Editorial note: American Christian Daniel Jr. finished 20th in the European Talent Cup class, and Canadian Thorin Collins finished 30th in the Junior World Championship class.

Rueda, Tulovic and Esteban claim the Poles of Valencia

Trio pole position in Estoril strikes again to become leader on bright day on Ricardo Torm track

Jose Rueda (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0), Lucas Tulovic (Junior Team Liqui Moly Intact GP) and Joel Esteban (Team Aspar) return to the Finetwork FIM JuniorGP on Saturday at the Ricardo Torm track in Valencia. in 2022 in the classes of JuniorGP Moto, Moto2 ™ European Championship and Hawkers Talent Cup.

With temperatures soaring to nearly 30 degrees in the afternoon, cooler morning classes were the place where pole positions in all three classes were determined. Rueda’s 1: 39.835 lap was good enough to beat Luka Luneta (AC Racing Team) in second place by 0.113 seconds, and David El Salvador (Laglisse Academy) got a P3 – the Spaniard was 0.134 seconds behind Rueda’s pace.

4th place in the JuniorGP qualifier went to David Alonso (Team Aspar), he was also a little over tenth in the pole position, and it was the Colombian who led the calculation in QP2 with 1: 40,846. Serifuddin Azman (SIC Racing) and Angel Piqueras (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) are finishing second in the net, while championship leader Tochakorn Boasri (Asia Talent Team) is looking to maintain his P9 title advantage.

Tulovic starts again from the pole in Moto2 ™ ECh, but his advantage this weekend is not that he enjoyed almost half a second back in Estoril. The German 1: 34.777 was just 0.027 seconds faster than Alex Escrig (Yamaha Philippines Stylobike) when the duo were set up for a fantastic battle at the forefront in Sunday’s race. Third in the Moto2 ™ ECh network will be Senna Agius (Promoracing), the Australian hopes to add to his double P2, scored in round 1 in the last timeout.

Esteban had enough 1: 41.975 to put him on the pole again, and next to the Barcelona-born driver will be Brian Uriarte (Team Estrel Galicia 0.0). Rico Salmela (Team Estrella Galicia 0.0) qualified third and starts in the first row of race 2, but the Finn starts from the back of the net in the 1st race after slowly running in more than five sectors during qualifying. Cesar Parila (FAU55 TEY Racing), finishing fourth in qualifying, will move to the top of the race 1.

On Sunday in Valencia we will have five races – two of the JuniorGP Ha and Hawkers ETC classes and one of the Moto2 ™ ECh. See the time schedule (local time) below:

11:00 – JuniorGP race ™ 1:18 laps

12:00 – Hawkers ETC race 1:17 laps

13:00 – Moto2 ™ ECh: 19 laps

14:00 – JuniorGP race ™ 2:18 laps

15:00 – Hawkers ETC race 2:17 laps

You can also find all the results, videos, photos and information about the championship on the official website: www.fimjuniorgp.com


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