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It's Gardner vs Rossi's half-brother at the NSF100 European Cup Final

The son of former Motorcycle 500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner will compete against younger half brother of nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi in the NSF100 European Cup Final, scheduled for the 22-24 October at the circuit de Albacete, Spain.

12-year old Remy Gardner (son of Wayne) will line up on the grid against fellow 12-year old Luca Marini (half brother of Valentino Rossi) in what promises to be an enthralling battle. Both will be riding identical machinery, the Honda NSF100, so the battle will be likely decided on pure rider merit alone!

Wayne Gardner and Valentino Rossi were from different eras of the sport and never had the chance to race each other on track. However, both have won world championships for Honda and know what it takes to become a champion at the highest level of the sport; knowledge they are sure to have imparted on their younger relations.

Luca Marini has been racing an NSF100 in the Italian NSF100 Championship and so is familiar with the racing machinery. Remy Gardner on the other hand will be making his road racing debut in the NSF100 European Cup Final event. Still too young to compete in road racing in his native Australia, Remy will be using this one-off weekend of competition as a spring board for his road racing career. The young Australian does however have 3 years dirt-track experience to his name and his been practising on the Moriwaki 80 in preparation for this event.

Luca has already showed his road racing promise competing in the Italian series and posting impressive results. He is one of 12 Italian riders competing in the NSF100 European Cup Final and is one of the favourites to take overall glory. His riding style has been likened to that of his half brother Valentino and his results are expected to soon start following the form of the most successful Grand Prix rider of a generation.

These two young riders could well be the world champions of the future but there will be 34 other riders on the grid who will have something to say about that and will be looking to take the scalp of a famous name early on in their career.

Remy Gardner, Honda NSF100 rider
“I’m so excited and I can’t wait until the race. Hopefully it will be a good learning experience for me, and it will be good to see what the competition is like over in Europe. I’ve been dreaming of going to Spain to race for a few years and finally that dream has come true thanks to Honda.”

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP UEM : European Motorcycle Union

Entrylist

Matteo FERRARI
Matteo FERRARI
ITAITA

#1
Age 13
48kg/165cm

Alessandro COSTANTINO
Alessandro COSTANTINO
ITAITA

#2
Age 13
42kg/152cm

Axel BASSANI
Axel BASSANI
ITAITA

#3
Age 11
31kg/140cm

Livio LOI
Livio LOI
ITAITA

#4
Age 13
34kg/141cm

Alessandro ZACCONE
Alessandro ZACCONE
ITAITA

#5
Age 11
48kg/149cm

Valentino VOLPINI
Valentino VOLPINI
ITAITA

#6
Age 12
43kg/148cm

Lorenzo GABELLINI
Lorenzo GABELLINI
ITAITA

#7
Age 11
43kg/150cm

Manuel DORIA
Manuel DORIA
ITAITA

#8
Age 12
36kg/145cm

Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO
Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO
ITAITA

#9
Age 12
35kg/144cm

Fabio SPIRANELLI
Fabio SPIRANELLI
ITAITA

#10
Age 10
33kg/150cm

Luca MARINI
Luca MARINI
ITAITA

#11
Age 13
43kg/156cm

Stefano MANZI
Stefano MANZI
ITAITA

#12
Age 11

Eiki WATANABE
Eiki WATANABE
E.W Racing
JPNJPN

#13
Age 12
32kg/144cm

Yuta DATE
Yuta DATE
IKINA
JPNJPN

#14
Age 11
33kg/140cm

Joel MARKLUNDx
Joel MARKLUND
Honda RR Academy, hrrac.se
SWESWE

#15
Age 10
34kg/141cm

Markus KARLSSON
Markus KARLSSON
Honda RR Academy, hrrac.se
SWESWE

#16
Age 11
37kg/151cm

Hans PEDERSEN
Hans PEDERSEN
Honda RR Academy, hrrac.se
SWESWE

#17
Age 13
42kg/154cm

Jesper PELLIJEFF
Jesper PELLIJEFF
Honda RR Academy, hrrac.se
SWESWE

#18
Age 11
34kg/146cm

Remy GARDNER
Remy GARDNER
Team Honda Australia
AUSAUS

#19
Age 12
37kg/145cm

Kasper Lau HEJGAARD
Kasper Lau HEJGAARD
LCS-Racing
DENDEN

#20
Age 11
35kg/150cm

Kristian LAURSEN
Kristian LAURSEN
LCS-Racing
DENDEN

#21
Age 13
54kg/165cm

William FRIEND
William FRIEND
South Africa
RSARSA

#22
Age 9
36kg

Keanu FEIO
Keanu FEIO
South Africa
RSARSA

#23
Age 13
31kg

Robert SCHOTMAN
Robert SCHOTMAN
Molenaar NSF100
NEDNED

#24
Age 12
35kg/145cm

Vasco VAN DER VALK
Vasco VAN DER VALK
Molenaar NSF100
NEDNED

#25
Age 10
32kg/145cm

Bo BENDSNEIJDER
Bo BENDSNEIJDER
Molenaar NSF100
NEDNED

#26
Age 11
37kg/152cm

Sami LAAKSONEN
Sami LAAKSONEN
FINFIN

#27
Age 13
40kg/154cm

Patrik PULKKINEN
Patrik PULKKINEN
Ajo Motorsport Junior Project
FINFIN

#28
Age 9
28kg/135cm

Hannes SOOMER
Hannes SOOMER
SPEEDLINE RACING
ESTEST

#29
Age 12
52kg/155cm

Jarno KAUSCH
Jarno KAUSCH
TKR-Racing Team
SUISUI

#30
Age 12
33kg/145cm

Marcel BRENNER
Marcel BRENNER
TKR-Racing Team
SUISUI

#31
Age 13
41kg/152cm

Panagiotis PAPAPAVLOU
Panagiotis PAPAPAVLOU
HONDA RACING HELLAS Saracakis group
GREGRE

#32
Age 10
33kg/142cm

Alex BORNER
Alex BORNER
ESPESP

#33
Age 10
34kg/144cm

Arón CANET
Arón CANET
ESPESP

#34
Age 11
36kg/141cm

Aaron ESPANA
Aaron ESPANA
ESPESP

#35
Age 12
48kg/152cm

Albert ARENAS
Albert ARENAS
ESPESP

#36
Age 13

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