Video: FIM CEV Repsol Superbike 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.

Superbike European Championship

In the first laps of the Superbike race, Dani Rivas and Ivan Silva took the lead, slowly building an advantage over their rivals. But Carmelo Morales, who had fallen back to sixth after starting second, only needed four laps to catch the two riders and take over first position.

From that moment on, the Yamaha-mounted Morales set a pace that his rivals found impossible to follow. Setting the fastest lap of the race on the final go-around, the Barcelona resident reached the finish with a comfortable lead. Dani Rivas, second, and Ivan Silva, third, completed the podium.

“First of all, I’d like to send my good wishes to Kenny Noyes,” Morales said. “I hope he recovers soon. It was a difficult race due to the heat and difficulty choosing the tires. We were forced to go out with the hard tires because the softer ones would not have arrived to the end. Both yesterday and on Friday, the bike worked very well and that gave me confidence for the race, as we could keep a consistent pace. When I was able to take the first place, I decided to do three laps at my own pace. I’m very happy with the result and points I gathered.”

In the overall standings, Morales keeps the championship lead after taking his third consecutive victory of the year. Silva is 33 points behind, with the injured Kenny Noyes at 34.

Superbike results:
1. Morales (Spain) Yamaha
2. Rivas (Spain) BMW
3. Silva (Spain) BMW
4. Pietri (Venezuela) Yamaha
5. Bonastre (Spain) BMW

Superbike points standings:
1. Morales (Spain) 95
2. Silva (Spain) 62
3. Noyes (USA) 61
4. Rivas (Spain) 49
5. Pietri (Venezuela) 45

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.

Superbike European Championship

In the first laps of the Superbike race, Dani Rivas and Ivan Silva took the lead, slowly building an advantage over their rivals. But Carmelo Morales, who had fallen back to sixth after starting second, only needed four laps to catch the two riders and take over first position.

From that moment on, the Yamaha-mounted Morales set a pace that his rivals found impossible to follow. Setting the fastest lap of the race on the final go-around, the Barcelona resident reached the finish with a comfortable lead. Dani Rivas, second, and Ivan Silva, third, completed the podium.

“First of all, I’d like to send my good wishes to Kenny Noyes,” Morales said. “I hope he recovers soon. It was a difficult race due to the heat and difficulty choosing the tires. We were forced to go out with the hard tires because the softer ones would not have arrived to the end. Both yesterday and on Friday, the bike worked very well and that gave me confidence for the race, as we could keep a consistent pace. When I was able to take the first place, I decided to do three laps at my own pace. I’m very happy with the result and points I gathered.”

In the overall standings, Morales keeps the championship lead after taking his third consecutive victory of the year. Silva is 33 points behind, with the injured Kenny Noyes at 34.

Superbike results:
1. Morales (Spain) Yamaha
2. Rivas (Spain) BMW
3. Silva (Spain) BMW
4. Pietri (Venezuela) Yamaha
5. Bonastre (Spain) BMW

Superbike points standings:
1. Morales (Spain) 95
2. Silva (Spain) 62
3. Noyes (USA) 61
4. Rivas (Spain) 49
5. Pietri (Venezuela) 45