Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 adds its first podiums of the year at the FIM JuniorGP™ in Estoril

  • Jesús Torres and Fernando Bujosa, second and third respectively, led the team’s performance in the two races held in the European Talent Cup
  • Máximo Quiles, sixth, was the team’s best rider in JuniorGP™, where Casey O’Gorman crashed when he was second.
  • “ We are happy to get our first podiums of the season. The pilots are demonstrating their good adaptation, and the work of the entire team was perfect. We are going to continue along the same lines in Barcelona ,” says Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.

The second time was the charm for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0, which obtained its first podiums of the season at the FIM JuniorGP™ in Estoril. After coming very close in the opening test held in Italy, Jesús Torres and Fernando Bujosa were the drivers who finished among the three fastest to cross the checkered flag.

The Portuguese track opened the day with the first of the two races to be held in the European Talent Cup, which was heavily affected by rain and fog. So much so that race management decided to reduce it to 10 laps. The precautions taken by the pilots did not prevent Bujosa from fighting for privileged positions. The Mallorcan finished in third position, despite having to overcome a long lap that he completed masterfully, while Torres was not far behind and finished sixth. Behind, Marianos Nikolis fought for intermediate positions to finish 17th. The person who was most affected by the water was Pau Alsina , who fell to the ground.

As the morning progressed, the weather in Estoril improved and the ETC pilots were able to face the second task in much more favorable conditions. Even so, the forecast was kept at 10 laps.

As the first turns passed, the pace was set by a small leading group that included Bujosa and Torres. But in the second half of the race the options expanded with the arrival of more drivers, including Alsina. After a truly exciting and unpredictable finish, Torres obtained second position, while Alsina was fifth and Bujosa, seventh. Nikolis, placed in an intermediate group, finished in 13th position. Enzo Bellon could not take part in the race after suffering a fall in the Last Change when he was leading.

With these results, Jesús Torres rises to fourth position in the general classification with 45 points and is the best classified on the team.

The only race scheduled in JuniorGP™ was not without emotion, and bad fortune for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0. Casey O’Gorman , who finished very close to the podium in Italy, was involved in a vibrant fight at the head of the race along with three other drivers until he suffered a crash with two laps remaining, when the Irish driver was in second position and He was preparing to attack the leader.

For his part, Máximo Quiles completed a race from less to more and climbed nine positions to finish sixth. Frenchman Guillem Planques gained experience in intermediate groups and finished in 14th position, while Facundo Llambías was affected by the wet tires and could not go above 29th position.

After the first two rounds of the calendar, the driver of the team best positioned overall is O’Gorman, eighth with 24 points.

“ We are happy to get our first podiums of the season. The drivers are demonstrating their good adaptation and the work of the entire team was perfect, starting with the set-up on Thursday. Without a doubt, we are going to continue along the same lines for the next test in Barcelona ,” says Jaime Serrano , CEO of the team. Max Moro , Team Project Leader of Team Estrella Galicia 0,0,

expresses the same line of confidence : “ We know the potential of all our drivers and they have shown a lot of ambition. A shame about O’Gorman’s fall when he was preparing the attack for victory. For his part, Quiles had a pace that was enough to fight for the podium. The ETC pilots are on a very upward trend and we are confident in their possibilities .” With the first two tests completed, Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 is already working with its sights set on the next match, on May 19 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The JuniorGP™ drivers will complete two tests, one from the ETC.