The second event of endurance motorcycle world championship was held on 21st of May in Albacete, Spain. Slovakian Maco Moto Racing team came to win the most points, as in the first race in France, despite the good performance hasn´t finished for engine breakdown.
Riders Jason Pridmore, Greg Junod and Gregg White were riding in training without risk-taking, also Yamaha motorcycle was perfectly prepared and after the qualifications team had seventh position on the grid.
The race started perfectly Junod, who at the start rode on fourth place. Later on two favored teams overtake Slovak team, but they managed to maintain sixth place with three pilots in confidence and keep pace with teams ahead them. At the end of the race, only Greg Junod rode on the Yamaha, because he managed to run best times in the night. After the resignation of the fifth team, Maco Moto Racing got the great fifth place, which belonged to them as well in the finish. With this result, the Slovak team got to the eleventh place of pre-order the championship with a profit of thirteen points.
Martin Kuzma, team owner:
“I am very happy with the result, as well as performance of our team, because after the Bol d’Or event that we have not completed, we again demonstrated our quality and we are back in the game. At Albacete, we had perfectly prepared motorcycle, so in training was not a lot of work and we didn´t pushed unnecessarily, we went for secure position. For the entire weekend there was a small technical problem with the filler valve on the tank, so we took a little longer refueling, but it does not affect our result. During the race we rode without any difficulties, in the end was riding only Greg Junod, who stood in the dark very fast times, so we tried to put pressure on the Austrian team Yamaha, which was ahead of us only one round. Although it did not work, we achieved an excellent result, while we were the fastest unofficial team. I express my gratitude to the riders and the whole team, everyone worked on one hundred percent, also our partners, big thanks to Dunlop for their fantastic support. Unfortunately, participation on upcoming 8 hours in Suzuka is impossible for us, in the current situation without the support of partners we can not financially cover it, although to be there is our great desire. So the next race for us would be probably in Donington Park, UK in August.”