Qualifying report: Junior World Championship day one – Romania

That is the first day of the 2023 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship ending with the Qualifying races that took place in Romania near Bucharest.

The best youngsters in the world battled today on the hard sand of TCS Racing Park during the Qualifying sessions which kicked off two days of intense racings.

Alongside the qualifying practice sessions of the day, a special FIM Ride Green activation was a participation of the national teams during the recycling awareness initiative at the Ecotic Caravan.

In the 125cc class, it was one of the big favourites for the title and current leader of the EMX125 presented by FMF Racing, MJC Yamaha Official EMX125’s Janis Reisulis who was the fastest of the pack with 1:51.221 placing him in front of JK Racing Yamaha’s Nicola Salvini second and the Hungarian Noel Zanocz third.

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The 85cc category saw Aron Katona topping his group with an excellent lap time of 1:57.876 ahead of Dani Heitik and Nicolo Alvisi .

Meanwhile in 65cc, Latvian rider Patricks Cirulis claimed the top spot of the qualifying race with 2:07.349 ahead of his brother Martins Cirulis second and the French rider Tim Lopes.

With this first day of qualification completed, we are now turning to tomorrow and are looking forward for more incredible battles throughout the whole field to finally crown the 125cc and 85cc Junior World Champion as well as the Junior World Cup winner in the 65cc class.

The MXGP-TV crew will be onsite this weekend in Romania to cover the junior event, with a special feature being aired on www.MXGP-TV.com in the following days after the event. You will also find plenty of video content from the event on MXGP’s YouTube channel.

You can also follow the event via LIVE timing HERE! or general results will be found HERE.


SUNDAY: 09:00 Warm-up 65cc, 09:25 Warm-up 85cc, 09:50 Warm-up 125cc, 11:30 Race 1 65cc, 12:15 Race 1 85cc, 13:10 Race 1 125cc, 14:30 Race 2 65cc, 15:15 Race 2 85cc, 16:10 Race 2 125cc

Words: Press Release

Image: MXGP/Infront Moto Racing