Adrian Fernandez matches his best result of the year in Jerez


The Ajo Academy rider had two great races in Round 6 of the European Talent Cup, in which he fought for the podium. Lorenzo Fellon placed inside the Top 10 in both contests.


Adrian Fernandez had a positive Round 6 of the European Talent Cup, placing fourth in the opening race of the weekend and equalling his best result of the season. In the second race, he fought amongst the frontrunners. Lorenzo Fellon had a consistent Sunday and was able to finish the races in 10th and 9th place.

Starting from tenth on the grid, Fernandez made a great start and was in the leading group throughout the first race. He would break into the podium spots on several occasions before finishing fourth, matching his best result of the season. Lorenzo Fellon also started well, moving up from 17th to a place within the Top 10. Despite not being able to catch the leading group, the Ajo Academy rider managed to keep his pace up riding alone for more than half of the race and finished 10th.

Race 2 saw Fernandez lead the ETC contest, as he again challenged amongst the frontrunners. Unfortunately, a crash on the final lap left him out of contention after one of his best performances of 2018. Lorenzo Fellon worked hard once again in the second race, once more climbing up from 17th position and crossing the finish line in 9th.

Fernandez leaves Jerez 8th in the championship with 58 points, whilst Lorenzo Fellon is 17th with 34. The next round of the FIM CEV will take place in just two weeks’ time, on October 13th-14th, at the Albacete Circuit. There will be just a single race for the European Talent Cup.


Results (Race 1)
1. Matteo Bertelle (Honda) 27:57.782
2. Xavier Artigas (Honda) +0.010
3. Jose Antonio Rueda (Honda) +0.122
4. Adrian Fernandez (Ajo Academy) +0.410
5. David Salvador (Honda) +1.044
10. Lorenzo Fellon (Ajo Academy) +9.255

Results (Race 2)
1. Matteo Bertelle (Honda) 28:07.175
2. David Salvador (Honda) +0.003
3. Xavier Artigas (Honda) +0.131
4. Fermin Aldeguer (Honda) +0.572
5. Victor Rodriguez (Honda) +0.833
9. Lorenzo Fellon (Ajo Academy) +1.691
DNF. Adrian Fernandez (Ajo Academy)

European Talent Cup Standing 2018
1. Xavier Artigas (Honda) 118 points
2. Victor Rodriguez (Honda) 97 points
3. David Salvador (Honda) 88 points
4. Matteo Patacca (Honda) 82 points
5. Matteo Bertelle (Honda) 79 points
8. Adrian Fernandez (Ajo Academy) 58 points
17. Lorenzo Fellon (Ajo Academy) 34 points


“I had a good first race, but I had a slightly slower rider than me in front and we were separated from the leading group. As hard as I tried, I could not catch the frontrunners by the end of the race. In the second race I rode well again and I was able to take a spot in the front group, although I was very close to the back and couldn’t fight for the victory. I’m happy because I’ve been able to finish in the Top 10 in the last three races, but we have to keep working to continue improving.”

“In the first race I felt confident, I had a good start, but in the final stretch of the race my tyres began to go off and I couldn’t fight as far up the order as I would have liked. As for the second race, I felt very good on the bike and I was able to lead the race for a few laps, but with two corners to go I went down. I would have liked to have finished the race, but I am happy to have been able to lead and to have fought for the victory.”