Bouncing back: the Junior Talent Team seek strong results at Jerez

28 June 2022

The Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto hosts the fourth round of action in 2022

After what was a bittersweet third round of the Finetwork FIM Junior World Championship last time out for the Junior Talent Team riders, in which much was promised but pure bad luck and misfortune halted progress, they vow to come back stronger this weekend. The iconic Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto venue will welcome JuniorGP™ race winner Tatchakorn Buasri, top ten contender Eddie O’Shea and the continuously-improving Danial Sharil and Arbi Aditama to the track, where they’ll hope to make more steps in their quest for success throughout 2022.

With the Championship surging into the heart of the season, Buasri aims to be back in the fight for victory after a luckless weekend of racing in Barcelona. After leading in Race 2, contact with another rider saw Buasri slip to outside the top 20, before carving back through to score precious points in 14th, matching his Race 1 result. Now at Jerez, the Thai rider has happy memories, scoring his first points in the class back in 2020 whilst points were also achieved last year from 31st on the grid, when he finished 12th. He’ll be eager to close back in on the top six overall this weekend.

In his quest to be back at the sharp end is Great Britain’s Eddie O’Shea, who like Buasri, had little luck last time out, after slipping to 16th in Race 1 in Barcelona, he was then caught up in a Lap 1-Turn 1 incident which ended his charge. However, the 15-year-old aims to be back inside the top ten this weekend, with Jerez being the venue of his first points-scoring ride in the Red Bull Rookies Cup last year. Will O’Shea be battling at the front for JuniorGP™ supremacy this weekend?

After a weekend of promise and potential in Barcelona, Danial Sharil has the aim of achieving his first JuniorGP™ points since Estoril, with his best finish of the season so far coming as a 12th. The 19-year-old Malaysian competed at Jerez in 2018 in the class, so prior knowledge of the venue will help him in his challenge this weekend. He is joined by fellow JTT rookie Arbi Aditama, with the Indonesian rider making constant progress in recent rounds; expect to see him in battle for points and perhaps a career-first top ten result this weekend at Jerez.

Racing ignites on Sunday at 11:00 (GMT+2) for the JuniorGP™ class, before they head back out for Race 2 at 14:00 with the JTT aiming for a strong weekend at Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto. Tune in!

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