Hundreds of motorcycling fans witnessed a true spectacle of the highest level at the MotoCross grand final in Guanacaste, which took place this past Sunday, December 15 at Nosara’s track.
It was an impressive sight to see, including first class riders such as Roberto Castro, who literally flew on his powerful 450 cc motorcycle. It was also exciting to see the current MX2 champion, Ricardo Chacon, and the national champion Melisa Tencio. All three raced in their classes and as hoped they were the highlights, even though they were just racing to make the final more interesting and not for points.
Of the special invitees for the event, the most intriguing for fans was without a doubt Roberto Castro, who is not only a national champion, but also a champion of Latin America and Guatemala. The experienced rider signed autographs and took photos with everyone who came near. With a friendly and cordial personality, he went from an explosive demonstration of sports to his chair under a tent, where he greeted fans and smiled happily.
The competition began at 9 a.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. Tickets cost 3,000 colones ($6), a very small amount given the quality of the competitors.
At the end of the afternoon were the Guanacasteco winners, who fought vigorously for the title. In the end, Jose Leonardo Arguedas was crowned champion of the MX1 Expert class. Arguedas is a native of Nandayure and began riding at 10 years old. Now 17, he finally earned the title of champion.
Brayner Campos, from Hojancha, finished second. The winners in other classes included: Edier Manual Arias for 50 cc, Luis Diego Venegas for 85 cc, Pablo Arias in the Novice class, Jose Miguel Hernandez in the Pre-Expert MX2 class, and Karina Arias in the women’s class.
In addition to the great MotoCross, the recreational bicycle event, organized by the parish, included 50 participants on two courses, one of which was 20 km long and the other 35 km. Both passed through rivers and mountains throughout Nosara and Las Delicias.