The FIM CEV Repsol is full of hopes, dreams, and ambitions, but making the jump from there to the World Championship is always difficult. The riders who manage to do so find themselves in a very professional, demanding environment and in the media spotlight
FIM CEV, Training School
Fortunately, as well as being a championship with an increasingly higher level, the FIM CEV Repsol is also a training school in the broadest sense of the term: it includes many ways to help talented young competitors mature and train them in the sport as well as in personal and psychological areas.
Teamwork at MotoGP
In the world championship paddock, CEV rookies find themselves embedded in a team structure that can range from small to large groups, depending on the circumstances. In all cases, teamwork is essential.
Luckily for them, the increasing level of the FIM CEV Repsol has helped these young, fledgling riders learn to communicate with their teammates quite efficiently. They know how to share their time in the box, communicate more exactly how they feel on the bike, share their concerns and joys, and strengthen the sense of belonging in the group.
This education is key, so once they make it to the MotoGP World Championship they know how to work right from the start like professional riders who are able to communicate with the mechanics in a clear and straightforward way.
The Media and FIM CEV Repsol
The FIM CEV Repsol is also a championship with close competition given the quality and talent of its riders, and given the fact that it has become an international event. Young people from all over the world come to Spain because of the championship's prestige. For instance, last year's event in Jerez drew riders from 27 different nationalities.
These talented young people learn right away how to face up to all kinds of stressful situations: finishing as a group and races with a great deal of overtakings. These classic "tight" race finishes in the World Championship's Moto3 category are therefore no mystery to them when they do make that jump.
Also, the FIM CEV Repsol is a televised championship with the kind of media attention and followers that other sports' junior categories don't usually attract.
The CEV organisers also help teach the riders how to deal with the media and how to act and behave. This is especially important as we are talking of the responsibility involved in becoming future professional sportspeople whose public image could possibly lead many young men and women to idolize them and dream of following in their footsteps.