Rory’s Blog: Final CEV round at Valencia

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Hi everyone,

Just back from the final round of the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship in Valencia.

As there were over 50 entries for the weekend the field was split into 2 different groups for qualifying. I set the fourth quickest time in my group’s opening qualifying session. I managed to improve my time in the afternoon session which put me 12th overall on the grid for Sundays two races.

I made a good start in Race 1 but unfortunately in the first lap on the exit of turn 4 two riders highsided in front of me leaving me no-where to go. I crashed trying to avoid another rider but was able to get back on and rejoin the race after heading to the pits to fix the bike. I managed to make my way back up to 27th position by the end of the race.


Race 2 was a steadier, less eventful race for me and I finished the last race of the season in 9th position.

I’d like to thank Racing Steps Foundation for making this year possible for me and my team KRP – UK LTD for all their hard work all of this season.

I really feel our overall championship position does not reflect the pace we had this year as a team, consistently running in the top ten most rounds, battling in the front group and having had more than our fair share of bad luck but I shall come away from this year with a lot of positives and work hard towards 2017.

Thanks to all my sponsors and to all of you for your support – I really appreciate it!

Rory