RFME ESBK Moto4 Round Two
Circuit Ricardo Tormo
American Mikey Lou Sanchez, coming off a strong seventh-place finish in Round One at Jerez, started Round Two of the RFME ESBK Moto4 Championship at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, in Valencia, Spain, with competitive practice sessions, finishing P10 and P8.
Unfortunately, a mechanical failure limited him to only four laps in the only qualifying session on Saturday, which put him P20 out of 25 riders and on the seventh row of the grid!
Mikey stayed positive and knew he had to finish Race One in the top nine in order to better his grid position for Race Two.
Mikey said, “I got this. I’ve been in this situation before. I know what I have to do!”
And he did. He had an amazing Race One, made his way through the field of riders, and finished a very strong fourth place!
“It was one of the best races I’ve seen Mikey race thus far!” said Trinity Richardson, Mikey’s mother. “He was determined. He made so many passes and just put his head down and fought the whole race We couldn’t be more proud of him!”
In Race Two, Mikey started from P4 and had a good start, running with the lead group of six riders. He fought back and forth with another rider, which caused him to lose touch with the leaders of the group, but he managed to stay strong and finish sixth.
This weekend went really well for Mikey and his new team Austin Racing VHC. He’s starting to learn and understand how the professional teams work.
We’re off again to Estoril, Portugal for Round Three on May 14-15.
You can follow Mikey Lou Sanchez on Instagram or Facebook @mikeylousanchez.
We’d like to thank all those who are supporting us: Shawn Knoche, Roadway Traffic Control, Williams Custom Painting, Fondu, San Marcos Iron Doors, Texas Motorcycle Academy, Harris Hill Flattrackers, Moto Liberty.