The CEV Repsol (Speed Championship in Spain), quarry pilots MotoGP World Championship ™, officially adopts the category of international championship races held abroad and be governed by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (END) from 2014. The MotoGP World Championship is a great showcase of the CEV and this has been proven that the current leaders of the three categories -MotoGP, Moto2 ™ and Moto3 ™ - Marc Márquez, Scott Redding and Luis Salom respectively, all graduates in the CEV.
To date, the CEV Repsol has been protected by the Real Spanish Motorcycling Federation (RFME). The transfer to the END is a step forward for the championship promoted by Vat, which will continue to be organized in line with the regulations and procedures MotoGP, in order to facilitate teams and riders quality preparation ahead of his jump to internationality. The Championship will be held in both Grand Prix circuits of the Spanish geography, as well as in other European circuits.
The high organizational level CEV is not only visible in the current leaders of the World, but in past and present talents. Drivers like Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Stefan Bradl, Álvaro Bautista, Nico Terol and Julian Simon have been proclaimed world champions, at least, one of the three categories.
With participants from 23 various nationalities, the CEV Repsol It is the perfect platform for riders skills all over the world learn their craft in an environment of high professionalism after World Championship MotoGP. Whereas, for years, many of today's successful pilots have parading through the ranks of CEV, the alliance between the CEV Repsol and END, surely, continue nurturing talents to motorcycling in coming years.
Vito Ippolito, President de la END: Improved Speed Championship in Spain is a very positive move that will provide great visibility worldwide. Many quality pilots involved in this Championship and, later, onto the World Championship MotoGP and show a high level piloting. It's time to give an extra boost to the Championship and make it a truly international competition.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO: I am very satisfied with the new stage that awaits the CEV Repsol. Let this be an internationally open championship and now stay protected from END means that all work carried out to date has clearly helped to strengthen the Championship and, safely, continue feeding with good drivers to MotoGP World Championship.
Source: CEV Repsol