The supermotoland Husqvarna race team were in action at the weekend for the first round of the Spanish supermoto championship. With some great sunny weather for March, the large crowd that turned up to watch the racing at the Gasss74 circuit in Villena, Alicante had a great day of action.
British racer, Loris Ford-Dunn was impressive onboard his relatively standard 2023 model Husqvarna FS450 supermoto bike. He qualified 3rd but was swamped a little in the race starts and had to fight back through the pack each time. He finished 6th overall in the SM road class, with a field of riders that included the current European Supermoto champion.
Will Mcmahon from the USA made steady progress throughout the weekend despite a lack of bike time due to work commitments. He kept beating his personal best lap time and finished 14th overall in the Sm road Class, against world class competition.
Damon Offer from the UK finished in 7th place in the SM road master class for riders over 30 years old. This was his first ever supermoto race and he showed some impressive speed as he continued to learn and improve his speed in every session on track.
Nick Cronin for the UK had his first race back after a serious knee injury last year. Whilst the knee was still not up to speed, it seemed that Nick was, as he improved his speed over the weekend despite the obvious pain and discomfort. He finished 8th in the SM road master class in only his 2nd ever supermoto race.
British racer Ryan Blackburn who lives in Sweden finished a respectful 9th overall in the SM road master class. This was his first ever supermoto race and he had a very steep learning curve to climb, with limited track time to train in the Swedish winter. With significant improvements in every session he knows there is more to come from the next few races.
German racer Nick Haufe joined the team for a wild card ride in the SM pro class with a dirt section. Nick finished a credible 8th overall against world class competition and showed that the 2 months based in Spain and training with the supermotoland team had paid off. Nick now travels back to Germany to race in the German, Italian and World supermoto championships.
Many thanks to all the teams racers who gave 100% over the weekend to achieve their goals. The team had a lot of fun and some strong results to make it a great start to the year. All team personnel worked hard to produce a fantastic race weekend and we cannot wait until we race again in April.
Many thanks to our main sponsors, Husqvarna motorcycles, Advance moves international removals and Putoline motorcycle oils.