Round 7 - Jerez - Javi Orellana takes Championship Crown
Orellana and Biddle crowned champions in Spain
Javier Orellana finally got his hands on the 2015 Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, in round seven at Jerez in Spain this afternoon, as fellow Honda CBR650F competitor Avalon Biddle became the very first FIM Europe Women’s European Champion.
The original 10-lap race at the 4.423km Jerez circuit was stopped on lap six after a last corner crash with local wildcard rider Xavi Pinsach leading the way. Pinsach completed victory in the five-lap re-start in which Orellana finished in third place.
The 18-year-old Spaniard had been denied the championship after being taken out of the lead with just three corners remaining in the last round at Misano in Italy, but that disappointment was made up for today as he climbed the EJC podium for the sixth time in seven races. Misano is the only podium that Orellana has missed out on and he has won four of the sixth races he has finished.
Similarly, Biddle has dominated the inaugural FIM Women’s championship that has been run within the European Junior Cup races on identical Honda CBR650F machines. The New Zealander has impressed many with her consistency this season and she currently lies 23rd in the overall EJC points standings.
As for the Brit pack, Josh Harland suffered a Highside during the race and has done some damage too his wrist but is hoping to make a full recovery in time for Magny Cours, We wish you well Josh!
Sam Wilford finished in a fantastic 7th place with Stefan \’The Model\’ Hill coming home in 9th.
Our Dan \’The Tan\’ finished in 15th grabbing his first championship point of the season
The final round of the series takes place at Magny-Cours in a fortnight.