Augusto Fernandez won today‰Ûªs race in the penultimate round of the European Junior Cup powered by Honda Racing at Magny-Cours in France to set up a thrilling final round in two weeks.
In a day of spectacular crashes that affected virtually all the main championship protagonists, the Spanish rider won by just 0.179s from Hungarian Peter Sebastyen, with another Spanish rider Javier Orrelan taking the final podium slot.
The race was run in two parts, either side of today‰Ûªs second World Superbike Championship race, with the first part red-flagged after five laps following a crash involving series leader Jake Lewis and local rider Guillaume Raymond, who was third in the points table going into today‰Ûªs race.
Second-placed Robin Anne had crashed earlier in the first part of today‰Ûªs encounter and none of these three championship contenders was able to take part in the re-start ‰ÛÒ Raymond having sustained a fractured collarbone in the crash.
‰ÛÏI am very happy for this result,‰Û