Luke Power wins WorldSSP Challenge in Spain

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Luke Power leaves the opening round of the #2024 FIM Supersport World Championship in Catalunya, Spain, with a double top twenty finish and a win in the WorldSSP Challenge.

The Aussie teenager remains with the Motozoo ME AIR squad for a second season and the step made in terms of pace is impressive given the opening round of the series was his debut weekend with MV Agusta machinery.

A strong start in Free Practice on Friday was followed by a high-speed crash in Superpole later in the day that left the #68 rider in 31st on the grid and with his team needing to work into the early hours of Saturday morning to repair the bike which was severely damaged.

Despite the disappointment, Luke returned to the Spanish track on Saturday morning determined to make amends and make amends he did. Powering through the field he passed almost half the field to cross the line in eighteenth, claiming the win in the WorldSSP Challenge in the process.

Buoyed by the result he finished P20 on Sunday; an even more impressive achievement given the fact the race was reduced to six laps following a red flag. Luke’s race pace was as fast as those battling for the top ten. This, combined with the results has given a huge confidence boost and more motivation for the next round of the championship at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands in three weeks’ time.

Luke Power:

“I am happy with the first race weekend of 2024 with the team. We had a difficult start on Friday, but the team and I worked hard overnight to bounce back stronger the next day. We improved my feeling on the bike, and I made a big step with my riding which was shown by how close I was to the top fifteen in both races. My lap time in race two was as fast as those battling for the top ten. The progress we have made this weekend fills me full of confidence and makes me even more motivated than I already am for the races ahead, especially at Assen, a circuit I enjoyed last year. It was nice to see so many Spanish fans on the stage at the Paddock Show and to feel their support this weekend. A big thank you to my sponsors and especially to my team for working into the night to fix the bike. Their hard work enabled me to get these results and it means a lot to have their support and belief. I am looking forward to Assen in a couple of weeks and to getting back on track with my MV Agusta F3 800 R.”