Spanish CEV gets official ‘JuniorGP’ status

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While already acknowledged by many as the path to MotoGP, the Spanish Championship will officially be recognised as the ‘JuniorGP’ from 2022.

Formally the Repsol CEV, the newly titled FIM JuniorGP World Championship will continue to host the Hawkers European Talent Cup and the FIM Moto2 European Championship, including the Superstock category, as it has done in recent years, however the Moto3 class is also to be rebranded.

The FIM Moto3 Junior World Championship becomes the FIM JuniorGP World Championship, recognising its status and position as a globally vital proving ground for young riders on the ‘Road to MotoGP’.

More than 80% of Grand Prix riders have passed through the series in the early stages of their careers, with eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez, and 2020 and 2021 MotoGP Champion’s Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo to name but three of it’s recent successes.

2022 will see British promotees from last year’s junior championship, Scott Ogden and Josh Whatley, line up in the Grand Prix paddock as part of Michael Laverty’s VisionTrack Honda Moto3 team.