American Kristian Daniel, Jr., Age 8, Planning To Race Full-Time In Spain In 2018

American Kristian Daniel, Jr., Age 8, Planning To Race Full-Time In Spain In 2018

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Tarragona, Spain – Copa de Catalana Promovelocitat, the championship that was the proving grounds of World Championship riders like Maverick Viñales, Álex Márquez, and Pol Epargaró, held its eighth and final round of the season on Sunday, October 15th at Circuit de Calafat. Among the 25 kids (ages 7-13) that competed in the PromoRacc class was eight-year-old Kristian Daniel Jr., a young American road racer from California who found himself fighting for a podium spot by the end of the race weekend.

With only four practice sessions on Saturday and two qualifying sessions on Sunday morning, Kristian didn’t have much time to adapt to the new bike (RMU50) and track, but he was still able to drop his time by nine seconds which placed him 17th overall and fourth out of nine in his age bracket (7-10).

It was a two-race format, and during race two Kristian found himself in 14th place overall, second in his class and within a second of the class leader. Unfortunately, the fairy tale came to an end on the last lap as Kristian suffered a highside [crash] while trying to make a move. With such a promising debut, he and his family plan on competing full-time in the series next season.


PromoRACC-1 2 Temps (Age 9-13 two Stroke 70cc)

1- 62 TRIAS MOLAS BLAI

2- 48 PLANQUES GUILLEM GEORGES

3- 78 ESTEBAN RUIZ JOEL

4- 6 RODRIGUEZ VIVES ORIOL

5- 56 MORILLAS ZAMORA DAYRON

6- 12 VILLA LAJE ADONAIS

7- 93 LOSADA PUGES JORDI

8- 13 MORENO VEIGA OLIVER

9- 22 ANTONIO SANCHO JORDI

10- 24 LERA GONÇALVES MARC

11- 99 VARO LUNA IAN


PromoRACC-1 4 Temps (Age 9-13 four Stroke 140cc)

1- 4 ASSOUIRITE ANWAR

2- 141 NUÑEZ FERNANDEZ-COTO OSCAR

3- 40 PEDRO BUITRAGO MARC

4- 28 PERRONE CANTON VALENTIN

5- 20 MORENO PONS JULIAN


PromoRACC-2 2 Temps (Age 7-10 two Stroke 50cc)

1- 1 UCEDA LOPEZ IVAN

2- 26 ALSINA SANCHEZ PAU

3- 68 MORENO VEIGA OSCAR

4- 44 DANIEL JR KRISTIAN ANTHONY

5- 17 GONZALEZ ALCALA OLIVER


PromoRACC-2 4 Temps (Age 7-10 four Stroke 110cc)

1- 77 QUINTANS SANS LEANDRO

2- 16 HIDALGO MIMBRERO URIEL

3- 41 CERPA CUELLAR YVONNE

4- 8 MIROSLAVOV NIKOLAEV NIKOLA 

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