Max to make debut at Albacete

October 10, 2019

Moto3 World Junior Championship

After the disappointment of Jerez Max Cook will be hoping to get back on track in the Moto3 Junior World Championship. Now into the penultimate round of the season Max is hoping to end on a high and break into the top ten. It’s going to be a tough task with Max making his debut at the Albacete circuit, but it’s a challenge he has faced several times over the last two years and he’ll be excited to take it on once again this weekend.

With no points in the last three races it’s been a tricky middle part of the season for Max and with the Red Bull Rookies Cup now finished Max has been putting all of his energy into this championship. With plans for 2020 not confirmed yet, Max will want to leave a lasting impression in the paddock with some good results he deserves having showed fantastic pace throughout the season.

Despite the pace Max has fell short of luck on several occasions, particularly at Le Mans where he set the fastest lap in the middle phase of the race despite racing at the circuit for the first time. But Max has often struggled in qualifying and that would punish him at Jerez and Aragon leaving him outside of the points at both races. It’s something Max has been working on since and in a field so large qualifying qualifying will be key this weekend to a good result in the one and only race of the weekend.

As for the circuit itself, it is one that is rarely used in major events and will see many coming in with little racing experience. The various local riders will have no doubt been getting themselves prepared but it still gives Max an opportunity to go and get a good result.

The circuit sits at 3.5km with fourteen corners making it quite a busy lap with corners coming thick and fast. It bares similarities to Valencia in that most corners are fast and flowing. With a lack of huge straights the last two visits to the circuit and have a spread in the field during the race meaning qualifying is going to be essential to a good result.

All races will be available to watch live via the FIM CEV YouTube channel at the following times:

Full Timetable (UK time)


Qualifying Practice 1 – 08:10

Qualifying Practice 2 – 12:05


Race – 12:00