H43 Team Nobby ends the Moto4 season in fourth position

Carlos Cano finishes a complicated weekend in Jerez due to the weather and closes the season among the best riders in his first year in the category

The Spanish Superbike Championship season has ended at the Jerez-Ángel Nieto circuit. H43 team Nobby fought again in Moto4 and Supersport in a weekend marked by unstable weather.

In the Moto4 class, after the free practice in which Carlos Cano managed to finish second in FP2, the qualifying session on Saturday was marked by rain. Despite all the adversities, the H43 Team Nobby rider fought to be among the best in his category and, finally, Cano qualified in sixth position with a time of 2:11.316. 

In Saturday’s race, Carlos Cano was in the front group and fought his way up to the top three positions for most of the race. With a short time to go, the young rider from Murcia suffered a crash that prevented him from finishing the race. The H43 Team Nobby rider was not injured and was able to continue racing normally.

The last race of the season was also conditioned by the weather conditions, which meant that the state of the track was not ideal. Despite all the adversities, Carlos Cano was competitive throughout the race and tried to get close to the front group. In the end, the young rider from Murcia finished in eighth position. With these results, the H43 Team Nobby rider finishes the season fourth with a total of 165 points. 

Carlos Cano #71“This weekend was quite strange because of the weather. Due to the rain, we couldn’t have a clear strategy, it was very complicated and it was also the first time we raced with rain. In spite of everything, we were close to third place. I want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout the season and especially the whole team for the way they have worked with me from the beginning to the end”.

Manuel Hernández (Team Manager)“With Carlos Cano in the dry we were ahead, as usual. In the water he suffered more, remember that he is a very young boy and he is not used to riding in wet conditions. Even so, he had a great weekend, we can’t say anything against him”

The young rider from Murcia has been one of the most outstanding riders throughout the season and has shown his character and talent on many occasions. Carlos Cano has scored five podiums in total and has managed to win a race. 



H43 Team Nobby scores points with all its riders in Supersport 

The Spanish team improved its results in the Supersport class and all its riders scored points in a weekend marked by rain.

The weekend started positively with the free practice, where the most outstanding rider of the team was Juan Rodriguez. The rider from Castellón was very consistent throughout the sessions and managed to be among the top ten riders in the category in FP2, in eighth position. The qualifying day was marked by difficult weather conditions. The H43 Team Nobby, thanks to the good work of the whole team, was very competitive at all times. Juan Rodriguez again had a great performance, qualifying in fifth with a time of 1:57.802. Joan Díaz finished fifteenth and Davide Fabbri twentieth. 

In the first race of the weekend, the H43 Team Nobby was unlucky. In the first part of the race, Joan Díaz suffered a technical problem that prevented him from continuing the race. In addition, Juan Rodríguez also crashed with eight laps to go and had to retire when he was fighting at the front. Davide Fabbri finished sixteenth, just outside the points. 

Rain also made an appearance in the last race of the championship. The H43 Team Nobby riders were looking to finish the year with a good feeling and kept a constant pace throughout the race. With six laps to go, the race was suspended due to a red flag. Finally, Juan Rodríguez finished eighth with another great performance, Joan Díaz finished twelfth and Davide Fabbri fourteenth, so all the team riders scored points in this race.

With these results, Joan Díaz finishes the season in eighth position with 73 points, Juan Rodríguez fourteenth with 34 points and Davide Fabbri twenty-fifth with 10 points. 



Juan Rodríguez #38: “We finished the weekend with a very good feeling. Today we improved compared to Saturday’s race and I was able to get away with the front group. It was a pity that during the race my visor got fogged up on several occasions and I had to lift it to have a good visibility. As for the season, in the first races, being a rookie, I started too strong, too crazy, and after the first crash I had, it made me think and go step by step. The truth is that it worked for us”. 

Joan Díaz #19“It was a tough weekend, we had a lot of problems and we were always a step behind. In the end, in the second race we managed to finish it with a good feeling, although we were penalised for qualifying so far back. Now it’s time to turn the page and think about next season. This year things didn’t work out as we expected at the beginning, because our idea was to fight every race for the top positions but, in the end, this only happened on a few occasions. In any case, I have learned a lot this year and it has helped me to gain experience for the future, for which I am very grateful to the team”.

Davide Fabbri #64“This weekend started off a bit difficult for me because we had a small mechanical problem and I wasn’t very confident on the bike. In free practice we went from less to more, but then in qualifying everything was different because of the rain. This year was the first time we rode in wet conditions and we felt it, but in the end we improved a lot and we were able to score points. This season we have had some ups and downs, but I am quite happy because I have enjoyed myself on the bike. Now we have to keep learning and improving for next season”.

Manuel Hernández (Team Manager)“The wet weekend was a lottery. It has been very complicated with two days of practice completely in the dry and two days completely in the wet, and with these conditions it is more difficult for the riders to get the best feeling. Today we scored points, Juan Rodríguez had a pretty good race, from less to more, and he had a very good weekend. If it wasn’t for a problem with his visor during the last race, I think we could have fought in the top five. In the case of Joan, he was very good in the dry, he was happy, but since the water came we haven’t had the best feeling. Davide has had fun in the two races this weekend and he continues with his progression, and when a rider gets off the bike and says that he has had fun it is very encouraging, and the sincerity that he is having with us is very important”.

Season review

Manuel Hernández (Team Manager): “If I had to give an overall mark for this year I would give a seven over ten in Supersport. We have achieved victories and podiums, but we have not achieved the stability of always being at the front. We also have to say that we are working with riders who are in a period of growth, and this often affects the stability during the year. In Moto4 it has been a very good season, finally Cano has finished fourth in his first year, being a rider who came from Moto5, which was his first time in a team and the discipline with which he has worked, as well as his progression, has been impressive. He has a very good future, now it’s time to start planning for next season”.