Celebrating 71 since first hosting closed roads competition, the 62nd running of the La Baneza Grand Prix thoroughly entertained the enthusiastic crowd attending Spain’s Horice, Hengelo, Motovelocidad Del Valle equivalent.
Thirteen motorcycle marques had representation ranging from Ducati to MZ to Bultaco.
Entry numbers overall were extremely positive with notable non-Spanish entrants including Irish roads regular, popular German racer Chris Meyer.
Reflecting on the race action, the premier, Honda dominated 125/Moto 3 race, was won for the second successive year by Igax Team’s Alejandro Martinez Mas.
Sergio Fuertes Fernandez, pocketed Two Stroke Classics honours, Moto Guzzi pilot Hugo Gonzalez attained Euro Twins race honours whilst Hugo Lacunza topped the Classic Four Strokes category.
As showcased in previous articles those gaining victories on Sunday were emulating various famous names, who have enjoyed success at the Leon based meeting.
This includes Dani Saez, eight times World Champion, ‘The Prince of Speed’ Phil Read MBE and 90 times Grand Prix winner Angel Nieto.
Photo credit: Michael Wincott
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou