Ajo Academy represented in 2018 European Talent Cup23/03/2018
Adrian Fernandez and Lorenzo Fellon will ride for the Finnish structure for the second consecutive year, this time in the promotional competition for the FIM CEV.
The Ajo Motorsport project for young riders, the Ajo Academy, continues its expansion with entry in the European Talent Cup, a series which starts this weekend in Estoril. After announcing the creation of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in the Moto3 Junior World Championship at the end of last year, the Ajo Motorsport structure will also be represented in the promotion cup for this series during 2018. The lineup consists of Adrian Fernandez and Lorenzo Fellon, who after riding for the Ajo Academy last year in the Spanish Championship in Pre-Moto3, continue on the team.
The European Talent Cup was inaugurated last year and is considered the prelude to the Moto3 Junior World Championship. It is a one-bike competition and all riders are aged between 13 and 17 years old. This year’s edition will consist of 7 rounds and a total of 11 races.
Adrian Fernandez (Spain) and Lorenzo Fellon (France) -14 and 13 years old, respectively- come into the season highly motivated. The former competed in this promotion cup as a wildcard in select rounds last year, taking a fourth position at the season finale in Valencia. Fellon will debut this weekend in the competition. The two Ajo Academy talents completed three positive days of testing at the beginning of March in Calafat (Tarragona, Spain).
This weekend there will also be a debut in the FIM CEV for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in the Moto3 Junior World Championship class, with Turkish twins Can and Deniz Öncü.
#5 Lorenzo Fellon
“I am very happy to be competing for the second season with the Ajo Academy, because it is a great team and they take things very seriously. I’m looking forward to the start of the season I have more confidence after my experience in 2017; the tests went very well and were positive. My goals for this year are to get on the podium at as many races as possible and be able to feature in the fight for the title. The first round is in Estoril, a circuit that I think is very beautiful. Despite not being one of my favourite tracks, I enjoy riding there and I hope to achieve a good result.”
#31 Adrian Fernandez
“This second season will be easier in the sense that I already know the team and how they work. I am happy to be continuing with the Ajo Academy, in a year in which I will give my all to achieve the best results and fight for the title. The European Talent Cup seems like a great championship, with lots of fun. The tests were quite good as we were able to go fast and find a good pace. We have a good setup for the bike and at Estoril we will try to fight for the victory. The circuit seems very nice to me, and although I’ve only ridden there once, I like it a lot. During the weekend we will work hard to adapt quickly for the race.”