2nd round of the Spanish Supermoto championship on the 14th April Villena – Sax
Solid start for Mat Ford-Dunn in 1st round of the Spanish Supermoto championship. With the first round of the Spanish Supermoto championship getting off to a rather wet start in Seville over the weekend, it was Murcia’s British expat Supermoto racer Mat Ford-Dunn who came away with a superb rostrum finish despite the testing conditions. The supermotoland race team had a busy week beforehand when Mat wrecked an engine in the final test before Seville and the team had to replace his race engine with a standard unit from his spare bike. The Seville race track featured some long straights that put Mat at a disadvantage with a less powerful engine.
After heavy overnight rain the race organisers had no option but to close the waterlogged dirt section of the track and the weekends racing was run entirely on the asphalt race circuit.
With wet and changeable weather throughout the days racing it was Mat that made the most of the tricky conditions in his first race to come from 5th on the grid to finish a very close 2nd, just behind the leader on the final lap. The second of Mat’s two races was looking at being a repeat performance until a small crash whilst in third position, saw Mat drop back to finish 6th at the flag.
The combined results gave Mat a superb 3rd overall and a podium position for the weekends racing.
Mat will next be racing In Villena, near Sax, Alicante for the 2nd round of the Spanish Supermoto championship on the 14th April, where he will be joined by his younger brother Anthony Ford-Dunn who will be competing in the first round of the SM Road championship. The supermotoland team and their Spanish and UK based Sponsors ‘Advance Moves International removals’ will be on hand to welcome anyone wishing to attend the race which will no doubt be a fantastic days racing.
Further race reports, videos and information can be found at the teams website www.supermotoland.com