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X30 Winter Cup: Valencia Photo Review

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The first ever X30 Winter Cup was well attended and prepared competitors for the 2017 Euro season.

X30 Euro Series atmosphere
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While only the first Winter Cup for the newly started X30 Euro Series by RGMMC, it gathered a nice crowd. This time, the weather was much sunnier as opposed to the weekend before for the Rotax Winter Cup. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Compeitors gather around timing screens
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People gathering around the timing screens to follow the qualifying for seniors on Friday. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Spanish Boya
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One of the main faces this weekend in Junior was the Spanish Boya. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Mini protagonist Spanish Maximus Mayer. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Also mini protagonist, Spanish Sergio Ruiz. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Racing was intense from the first heats. Here in juniors, Boya battles with Moya-Lopez while Moulsdale is following closely with another group right behind. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Leon gives the thumbs up to Brown-Nutley and Butterfield - first and second respectively in the heat. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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The race director having a chat with Malizia after a few failed attempts to being the grid to a good start. Malizia went on to win that heat. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Next seniors heat however he was hit from behind during the warmup lap and had to retire before the race was even started. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Isidro Callejas, qualified on pole position for the junior prefinal after the heats, having a moment on the pregrid with his mechanic. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Angus Moulsdale in juniors receiving some last-minute advice from his mechanic on the pre-grid. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Rotax winner last weekend here, Jordan Brown-Nutley in seniors receives a good luck handshake from his mechanic. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Brown-Nutley and Leon heading a big seniors grid, with notable names such as Praga’s factory driver Petelet, and EKR’s driver and last year Rotax champion Charpentier right behind. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Mechanics waiting nervously for the karts to start. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Instructions from the mechanic. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Even more instructions from David Moulsdale to Angus Moulsdale. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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When your chain decides to snap just the moment you’re exiting to the track to start the race. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Moulsdale receives a good luck from Rattican on the juniors grid. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Boya wins the juniors final, ahead of Moya-Lopez. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Joshua Rattican comes in third on the juniors final. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Maximus Mayer took the win in mini in front of Sergio Ruiz. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Strawberry Racing’s Kimber heading to the seniors grid. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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The grid interviews are a nice feature of this series, gives a little bit of an insight just before the race. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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The RaceBox team member Oleg Degtiarov is also one of the official cameramen for Telemundi, which brings the live coverage of all RGMMC events. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Leon and Kimber on the front row of the seniors, with a nice big grid behind. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Jordan Brown-Nutley wins for a second weekend in a row, first Rotax and now X30 seniors in Valencia. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Minis enjoying some faux-champagne on the podium. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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Notable mention to Petelet in seniors who finished second but was demoted several positions after a bumper penalty. Photo by Loredana Ivancov/The RaceBox.
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The inagural X30 Winter Cup has conluded, being run February 16-19 at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero near Valencia, Spain.

Photos by Loredana Ivancov of The RaceBox. Words by Alex Vernardis of The RaceBox.