Daniel ends 2022 on a high, Harry sidelined after being taken out in crash
The 2022 FIM Supersport World Championship ended in Portimão, Portugal on Sunday with Daniel Mogeda adding another double points finish to his name, ensuring that Team 109 rounded out their most successful season of international racing to date.
P13 and P11 for the talented Spanish teen, allowed the team once again to shine, the #88 running competently within the leading group on both Saturday and Sunday. The team’s other rider, Australian Harry Khouri was declared unfit after being taken out in a crash on Friday. Thankfully, he escaped serious injury.
It has been a successful 2022 for Team 109 with both Daniel and Harry competing for the podium at least once, the pair achieving their best results in WorldSSP300 with the Irish based squad.
Team 109 wants to thank both Daniel and Harry for their efforts, their partners for their support and Dorna for organising the series.
Whilst there is a lot to celebrate for Team 109, their thoughts currently are with Victor Steeman, his family, friends, and team following the Dutchman’s crash in Race 1 on Saturday.
“On Saturday I qualified in twentieth which I was happy with as I had a small injury and not 100%. I decided after talking to the team and the medical team that I would try to ride, and I was able to finish P13 despite a lot of pain. On Sunday I felt a bit better after a change in warm up and I was able to finish eleventh and was close to the top ten. I ended the year in a good way, and I want to thank Team 109. They are a great team, and it was a pleasure for me to ride for them. They helped me through some bad moments, and I hope in 2023 I can stay with them and make another step forward. I also want to wish Victor Steeman a fast recovery after his crash.”
“It’s been a good year although it hasn’t brought the consistent results, I wanted for one reason or another. That said I want to thank the entire team for all their work and for allowing me to be part of the 2022 season with them. I wish Victor Steeman a speedy recovery.”
Paul Tobin – Team Principal:
“We wanted to end on a high and we looked to be competitive with both riders until a crash took out Harry through no fault of his own. It is disappointing for him and for us that his season had to end like this, especially after the speed he had shown this season and his front running in the Czech Republic. He was declared unfit but stayed trackside to support the team, doing a wonderful job with the fans on the Paddock Show. In Race 1 Daniel finished P13 after starting P20 and in Race 2 he finished P11 after being in the lead group throughout. It was a positive way to end. It’s been tough at times, but I am proud of the team and what we have achieved. We will back in the paddock for 2023 and will announce our riders in due course. It’s hard to talk about the successes we have had after the incident on Saturday which overshadowed the final round of the season. Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and team of Victor Steeman and of course the entire MTM Kawasaki team at this time. We continue to pray for his speedy recovery.”