British rider was the leading Junior Talent Team rider on race day at the penultimate round of the season
On a sunny Sunday at the Circuito de Albacete, Max Cook was the leading Junior Talent Team rider as the British star narrowly missed out on more FIM CEV Moto3™ Junior World Championship points. Cook launched from P19 on the grid and was able to battle for the final point scoring positions throughout the 19-lap race, eventually losing out by less than a second on P15. It was yet another strong weekend for Cook who boats 10 Championship points in 2019, with more potentially – and hopefully – coming at the last round of the season.
Elsewhere, Haruki Noguchi was in the hunt for another solid top 10 ride as the Japanese rider saw the podium scrap just a few metres away in front of him. It was looking good for Noguchi to continue his good form from Jerez but a crash with two laps remaining put and end to his great performance. However, Noguchi once again showed he has the pace and prowess to mix it with the leading Moto3™ Junior World Championship contender and he’ll be back out on track in Valencia to try and end the season on a high.
Sadly, it was a similar end to Sunday’s action for the remaining Junior Talent Team trio in Albacete. Mario Aji, Bill Van Eerde and reigning British Talent Cup Champion Scott Ogden were all enjoying solid races, but all three wouldn’t be able to see the chequered flag after crashing out. Thankfully, Aji, Van Eerde and Ogden were ok and they, like Cook and Noguchi, will be ready to hit the ground running in Valencia to end their good 2019 seasons with a positive result.
So that’s all from the Circuito de Albacete, the Junior Talent Team now gets some well-earned rest before heading to the iconic Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the final round of 2019. Two Moto3™ races will be played out there on Sunday 10th November, as the team hope to end another fantastic season on a high.