Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 seeks the first podium of the year at the FIM JuniorGP™ in Estoril

  • After adding good results in the inaugural event in Emilia-Romagna, the team is ready to take the stage in Portugal. 
  • The Portuguese circuit is – a priori – conducive to the interests of the team, where it added five podium appearances last year between JuniorGP™ and the European Talent Cup.
  • “Due to the short time frame between the first and second test, it has been a hectic few days of work, but we are sure that the results are going to be much better,”  explains Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.

Only two weeks after the test that opened the 2024 FIM JuniorGP™ calendar, held in Emilia-Romagna (Italy), Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 is prepared to face the next challenge, on Sunday, May 5, at the Circuit from Estoril (Portugal).

All members of Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 have worked very intensely in recent days to demonstrate in this next event the talent that the drivers possess and that they have already begun to show in Italy. In JuniorGP™,  Casey O’Gorman  was the closest to stepping on the podium with a fourth and fifth position in the two races held, while  Facundo Llambías  finished seventh and  Máximo Quiles , in his debut with the TEG00, was ninth.  Guillem Planques  was very consistent in both races and was close to the Top 10. 

In the European Talent Cup, where all the drivers made their debut with Team Estrella Galicia 0.0, the four showed that they have a lot of potential to offer and that, as the races progress, they will improve their performance, as they have already been doing since the first tests of the season.

In Italy, the best classified was  Jesús Torres  with seventh position, while  Marianos Nikolis  and  Pau Alsina  were eighth. All of them will fight for privileged positions, as well as  Fernando Bujosa , who did not have luck on his side with two falls. In addition, Frenchman Enzo Bellon will join his teammates  , who could not be in the debut due to injury.

The Estoril track brings back good memories for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0, which achieved great results last season. The team achieved a second place there in JuniorGP™ and two victories, a second place and a third between the two races held in the ETC.

“Due to the short time frame between the first test in Italy and the second in Portugal, it has been a hectic few days of work for the team. Without a doubt, the line is ascending and we want to maintain the excellence of the debut weekend. We will continue with the work method that has given us so much success in recent years and we are sure that the results will be much better,”  says  Jaime Serrano , CEO of the team. 

“This season, seven of the nine drivers are new and have great potential and talent that they demonstrate in every outing on the track. His adaptation to this great structure is being magnificent and, with work and dedication since the first free practice on Thursday, we are going to achieve the first podiums. Consistency will be key to being at the top at the end of the season,”  adds  Max Moro , Team Leader Project.

Casey O’Gorman is the highest ranked driver in JuniorGP™. He occupies fifth position with 24 points, while Llambías and Planques are ninth and tenth, respectively, with 9 points. Quiles is 13th with 7. In the ETC, Jesús Torres is eighth with 15 points and Alsina and Nikolis add 8 points and are 12th and 13th, respectively.

The second test on the calendar will begin with free practice on Thursday and Friday, which will precede the qualifying session on Saturday (from 9:00 a.m. CEST). With the starting grid defined, the races will arrive on Sunday with the ETC Last Chance at 9:15 a.m. The first round of the ETC will start at 11:00 a.m., scheduled for 15 laps, and will be followed by the only scheduled JuniorGP™ race at 1:00 p.m., with 16 laps ahead. The second round of the ETC will be at 2:00 p.m. with 15 laps. All the action of the weekend can be followed live through the DAZN platform, as well as on its channel on  Movistar+ , and on RTVE.