Round 3 of the Spanish Supermoto championship was held at the tight and twisty track, called DR7 situated about 100kms south of Madrid. Its definitely not one of the most popular tracks with the racers but it did produce some great racing.
British racer Loris Ford-Dunn had a weekend he would rather forget. Having set the 4th fastest time in timed practice for the SMroad class, he was looking forward to the races.
However a nasty crash in race one saw him clip a kerb with his rear wheel that sent the bike into a tank slapper before he was flicked off the bike. He tangled with his own bike and was run over by a following racer who could not avoid the crash. The red flags came out and that was the end of the race weekend for Loris. He suffered a broken rib and a small fracture to his ankle. Both of which will be quick to heal. He slips back to 7th overall in the championship standings after scoring no points at the round.
American racer Will Mcmahon had a solid couple of rides in both his SMroad races. He finished 12th and 11th, that gave him 11th overall for the weekends racing and moved him up the championship standings to 11th position.
British racer Nick Cronin continued to improve in the SMroad 30+ class for riders over 30 years old. Nick is still returning from a nasty knee injury in 2022 and he had a solid points hauling weekend with two 4th places to elevate him to 4th overall in the championship standings. A superb result in only his first full season of racing supermoto.
British racer Ryan Blackburn had another impressive weekend in only his third ever supermoto race. Ryan continues to improve with every race in the SMroad+30 class and this time out he managed two 5th positions in his races. The result means he climbs to 5th overall in the championship standings which gives the team two riders in the top 5 championship positions for the SMroad+30 class.
The Supermotoland Husqvarna race team is next in action at the Forcarei circuit in north western spain on the 17th and 18th of june for round 4 of the Spanish supermoto championship.
A thousand thanks to the racers, mechanics, team personnel, team sponsors and the many race fans that follow the teams progress, as we continue to bring new racers into the sport of supermoto and focus on training and rider development to produce some fantastic results.