Javier Del Amor, active CEV pilot until this season and for a little over a year Specialist in prototype vehicles of J.JUAN, started the weekend on the stands only to then debut and score in the highest category of the MotoGP World Championship.
At the end of 2012 and at the age of 36 years Javier Del Amor decided to end his 15 seasons of continuously taking part in the Speed Championship of Spain, the CEV, to focus entirely on his new position at J.JUAN, the specialist and world leader in braking systems, as Technical Specialist in Prototype Vehicles and Braking Systems of the Spanish brand. Well, last weekend, Del Amor once again donned a racing suit to replace in the Cataluña GP, sixth round of the World Championship Speed season, Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama as second pilot of the Avintia Blusens Racing in MotoGP, the premier class category of the championship.
Injury to the Japanese during the third free practice on Saturday, and also the injury to the team’s reserve driver, opened the doors of MotoGP to the Supersport Champion of 2002 and currently J.Juan test driver, who had moved to the Circuit of Montmeló in order to meet his obligations to the Spanish firm’s clients present in the Barcelona route.
” It was all very sudden, but when they propose something like this you can’t say no. It is the dream of every pilot”. These were his first words. Well, Del Amor not only took part in the last free practice session, the FP4 on Saturday but also managed to qualify on his own merit in the official classification, the Q1, for Sunday’s race. The organisation did not need to give him a second chance, since his final time was always 107% below the pole position. And all this despite mounting on a MotoGP bike for the first time, a FTR-Kawasaki of the CRT subclass, and not knowing the track performance of the Bridgestone tires, – Del Amor is also Michelin tester-, nor the performance of his electronics.” Everything is new to me, apart from the circuit! But I’m happy. My mission in this race is clear, I only have to try and complete the GP and enjoy it “, he added.
Well, the J.JUAN pilot, 24 hours later, not only achieved his goal, but also finished in the top fifteen so scoring and making him the 17th Spaniard to debut in the MotoGP category, created in 2002. “I think I’m living a dream, but until a few hours have passed, or maybe tomorrow, I will not be aware of everything that has happened. First of all I want thank the team for giving me the opportunity to live a day like today. It’s great that I’ve been able to run a MotoGP and to do so with this team that I have a very special affection for. To debut with Avintia Blusens and on top of that score, is truly amazing. Today was very hot, the asphalt was very slippery, and probably that’s why there where so many falls. You had to be careful and I took precautions because I wanted to complete the race. I don’t know what will happen in the future but I assure you that I will never forget this day “. Definitely a well-deserved award to an impeccable trajectory; to Javier Del Amor and therefore to J.JUAN.