The most important news about the FIM CEV Repsol (Moto3 Junior World Championship and Moto2 European Championship) and the RFME CEV, analysis and results after each race.
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The FIM CEV Repsol was the so-called Spanish Speed Championship (CEV) but as of 2014, its organization went from the Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation (RFEM) to the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), acquiring a worldwide character. Since then it has become the prelude to the Grand Prix (MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3), where the youngest must stand out before taking the leap.
The CEV has its beginnings in the early twentieth century, although it began to become popular in the 1970s after the success of Ángel Nieto with the 1969 World Champion title, the first for Spanish motorcycling.
Various categories have been contested throughout its creation such as 50cc, 80cc, 125cc, 250cc, 350cc, 500cc and even sidecars. Starting in 1998, the Supersport category appeared, which from 2010 would become the current Moto2. In 2011 the organization allowed the Moto3 to compete alongside the 125cc, where we witnessed the first victory of a Moto3 on November 13. In 2012, the eighth-liter category permanently disappeared, replaced by the new 4-stroke, 250-cubic-centimeter engines.
Because the CEV was a Spanish Championship open to any nationality, where riders from all over the world competed and that it was also the most powerful and valid championship to later give way to the World Championship, especially in the Moto3 and Moto2 categories, As of 2014, both Dorna, the company with the rights to the championship, and the Royal Spanish Motorcycle Federation, signed an agreement with the International Motorcycle Federation for its internationalization.
As a consequence, from then on, the FIM CEV Repsol would take part in circuits outside the Spanish borders, such as Le Mans, which runs the same weekend as the French GP, or the Algarve circuit (Portugal), in addition to the change of denominations in categories. Moto3 will become the “Moto3 Junior World Championship”, while Moto2 will become the “Moto2 European Championship”. Recently the Superbike championship disappeared, leaving two more categories, the “European Talent Cup” and the “European Kawasaki Z Cup” which are organized within the contest.
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