Hunter Su made massive strides at Valencia this past weekend, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the ultra-competitive Junior Moto3 World Championship race at the Valencia circuit.
A change to his riding style saw an immediate step forward and despite a small setback due to a technical problem the Chinese youngster looked confident and smooth on track.
Improving to within a few tenths of the time needed to make the grid Hunter is now confident that his season proper will begin at the next round of the series in Portugal.
“The team and I made a huge step during the past week. During the free practice days we had various strange technical problems which caused me to miss half of the track time, but thanks to the team’s hard work we solved the issues and I was able to get some quality laps. We also solved some misunderstanding between me and the team regarding to my riding style and the set up of the bike. This race I was much closer to other riders, the layout of the Valencia circuit meant I could follow and study the other riders much better. Unfortunately with lap times so close I missed out on the grid even with the huge personal improvements but was very close to my team mates times which is very pleasing. I’m having quite a bit of confidence after Valencia and I will for sure fight to make the grid in Estoril. Huge thanks to Michael Hill Promotions, my team, sponsors, family and friends. See you all in Portugal!”