Eight nationalities inside the top ten as Orradre pips Booth-Amos to the top in WorldSSP300
The 2021 FIM Supersport 300 World Championship has officially got underway with Free Practice one from a sun-drenched MotorLand Aragon circuit near Alcañiz, Spain. The lightweight class of the production-based Championship paddock sees just one group for the 2021 season, and it was Unai Orradre (Yamaha MS Racing) on top after the first 30 minutes of action. There was a Red Flag after just 14 minutes, with Inigo Iglesias (SMW Racing) crashing on the exit of Turn 1; the rider was up and OK.
Orradre fired in a lap time of 2’06.814 to see him hit the front, whilst it was fellow 2020 race winner Tom Booth-Amos (Fusport – RT Motorsport by SKM) who took second, improving on his final flying lap to cement his position. Joining them in the top three was Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki), with the reigning Champion just under a second behind a rapid Orradre. In fourth was South African Dorren Louriero (Fusport – RT Motorsport by SKM), whilst completing the top five was Samuel Di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo), who kept up his impressive preseason form.
Sixth went to Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki), who once again, like Di Sora, continued his strong testing pace into the first round, whilst Ton Kawakami (AD78 Team Brasil by MS Racing) was a strong seventh, ahead of Turkish star Bahattin Sofuoglu (Biblion Yamaha Motoxracing), Dutchman Koen Meuffels (MTM Kawasaki) and Australia’s Harry Khouri (Fusport – RT Motorsport by SKM). Impressively, eight different nationalities featured in the top ten. The two other ex-Champions on the grid – Ana Carrasco (Kawasaki Provec WorldSSP300) and Marc Garcia (2R Racing) – were 14th and 27th respectively.
Top six after the first FP1 of Round 1 of 2021 in WorldSSP300 at MotorLand Aragon, full results here:
- Unai Orradre (Yamaha MS Racing) 2’06.814s
- Tom Booth-Amos (Fusport – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) +0.573s
- Jeffrey Buis (MTM Kawasaki) +0.972s
- Dorren Loureiro (Fusport – RT Motorsports by SKM – Kawasaki) +1.077s
- Samuel di Sora (Leader Team Flembbo) +1.086s
- Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) +1.097s
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