Juanjo Nuñez Comes Home Fourth At Guadix
A quick news update on Juanjo Nuñez, young Talaveran “next big thing” (“The Future” as friends kept referring to him at the Fans Club party in Talavera de la Reina the other week…)
His latest race – on Sunday September 20th at Guadix, in the CEX – saw him coming home fourth; a promising and useful result after a faltering start to the weekend.
Like many other riders in other leagues and championships, he’s had a summer break and a lack of facilities to get back into training on the 80cc bike led to something of a lack of confidence on the Friday, though thankfully Saturday’s timesheets saw him getting into his stride again and pulling out an impressive 6th position on the grid for Sunday’s race.
The race itself started badly with Juanjo dropping to 12th in the first corner (suggesting he is a lot like his idol, Alvaro!) but knowing he needed a good position to continue his championship lead, he fought through to 4th spot with 5 laps to go – and although he was too far off the leaders to make up any more places, he maintained position to the flag.