Double podium for the H43 Team Nobby in the first races of Navarra

Simon Jespersen and Joan Diaz have been second and third respectively with a great pace and very good sensations

The second race weekend arrived in Navarra with another new round of the Spanish Superbike Championship. The H43 Team Nobby landed with very high expectations after the good results achieved in Jerez.

After a busy free practice where the H43 Team Nobby riders managed to acclimatise to the circuit, Saturday’s qualifying left a very good feeling for the Spanish team. All riders managed to improve their times compared to the free practice, and the highlight of the day was Simon Jespersen with a time of 1:41.863, which allowed him to achieve the sixth place in the Supersport class. In addition, the other H43 Team Nobby riders, Joan Diaz, Davide Fabbri and Juan Rodriguez, were also able to improve their times from the free practice sessions prior to Saturday.

The first race of the weekend was a success for H43 Team Nobby. Simon Jespersen, who started from eighth place, managed to get into the leading positions and fight for the podium. With a constant pace for most of the race he managed to stay in the leading group with a great lap by lap and finally took second place and thus finished on the podium. Another highlight of the day was Joan Díaz, who took third place. The race of the H43 Team Nobby rider was marked by an excellent comeback from the start. The Catalan rider started from fourteenth position and after a few very steady laps he climbed up to the top of the category, in third position after a crash on the last lap of one of his rivals.

Twelfth was Juan Rodríguez, who maintained his position from the start and was close to finishing in the top ten. Davide Fabbri finished seventeenth and showed a good performance after the injury he suffered during the first round of the season.

Simon Jespersen“I feel very good. We have been working hard since the first practice. Throughout the weekend I struggled a bit to get a good feeling with the bike and finally I got it, although I lost some time in the first sector. Even so, in the end, I got very important points for the championship, I think I need to work on myself, on my mentality. In the middle of the race I was a bit stressed and I think I need to believe more in myself, believe that I have the pace and the speed, but for tomorrow’s race we need to focus on improving the first sector. I think I can improve a lot there, and if we find the problem we might be able to finish on top of the podium”.

Joan Díaz“After the weekend in Jerez, we wanted to focus on ourselves and it worked. You could say that we were on the back foot all weekend because we were close, but we started from the back. Thanks to the good practice sessions and the concentration we all had, we were very clear about what we had to do. In the first laps of the race I suffered a little bit, but I was able to overtake and I felt I was far ahead of the rest. Looking ahead to tomorrow we are excited and even more so starting fourth, we are going to improve a couple of things we have seen and we hope to get another good result”.
Juan Rodríguez“So far this weekend things are not going as we expected with some problems with the bike. Hopefully tomorrow we won’t have any faults and we’ll solve the problems with the front end. I’m sure we’ll do much better and we can be in the top eight or ten”.
Davide Fabbri“I had some difficulties during the race, I haven’t ridden many times at this circuit and I would have liked to do some testing beforehand, but I couldn’t because I was in pain from the crash I had in Jerez. I did my best, the team also did a great job and now it’s time to work harder and enjoy tomorrow’s race”.

Bad luck clashes with the great moment of Carlos Cano

The young H43 Team Nobby rider continues to surprise race after race in the Moto4 class. Carlos Cano started the weekend with a very good feeling, taking second place in FP1 on Friday. In the second free practice he improved his fastest lap by almost two seconds with a time of 2:00.119.

After some excellent free practice sessions, Carlos Cano improved his times again in Saturday’s qualifying, setting a best lap of 1:58.670. With this time he achieved a creditable third place on the starting grid.

Manuel Hernández (Team Manager)“I always say that with four riders it is very difficult to be happy, but after coming from a hard weekend in a circuit that is difficult to adapt to, to get the results we have obtained thanks to the whole team is very satisfying. The weather hasn’t been with us either and hasn’t allowed us to work in a comfortable situation. With regard to the two podiums we are very happy, also, Juan continues with his natural progression and has his ups and downs due to the little experience in the category, but it is normal, we are in the process of learning with him. Davide is also evolving and is getting closer to the top 10; we hope tomorrow to equal or even improve the results, we always want to improve. As for Carlos Cano, we can only thank him for the weekend he is giving us, I’m sure there will be many more good things to come. I’ll keep what he said to us on the grid: “I want to see us on top of the podium”, with that ambition I’m sure Carlos Cano will go far”.