Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 returns to the charge in the FIM JuniorGP of Barcelona-Catalunya

  • With two races ahead, Ángel Piqueras wants to take another step towards the title in the JuniorGP category, where he has 54 points advantage.

  • Recovering from his injury, Brian Uriarte will seek to assault the lead of the European Talent Cup, which is just one point away.

  • All the drivers and technicians of the team are ready to sign a great weekend on the Catalan track, before a long break in the championship.

  • “We are in a very good situation to leave Montmeló as leaders in JuniorGP and in the ETC. The whole team is doing its best and we want to continue in this line,” says Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.

The FIM JuniorGP World Championship resumes the action with its fifth event, which will take place on 15 and 16 July at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. An opportunity for Team Estrella Galicia 0.0 to consolidate their good results and face the rest scheduled in the calendar, until October, with two riders at the top of the general classification.

As happened in Portimão, the JuniorGP category will hold two races, where Ángel Piqueras hopes to increase his chances of winning the championship. Thanks to his excellent results to date, the Valencian rider reaches the Catalan route with 54 points ahead of the second classified (140 by 86). A solid difference that Piqueras and the team want to expand with an ambitious and non-conformist strategy.

As for his teammates in Team Estrella Galicia 0.0, Elia Bartolini and Facundo Llambías have worked hard to improve the results obtained in Portimão. Precisely, on the Portuguese circuit, Alex Gourdon demonstrated an evolution that he hopes to maintain in Catalonia.

With a single race ahead, the European Talent Cup will live a weekend of high voltage, where Brian Uriarte reappears to assault the leadership of the category. Second placed with 123 points, just one from the first, the rider from Santander was released due to injury in Portimão, but is expected to compete with guarantees in Montmeló. His absence in the last race, added to the fall of the leader, caused the classification to be a little tighter, with the third to 29 points.

Together with Uriarte, they will fight to be among the fastest Rico Salmela, who starred in his best weekend in Portimão and stroked the podium, Amanuel Brinton and Hakim Danish. The British and Malaysian want to take a step forward from their performance in Portugal on a circuit where they finished in the top ten last year.

“Thanks to the enormous work we have done since the pre-season, we are in a very good situation to leave Montmeló as leaders in JuniorGP and in the ETC. From drivers to technicians, the whole team is performing to the maximum and we want to continue in this line at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya”, says Jaime Serrano, CEO of the team.

For his part, the Team Manager, Kev Coghlan, underlines the ambition to continue in the same line: “All drivers have to concentrate on themselves, without looking at the rivals, and try to be better than in the previous race. Ángel Piqueras has a good margin of points, but he has to get out, enjoy and go fast. Just like his teammates”. Regarding the second place in the ETC, “Brian Uriarte is well and eager to climb the Honda, but until he starts rolling we will not know how he is”.

The bikes will take center stage from Thursday and Friday with free practice, while on Saturday the qualifying session will start at 9:00 CEST. The races will take place on Sunday, with the ETC Last Chance at 9:15h CEST as a starting point. The first JuniorGP test will start at 11:00h CEST, scheduled to 15 laps, and at 13:00h CEST will be held the ETC appointment, with 14 laps ahead. The JuniorGP‍ will take over at 14:00 CEST, with 15 more laps.

The minute by minute of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will be seen live through the DAZN platform, as well as on its channel in Movistar+, plus a comprehensive summary that will later be offered by the channel Teledeporte.