 points on Sunday, Pons increased his overall points lead in the Moto2 class, followed by Vierge, with 39 fewer points, and Odendaal, third, 55 markers behind the championship leader.

Moto2 results (race one):
1. Pons (Spain) Kalex
2. Odendaal (South Africa) Kalex
3. Vierge (Spain) Tech3
4. Fuligni (Italy) Suter
5. Granado (Brazil) Kalex

Moto2 results (race two):
1. Pons (Spain) Kalex
2. Vierge (Spain) Tech3
3. Odendaal (South Africa) Kalex
4. Fuligni (Italy) Suter
5. Granado (Brazil) Kalex

Moto2 points standings:
1. Pons (Spain) 120
2. Vierge (Spain) 81
3. Odendaal (South Africa) 65
4. Granado (Brazil) 59
5. Techer (France) 56