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Successful Debut for Motocross in Nosara

By adam dietrich

Riders in the Rookie category take off during the start of their race on Sunday May 13.

Wicho falls off his bike after bumping with a rider in mid-air. There were no injuries and Wicho got back on the bike and finished 7th
out of 12 for the day in his category, but held a position as 5th overall out of 20 riders because of points from previous rounds.

Nosara’s premiere motocross race kicked off under a dust cloud at Pista Ramirez, near Santa Marta on Sunday May 13. 

Crowds gathered under cloudy skies in a field near the Rio Moñtana to watch the race.

Despite the constant threat of rain it was a dusty day and preceding the races a water truck sprayed water on parts of the track, turning dust into mud.

The race, which was the third round of the six race Guanacaste Motocross circuit. It featured riders from across Costa Rica and a few from the Nosara area as well.

In the rookie category, Luis Lopez, a Nosareño tied for first place.  However, because he had only competed in the Nosara race and not the two previous rounds he was ranked 11th out of 20 riders in that category.

The race day overall was well attended.

Despite a lack of seating, hundreds turned out to crowd the sides of the racetrack, perching on hills to get a better view.

Bikes roared past spectators with only a meter or two of empty space between them.

The proceeds of the ticket sales, 2000 colones per person, and onsite food sales were donated to the Catholic Church. While the money is still being counted, based on the crowd size the Church can expect a big return.

More than 30 riders turned out to compete in six categories, which covered professional riders and amateurs alike.

The next race will be in Liberia although Wilson Guerrero Arias, one of the organizers of the circuit, is still unsure of the date.

There will also be two more races after that, although dates and locations still need to be determined.

From left to right, Carlos, Wicho and Luis Diego follow each other over a jump during the rookie race at Nosara’s first motocross race.
Riders land a jump in front of a crowd of onlookers perched on a hill near the start line.
Luis Lopez from Nosara crosses the finish line of the rookie round of the third round of the Guanacaste Motocross circuit on May 13. Although he crossed first he tied with someone else for points in that round, and because he hadn’t raced in the two previous rounds of the circuit that left him 11th overall out of 20. 


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