The Junior Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol says goodbye the season in Valencia


The circuit Ricardo Tormo de Cheste today has hosted the final round of the CEV official calendar of Moto3. In the absence of the newly crowned champion, the rider of CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Alex Marquez due to injury in his right shoulder last Friday in the first free practice, was held the last race of the season. Teammates, “Pecco” Bagnaia, Lorenzo “Lory” Baldasarri, Maria Herrera and pilot Marcos Ramirez, who went the third, tenth, 21st and 25th place, respectively, at the output of grill fought hard over the test.


An outlet for Bagnaia somewhat complicated, which saw his mount losing positions in the early laps, but after do constant and very fast laps, the rider CatalunyaCaixa Repsol regained his consistency and returning on the position from which he had come out on lap 12. From behind, rolled Baldassarri, and a surprising Herrera Ramírez, who, with problems at the start, was placed on the 36th position, but ten laps later it was on position 15.


The fighting was constant and the Italian of the Junior Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Bagnaia was disputed third place and second place in the CEV result. But when missing just five laps to complete the test, the Italian suffered a fall, without consequences, in the second corner of the Valencia track. Baldassarri, in turn, finished seventh, after maintaining an intense fight with a experienced group of drivers. Herrera, with physical discomfort, finished 16th. Ramirez, in turn, capped a great comeback and crossed the finish line in 11th position.


After today’s race, the Junior Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol says goodbye to this season with Álex Márquez as CEV Champion. Bagnaia, in turn, ended the championship in third place, just five points behind second-placed. Baldassarri eighth and Herrera, who suffered an injury in the second race of the championship, at position 30 º.


Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia, CatalunyaCaixa pilot, Repsol and Estrella Galicia 0.0, nc, fall, 3rd on overall classification with 73 points:

“The starts are not my strong point and in this test I lost nine positions. Quickly I won positions and I fought for the third and fourth. Before falling, I was cutting time over second placed, Livio Loi, but I suffered the fall at the exit of Turn 2. Anyway, I’m very happy with the work the team has done all season. Besides, for me has been like a family, I am very sorry not to continue next year with them “.


Lorenzo “Lory” Baldassarri, rider of CatalunyaCaixa, Repsol and Estrella Galicia 0.0, ranked 7th Valencia CEV, +23,327 of the first-placed, 8th overall with 44 points:

“The race went pretty well, but thought do it better. I have not had a good start, but I was able to recover positions in the second corner. I attacked and I have remained in the group until that at the end of the race, with the worn tire, I couldn´t squeeze more and I have been forced to leave the group and qualify seventh. It’s been a good season in a team that is like a family and that helped me a lot. I think this year went very well to grow as a pilot, although it was difficult to have to switch participation in two championships. I really liked having worked with this team so professional. “


Maria Herrera, driver of CatalunyaCaixa, Repsol and Estrella Galicia 0.0, ranked 16th CEV Valencia, +48,771 of the first-placed, 30th overall with one point: “
I came out pretty well and I managed to overtake two rows of riders. In the second lap, a rider has hit me and I resented the injury I had earlier in the season, so I’ve gone with a little sore for the rest of the test. In the end we managed to hold on. During this weekend, we have worked well, losing a second at the times achieved in the tests. I think we’ve taken a step forward. In the final assessment of the season, the injury stopped the goals we had at first, but the feeling is good. However, next year we can improve a lot. “


Marcos Ramirez, rider of CatalunyaCaixa, Repsol and Estrella Galicia 0.0, classified 11th, +32,931 of the first classified:
“I held the position at the start, but in the second curve has been a fall and I have touched. I´ve been delayed until the thirty-sixth position and I have had to win positions, to finish eleventh. Towards the end of the test the tire was very worn, so I could not keep up.’m not satisfied with the achieved position, but yes with the great comeback I made. I´m very happy with the team and with the bike. “

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