Video: FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World 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 Moto3 and Moto2 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.

Moto3 Junior World Championship

Sunday’s pair of Moto3 races followed a nearly identical pattern: In both, Joan Mir delivered crushing victories, dominating from flag to flag and crossing the finish line each time with an advantage of more than 11 seconds.

The fight for the other podium positions was intense and provided spectators with exciting battles in the final laps. In the first race, Aron Canet and Stefano Valtulini joined Mir on the podium. Fourteen-year-old Jaume Masia—the youngest rider competing in the series—and Albert Arenas rounded out the top spots in race two.

Canet crashed in the second race, losing 34 points to Mir. Malaysian rider Khairul Idham Pawi is third overall in the championship chase, 26 points behind Canet.

“Race one was difficult,” Mir said, “because I could escape in the first laps and tried to set my own pace, as we had planned. The second race was beautiful. I knew that the first lap would be the key to prevent them from following me, and I was able to do it well.

“For the championship, I reduced the disadvantage we had when we arrived, but we’ll focus on a race-by-race basis and if we can get the title in the end, it will be great. Doing my best in each race is the best way to tackle the season and prepare for next year.”

Moto3 results (race 1):
1. Mir (Spain) Honda
2. Valtulini (Italy) KTM
3. Canet (Spain) Honda
4. Masia (Spain) Honda
5. Dalla Porta (Italy) Husqvarna

Moto3 results (race 2):
1. Mira (Spain) Honda
2. Masia (Spain) Honda
3. Arenas (Spain) Husqvarna
4. Pizzoli (Italy) Husqvarna
5. Bulega (Italy) KTM

Moto3 points standings:
1. Canet (Spain) 106
2. Mir (Spain) 100
3. Pawi (Honda) 80
4. Bulega (Italy) 75
5. Arenas (Spain) 61

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

Moto3 Junior World Championship

Sunday’s pair of Moto3 races followed a nearly identical pattern: In both, Joan Mir delivered crushing victories, dominating from flag to flag and crossing the finish line each time with an advantage of more than 11 seconds.

The fight for the other podium positions was intense and provided spectators with exciting battles in the final laps. In the first race, Aron Canet and Stefano Valtulini joined Mir on the podium. Fourteen-year-old Jaume Masia—the youngest rider competing in the series—and Albert Arenas rounded out the top spots in race two.

Canet crashed in the second race, losing 34 points to Mir. Malaysian rider Khairul Idham Pawi is third overall in the championship chase, 26 points behind Canet.

“Race one was difficult,” Mir said, “because I could escape in the first laps and tried to set my own pace, as we had planned. The second race was beautiful. I knew that the first lap would be the key to prevent them from following me, and I was able to do it well.

“For the championship, I reduced the disadvantage we had when we arrived, but we’ll focus on a race-by-race basis and if we can get the title in the end, it will be great. Doing my best in each race is the best way to tackle the season and prepare for next year.”

Moto3 results (race 1):
1. Mir (Spain) Honda
2. Valtulini (Italy) KTM
3. Canet (Spain) Honda
4. Masia (Spain) Honda
5. Dalla Porta (Italy) Husqvarna

Moto3 results (race 2):
1. Mira (Spain) Honda
2. Masia (Spain) Honda
3. Arenas (Spain) Husqvarna
4. Pizzoli (Italy) Husqvarna
5. Bulega (Italy) KTM

Moto3 points standings:
1. Canet (Spain) 106
2. Mir (Spain) 100
3. Pawi (Honda) 80
4. Bulega (Italy) 75
5. Arenas (Spain) 61