SSP 300 Women’s European Championship: double win for Santos
The action got underway at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, Spain, where the SSP 300 Women’s European Championship raced round two together with ESBK.
On her home track Beatriz Neila Santos won taking advantage of Roberta Ponziani’s crash. Natalia Rivera took the first podium finishing second ahead of Aurelia Cruciani. There were a lot of different nationalities behind the top three, with the Chilean Isis Carreño fourth, the Mexican Astrid Madrigal fifth and the Austrian Lena Kemmer sixth.
Once more Beatriz Neila Santos had no rivals on home soil: the reigning champion won also Race 2. Starting from the pole position, the Spanish rider set the pace immediately, gaining an advantage from the first lap and managing it until the chequered flag. Behind her, Roberta Ponziani crashed and gave way to a group of four riders fighting for the podium. While Santos was dominating, Isis Carreño, Sara Cabrini, Aurelia Cruciani and Natalia Rivera were lighting up the race with great battles. The Chilean got the better finishing second ahead of the Italian, third by just one thousandth. At the end of a great battle, Cruciani was fourth and ahead of Rivera.