H43 Team Nobby wins first race of the season

 

Simon Jespersen has managed to win the first race of the year after starting from pole position
 

The 2021 season has got off to a great start for H43 Team Nobby. The team led by Manuel Hernández took the first victory of the season in the first Supersport race, held at the Jerez – Ángel Nieto circuit.

After a busy few days of free practice, H43 Team Nobby started Saturday with hopes of a good qualifying result. Simon Jespersen, who already had a good feeling in the previous days, took the pole position with a time of 1:43.690 and showed that he could set a great pace.

Another outstanding rider was Juan Rodríguez, a rookie in the category, who with a lap of 1:44.202 managed to qualify for the race in sixth position. Joan Díaz was sixteenth in his category, Ondrej Vostatek nineteenth and Davide Fabri twentieth.

In the race, Simon was on fire from the start. With a constant pace, he fought with other rivals for the first places, and from lap eleven of the race he did not drop from the first position. Another notable performance was that of Juan Rodríguez, who lost a lot of positions at the start but recovered to finish seventh in the Supersport class. A great result considering that Rodriguez is making his debut in this category.

Fifteenth was Davide Fabri, who also had a great performance. The Italian rider fought until the end after suffering a hard crash on Friday. Despite being in a lot of pain, Fabri was able to finish the race.

The bad luck in Supersport went to Joan Diaz and Ondrej Vostatek, who despite showing good form during practice, crashed and could not finish the race.

Great performance by Carlos Cano in Moto4

This weekend, besides racing with five bikes in Supersport, the H43 Team Nobby makes its debut in the Moto4 class with a promising young rider: Carlos Cano. The rider from Murcia, in his first time on a Moto4 bike, put in a great performance: he qualified for the race in fourteenth position with a best lap of 2:02.314 and finished the race in seventh position leading the second group.

 

 

 

Simon Jespersen P1“I am very happy. I didn’t think we could win this race because we had some problems during the weekend, but in the end the team worked really well. I had a good qualifying and from the first laps I tried to keep a strong pace. Even though two riders overtook me I was able to get to the first place, keep my pace, open a gap to my rivals and win the race. Hopefully tomorrow we can repeat this result.”

 

 

 Manuel Hernández (Team Manager)“What more could we ask for… after a long winter we are very happy. We’ve been following Simon for two years, he’s not a newcomer, I’ve been patient throughout the winter and in the end he joined the team. I have to thank all the work the team has done, and of course also all our sponsors. It is thanks to them that we can achieve this result. We have to keep our feet on the ground, tomorrow we have another race and the championship is very long, but we also have to enjoy the good moments. Then, in a team with so many riders we have the good side and the bad side: Juan Rodriguez has done a great result with a great comeback on a new bike for him and we believe that tomorrow he can fight for the podium with the pace he has, but Joan has crashed and Ondrej has been touched at the start and has also gone to the ground. As for Davide, he has had a great evolution. He had a crash on Friday and he fought until the end. If we talk about Moto4, with Carlos it’s as if we had won the race. He is a kid who comes from the mini-speed and he didn’t know the circuit or the bike. He did a great race, let’s see if tomorrow he can join the front group. We are very happy.”

Tomorrow will be the second races of the weekend. Moto4 will start at 11:00 and Supersport at 15:00.