Supercross at full thottle

VROOM-VROOM: The best dirt-bike racing riders on the national scene roared round the Cuevas circuit (inset 1), Portuguese rider Paulo Alberto taking top place on the pódium (inset 2). CREDIT: Jose Guerrero, provided by Cuevas del Almanzora Council

IT was a night of supercharged, adrenaline-filled excitement in Cuevas del Almanzora on Saturday when the municipality hosted the Spanish Supercross Championship. 

Some 5,500 dirt-bike racing enthusiasts turned out to watch 48 of the best riders on the national scene roaring round the Rincon de la Bonil circuit. 

Portuguese racer, and series leader, Paulo Alberto, took first place on the podium in what was the second challenge of this year’s championship.  

Carlos Fernandez Macanas from Murcia was second and Joan Cros was third after winning the Face to Face. 

In the KTM Cup for the youngest riders, Spanish-based British rider George Cherry was champ on the night. He was joined on the podium by Eric Rubio and Alex Gabarda. 

Cuevas Mayor Antonio Fernandez Liria did the honours of presenting the trophies. 

Organised by the Motoclub Bajo Almanzora and supported by Cuevas Council, the event came to a close in spectacular style with an impressive firework display. 

Supercross at full thottle
VROOM-VROOM: The best dirt-bike racing riders on the national scene roared round the Cuevas circuit (inset 1), Portuguese rider Paulo Alberto taking top place on the pódium
CREDIT: Jose Guerrero, provided by Cuevas del Almanzora Council
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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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