Born on 21 August 2003 in Madrid, Spain
Eighteen-year-old Adrian Huertas is one of this season’s youngest champions and the Spaniard claimed the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship title in conclusive fashion over the eight-round series.
Huertas, who started racing in 2010, ended the season with a sixty-six-point winning margin, although it was not all plain sailing for the young man from Madrid and at times he was forced to dig deep and show his mettle.
His campaign kicked off with victory in the opening race of the season held on home turf at Aragon in late May, a result he backed up with third in race two to move into second in the title chase.
After running one-ten in Italy and one-five in Holland, his opening-race win-streak came to an abrupt end in the Czech Republic in early August where he went six-five, but in true champion’s style he fired straight back at the very next round with a double win to leave his rivals in no doubt that he was the man to beat.
In Catalunya he again faltered with seven-four finishes and worse was to come at Jerez where after coming home seventh in the first race he retired from the second in the early laps.
However, his rivals’ inconsistencies meant heading into the final round in Portugal only his team-mate Jeffrey Buis was in with a mathematical chance of catching him and a second in the opening moto ensured Huertas of the title before he went out on top with a win.
FIM Supersport 300 World Champion - 2021