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María Herrera wins in Alcarràs

The fifth calendar appointment of the Motorcycling Mediterranean  Championship was held at the Circuit of Alcarràs. For the second time this year (the first was in May) as we expected higher temperatures have been a rival to beat. The whole Monlau Competition team was there to take part in the Pre Moto Race 3, once again sharing the track with 125 PreGP, with María Herrera, Andrea Laghi, Remy Gardner, Edgar Ramos and Gabriel Gallipoli and with the very young rider Alex Borner in the Challenge 80.

Challenge 80

August holidays seem to have felt very good to 2010 champion in 70cc . Alex Borner has taken a quantum leap in the Challenge 80 and this weekend in Alcarràs, has been one second faster than his usual records. In practice, Borner has placed its RMU,with a time of 1:52,6 in the ninth. The race was delayed due to a bad start and had to make a career comeback. Finally, Borner has been able to score his best result this year, a fantastic sixth place.

Pre Moto3

Qualyfing rounds in Pre Moto 3 and Pre 125 GO have discoursed normally. María Herrera has reached the pole position, with authority  stopping the timer in 1:44,1. Laghi followed her with a 1:45,4 in second place and in sixth place was Gabriel Ramos with a 1:46,4.Then Remy Gardner was seventh with a 1:46,5 and a little further back, in nineteenth place, has been at Gallipoli with a record of 1:48,1.

After the traffic lights turned off, Mary Herrera needed just one lap to convince her opponents that his Moriwaki would win the race. The rider from Toledo completed the first lap with a gap of two seconds over the chasing pack and has been putting land in between, as the race progressed, to cross under the checkered flag in first position with a gap of over newly twenty seconds.

Andrea Laghi suffered more than usual at the start and has lost several places. Then, he joined the head group and finally has reached the second place. Gabriel Ramos, also in that group, was sixth and third among the Pre Moto 3.

Remy Gardner, winner in the last meeting, had a good start and  he shown a very good pace but a mistake on braking in the first stages of the race delayed him and he finished in ninth place (fourth in Pre Moto 3). Edgar Gallipoli, who had a weekend somehow irregular, failed in the start and was relegated several positions. In the end, Venezuela’s rider crossed the line in twelfth place (fifth inPre Moto 3).

The next meeting will be at the Circuit of Albacete, in about a month, the on days 1 and 2 October.

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