"If we keep going race-by-race, then the points will arrive": Huertas talks magnificent Misano

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 07:30 GMT

In a weekend that saw Huertas and Montella in a class of their own, it was the Spaniard who was the decisive winner from the weekend on the Adriatic Coast

The FIM Supersport World Championship is once again delivering in spades, with the middleweight class witnessing some epic on-track across the weekend at Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”. In a weekend-long duel between two riders, it was Adrian Huertas ( Racing WorldSSP Team) who emerged as the clear victor.

“RACE 2 WAS INCREDIBLE”: Huertas talks red-flagged Race 2

In a race which was ultimately cut short by a red flag towards the end of a thrilling duel between Yari Montella (Barni Spark Racing Team) and Huertas, the young Spaniard was ultimately able to pick up yet another impressive win, even despite some equipment failures. Discussing his performance in Race 2, Huertas had this to say: “Race 2 was incredible. We had great pace in the beginning, and I was leading the race by some distance. The race should be calm by that point, but then I had a problem with my helmet. I managed to fix the problem with one hand on the bike, but then it was super good to get that fixed. I had incredible pace and I was able to recover a lot. I don’t know what happened with the red flag, but I hope that the rider is okay.” Their epic battle was also reflected in Saturday’s Race 1, a race in which Montella led for 17 laps of the race compared to Huertas leading just a single one. Ultimately though, that one lap was enough for the Spaniard to complete the first race of what would prove to be an amazing Adriatic double.

“THEY DESERVE THIS”: Huertas discusses Italian win on Italian bike

Of course, an Italian win on an Italian bike is always hugely significant to the passionate home crowd. When asked about this, Huertas discussed the significance of such a feat, saying: “Yeah, I am super happy for the team because they deserve this. They have been working incredibly this whole season. To win here at their home…I look at them, and they are so happy, so I am also happy to see all the people that give me the best support be this happy.”

“THIS IS NOT THE THING TO LOOK AT”: Huertas discusses Championship race

The #99 rider was naturally asked about the WorldSSP title race, especially given that Huertas is now leading said Championship. However, Huertas’ head is firmly focused elsewhere, as the Ducati man had this to say: “This is not the thing to look at at the moment. If we keep going race-by-race, then the points will arrive.” Huertas also discussed the next round of the WorldSSP Championship, which comes from Donington Park. Spain’s Huertas said: “I am so happy and motivated for Donington!”

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