Supermoto Brothers Villena
Supermoto Brothers end the season in style
Britain’s Anthony and Mathew Ford – Dunn wrapped their 2011 racing season up with a fantastic double podium at last weekends final round of the Valencian championship. The two brothers were racing together in the Elite class at the Chicharra circuit in Villena, Valencia.
With the sky overcast and ground temperatures low the action got under way with the timed qualifying session. Anthony qualified in second position on the front row of the grid with Mat tucked in behind on the second row. Both brothers were really enjoying the circuit with the offroad section of the track being made of sand and having a high speed entry, that made spectacular viewing for the enthusiastic crowd.
As the red lights went out for the first of two races it was Anthony that was fighting for the lead with the Kawasaki mounted Israel Escalera. Israel opened up a small lead before Anthony focused his efforts on chasing him down. Lap by lap the gap was closing until Israel made a mistake coming off the dirt section and slid from his bike. Anthony grabbed the opportunity and flew past to take the lead on his supermotoland.com Honda. Israel remounted but could only follow Anthony home to take second place with Anthony’s brother Mat having a career best finish in the elite class with third.
The combined scores of the two races gave the overall win to Israel with Anthony and Mat on the second and third steps of the podium respectively.
‘That was a great way to end this season, It’s the first time that we have both stood on the same podium together and it’s a great reward for all the hard work we have put into this year’ said Anthony after the rostrum ceremony. The www.supermotoland.com team now have a busy few months ahead as they have received backing for the 2012 season from Honda Spain, and their existing sponsors Stratton motorsport and Advance Moves, the expat Removals Company based in Murcia.
In the next couple of weeks the new 2012 Honda race bikes will arrive and then the development and testing of the bikes will begin so that the 2012 season starts with the same results that 2011 ended with!