Last weekend held at the circuit of Alcaniz the fourth round of the CEV. Elena again which is your bike, their category and championship.
On Friday, Valencia climbed suffering from gastroenteritis, to test the new configuration as the PL Racing had prepared. He first performed Öhlins suspension, something that took the second free rolling faster than at other times, the problem is that the pilot was not able to give more than four consecutive laps.
“Wear a psychic control that makes you start to feel better, but the truth is that I have an incredible muscle fatigue, gastrointestinal problems have left touched me”
Elena made a brief first timed, quickly rolled in 1.32.4 and decided to stop, as he struggled to coordinate body and mind. For the second time trial, made some small changes and the pilot came out super hydrated. On lap marked 1.31.9, from there he began to feel exhausted, came a box, changed tires and got down four tenths, time that provided the tenth place on the grid.
“Today we footwear qualifying tire for the first time this season and I lack experience with this compound to finish get all your party”
On Sunday, waiting on the grid became very complicated, The intense heat did not help the health of Elena. Once the lights went out was placed eighth after a good start. He recovered two positions and while filming sixth, Ferran Casas had stuck to his wheel. A few laps Santiago Barragan, race leader at the time, is out after a fall. This gave Ivan Silva Valencia race and fifth place overall, but first private. In this way, Elena again make history by becoming the first woman to climb a podium Stockextreme category at nationals.
” Estoy totalmente exhausta. It's been a tough weekend, pero satisfactorio para todo el equipo. Quiero dar gracias a PL Racing, Patrick my mechanic, Kawasaki and Powerade always trusted me and all those who support me and help me to keep at it”
Elena is located in eighth place overall with twenty points, while ranking private pilots is in second place with fifty-eight to seventeen points of the current leader, Alejandro Mariñelarena.
The CEV closed for holidays, will have to wait until next September 11 in Albacete, to see again Elena on the Kawasaki.
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Photo: J. Manel González Tamajón