Intact junior's work honoured by first overall top-three
On Sunday in sunny Valencia, LIQUI MOLY Intact Racing Team’s junior department concluded their strongest season to date in FIM CEV Series. Lukas Tulovic was awarded bronze medal for third place in the final standings of this year’s Moto2™ European Championship.
Changeable weather over the course of the weekend made it difficult for all participants to prepare for the season’s finale of the international FIM CEV Series with Moto2™ European Championship and European Talent Cup in Valencia. After rainy conditions on the previous days, the sky above the Circuit Ricardo Tormo cleared right in time for last race day in 2021.
In European Talent Cup, however, the team based in Memmingen in the Allgäu region had to do without «Juan» Sharul Sharil and Hakim Danish from the outset because the two Malaysians had to attend to other commitments. But it should come even worse, because 15-year-old Phillip Tonn from Mattstedt could not start for health reasons. So, it was left to young Swiss Jordan Batucca to replace his much more experienced team mates in this ultra-competitive young riders series. Batucca, who attracted attention in Northern Talent Cup this year, failed in Saturday’s qualifying sessions due to an early crash and in the «Last Chance Race» he finished fifth whereas only the first two placed riders of this competition were also allowed to participate in the main races.
By contrast, the final race weekend in Moto2 class was much more pleasing. Adam Norrodin again made it onto the front row of the starting grid in third place, just ahead of his team mate Lukas Tulovic from Eberbach, who started from P4 on the second row on Sunday. Both got off to a good start and initially even blew away the Ciatti team's riders of Alonso López and Fermín Aldeguer, which has been so superior this year. At the finish, Tulovic was delighted with his sixth podium of the season in third place, while Norrodin was delighted with fourth place due to grip issues. In the overall standings, the duo finished third and fifth, respectively. The race was stopped on lap 13 due to a massive oil spill on track following an engine failure by another rider.
LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Racing Team congratulates all champions and overall Cup winners of this series on their successful season. This series will have a new title from next year: «FIM JuniorGP».
#CEVValencia - Moto2™ Combined Qualifying Results (QP1/QP2):
1 Alonso LÓPEZ / SPA / Boscoscuro Talent Team - CIATTI / BOSCOSCURO / 1´47.452 (QP1)
2 Fermín ALDEGUER / SPA / Boscoscuro Talent Team - CIATTI / BOSCOSCURO / 1´47.597 +0.145 (QP1)
3 #7 Adam NORRODIN / MAL / LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Racing Team / KALEX/ 1´49.166 +1.714 (QP1)
4 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Racing Team / KALEX / 1´49.663 +2.211 (QP2)
#CEVValencia - Moto2™ Race (12 Laps):
1 Alonso LÓPEZ / SPA / Boscoscuro Talent Team - CIATTI / BOSCOSCURO / 19´29.314
2 Fermín ALDEGUER / SPA / Boscoscuro Talent Team - CIATTI / BOSCOSCURO / +0.922
3 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Junior Team / KALEX / +15.898
4 #7 Adam NORRODIN / MAL / LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Racing Team / KALEX / +19.856
Moto2™ European Championship:
1 Fermín ALDEGUER / SPA / KALEX / 265
2 Alonso LÓPEZ / SPA / KALEX / 226
3 #3 Lukas TULOVIC / GER / KALEX / 135
5 #7 Adam NORRODIN / MAL / KALEX / 97
#CEVValencia - ETC Last Chance Race (9 Laps):
1 Gonzalo PÈRES / SPA / Finetwork Hawkers Junior / Honda / 17´17.692
2 Théo GOURDON / FRA / Leopard Impala Junior / Honda / +1.379
3 Corey TINKER / GBR / Sic58 Squadra Corse / Honda / +22.932
5 #6 Jordan BATUCCA / SWI / LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Racing Team / Honda / +35.634
# CEVValencia - ETC Race 1 (17 Laps):
1 Máximo MARTÍNEZ QUIL / SPA / Team Honda LagLisse / Honda / 29´37.079
2 Jacob ROULSTONE / GBR / Leopard Impala Junior / Honda / +0.120
3 Xabi ZURUTUZA / SPA / Cuna de Campeones / Honda / +4.529
#CEVValencia - ETC Race 2 (17 Laps):
1 Alvaro CARPE / SPA / MT-Foundation 77 / Honda / 29´32.460
2 Brian URIARTE / SPA / Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 / Honda / +0.534
3 Jacob ROULSTONE / GBR / Leopard Impala Junior / Honda / +0.655
European Talent Cup:
1 Máximo MARTÍNEZ QUIL / SPA / Honda / 171
2 Adrían CRUCES / SPA / Honda / 154
3 Xabi ZURUTUBA / SPA / Honda / 149
19 #66 Phillip TONN / GER / Honda / 19
22 #36 Sharul SHARIL / MAL / Honda / 13
34 #13 Hakim DANISH / MAL / Honda / 1