Hurley wins Opening Round of THQ World Supercross GP in Seville SEVILLE, Spain (December 6, 2003) - Team Motoworldracing.com's Daryl Hurley, of Corona, Calif., won the inaugural race of 2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP at Estadio de Olimpico,...
Hurley wins Opening Round of THQ World Supercross GP in Seville
SEVILLE, Spain (December 6, 2003) - Team Motoworldracing.com's Daryl Hurley, of Corona, Calif., won the inaugural race of 2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP at Estadio de Olimpico, giving him his first 250cc supercross win of his career. KTM's Grant Langston, of Temecula, Calif., finished second and Suzuki's Tyler Evans, of Canyon Lake, Calif., finished third.
Yamaha's Mike Brown had the early lead, but his bike stalled, allowing Hurley, 27, to move into the lead. Hurley held onto the lead while second and third place were being figured out.
"Today was a weird day because I have been sick all week," said Hurley. "I didn't even think I was going to run the race, so I didn't have any pressure I myself. Mike Brown was pressuring me, but I knew I had to save my clutch, so I adjusted it every few corners. This has not even sunk in yet."
Langston crashed in the first turn and spent most of the race playing catch up.
"I was on the ground, upside down in the first turn, just like a beginner," said Langston. "I'm glad I have my new number, 8, because when I was upside down, everyone could read it. When I would fall tonight, it never hurt; it was really safe. I was more concerned about saving the bike. The THQ World Supercross GP is a major goal of mine."
Like Langston, Evans spent some time on ground.
"By the last lap, I was exhausted," said Evans. "I would not have been able to go one more lap. It's so hard to crash and pick your bike up six times in this mud. I have a lot to prove next year, and I am not going to blow it. This is a great opportunity for the privateers to make a lot of money." <pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Seville 2004 1. Alejandro Franco Suarez, Almonte, Huelva, KTM 2. Jorge Zaragoza Beltran, Godella, Valancia, KTM 3. Ezequiel Marin Parches, Utrera, Sevilla, KTM 4. Vincente Tormo Aparici, Ayelo de Malferit, Valancia, KTM 5. Fabian Veneijeu, Font de La Figuere, Valencia, KTM 6. Francisco Moro Gutierrez, Malaga, Malaga, KTM 7. Ignacio Camacho Carrillo, Sante Fe, Granada, KTM 8. Ivan Ruiz Nievas, Albolote, Granada, KTM 9. Jorge Ocana Palma, Gotar, Granada, KTM 10. Maximilliano Martinez Diaz, Alicun de Ortega, Granada, KTM 11. Carlos Cabrera Aguilar, San Pedro de Alcantara, Malaga, KTM 12. Aaron Lledo Haro, L'alfas del Pi, Alicante, KTM 13. Bernabe Navarro Rodriguez, El Ejido, Almeria, KTM 14. Javier Ruiz Rosada, Alcorcon, Madrid, KTM 15. Carlos Sanchez, Valdemorillo, Madrid, KTM
THQ World Supercross GP Event Results, Seville, Spain 1. Daryl Hurley, Suzuki 2. Grant Langston, KTM 3. Tyler Evans, Suzuki 4. Heath Voss, Yamaha 5. Steve Boniface, Suzuki 6. James Polvolny, Honda 7. Alvaro Lozano, KTM 8. Andrew Short, Suzuki 9. Clark Stiles, Honda 10. Joe Oehloff, Honda
THQ World Supercross GP Season Standing 1. Daryl Hurley, Suzuki, 25 points 2. Grant Langston, KTM, 22, points 3. Tyler Evans, Suzuki, 20 points 4. Heath Voss, Yamaha, 18 points 5. Steve Boniface, Suzuki, 16 points 6. James Polvolny, Honda, 15 points 7. Alvaro Lozano, KTM, 14 points 8. Andrew Short, Suzuki, 13 points 9. Clark Stiles, Honda, 12 points 10. Joe Oehloff, Honda, 11 points
To watch the THQ World Supercross GP from Seville, Spain at Estadio de Olimpico tune in to ESPN2 Saturday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Next week's racing will take place at Arnhem, Holland's Gelredome, Saturday, December 13 and will be aired on ESPN2 in the U.S. Sunday, December 14 at 4:30 EST