EUROPEAN TALENT CUP: AMERICAN KRISTIAN DANIEL JR BEST FINISH IN SERIES IN VALENCIA
Kristian Daniel Jr back into the points in the European Talent Cup
Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Spain
Kristian Daniel Jr and the MRE Talent team continued their journey in the 2023 FIM JuniorGP European Talent Cup season at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Spain. After a difficult start in Estoril, Portugal, they were determined to keep working.
The weekend kicked off with free practices on Thursday and Friday. Kristian, along with 60 other racers from around the world, took to the track to get their pace as close to qualifying time as possible. The team worked diligently on bike setup and found a set up that felt great for Kristian Jr.
Qualifying took place on Saturday, where Kristian aimed to finish in the top 14 which would qualify him to race on Sunday (only 30 out of the 61 riders would qualify for the race). Demonstrating his progress, Kristian secured a qualifying position of 12th (23rd overall), showcasing his continued growth and potential.
Sunday marked race day, and anticipation filled the air as the riders prepared to face off for two races. Kristian and the MRE Talent were determined to make their mark and improve upon their previous race results.
In Race One, Kristian had a strong start and demonstrated his racing prowess, overtaking several riders and holding his ground throughout the race.
Even after a long lap penalty for exceeding track limits, he crossed the finish line in an impressive 12th place. This accomplishment marked a significant step forward for him and the MRE Talent, highlighting their continuous improvement and ability to compete with the best riders in the championship.
In Race Two, Kristian had another great start but after making contact in the second corner on the first lap, crashed out of contention. He walked away unharmed.
The 12th place finish at Circuit Ricardo Tormo provided a valuable boost to Kristian’s overall standing in the championship, and it solidified the team’s confidence in their capabilities. The achievement serves as a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the effective collaboration between Kristian and the MRE Talent.
As they reflect on their success, the team is motivated to further enhance their performance in the upcoming race in Jerez on June 4th. With the 2023 FIM JuniorGP European Talent Cup season unfolding, Kristian Daniel Jr and the MRE Talent are poised to continue their pursuit of top finishes and further establish themselves as formidable contenders in the championship.