American Mikey Lou Sanchez P4 In ESBK Moto4 Race At Estoril

American Mikey Lou Sanchez P4 In ESBK Moto4 Race At Estoril

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Sanchez Racing:

Mikey Lou Sanchez is proving to be a front runner in the ESBK Moto4 class, with two successful finishes this past weekend [May 14-15] at Circuito do Estoril, in Portugal.

The weekend started off very challenging for Mikey in both free practices. He struggled to get his lap times down and qualified P12, but with the help of the team, Mikey was confident going into Race One on Saturday afternoon.

Race One was very close with nine riders all fighting in one group for a podium finish! At the finish line all nine riders were practically side-by-side coming across the finish line. Mikey chose the line up against the inside wall and was able to grab a solid seventh place finish.

In Race Two the fighting continued on the first few laps, but the group was split up by of a crash between two riders. Mikey ended up in the second group, battling it out with seven riders, only this time they were fighting for fourth place.

On the last lap, Mikey led the group for the entire lap and was able to hold them off and prevent them from drafting him at the finish line to take a hard-fought fourth place!

Mikey said, “I was going to go with the front group and try to get on the podium, but one kid highsided in front of me and I lost touch with them. On the last lap in the last turn I knew I had to keep them from drafting me across the finish line, so used a move that Max Toth taught me last month, and it worked!”

With eight races to go in the ESBK Moto4 Championship, Mikey is seventh in the point standings.

The next race is June 25-26 at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Follow Mikey on Instagram and Facebook @mikeylousanchez

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