The third annual FIM MiniGP World Series Final will take place tomorrow in Valencia, Spain, and will feature Nathan Gouker as the lone American in the 160cc class while Ryder Davis and Josh Raymond, who won his qualifying race today, will represent the U.S. and MotoAmerica in the 190cc class.
Gouker, 12, will be gridded on the second row after qualifying fourth in the 160 class while Davis, 14, will start seventh and on row three with Raymond, 14, set to start on the fifth row of the grid after ending qualifying in 15th. Twenty racers will start in the 14-lap 160cc class with 15 riders set to grid in the 190cc class, which will comprise of 15 laps.
Although they fought hard and put in respectable efforts, Mahdi Salem and Nathan Bettencourt failed to qualify for Thursday’s finals.
Gouker finished second in the 2023 FIM Mini Cup North America 160cc Championship behind Salem, but he won the Mission Mini Cup By Motul 160cc Championship with his 11 wins.
Davis, meanwhile, won both the 2023 FIM Mini Cup North America 190cc Championship and the Mission Mini Cup By Motul 190cc Championship. Raymond was second in both those title chases behind Davis.
The FIM MiniGP World Series Final is being held in conjunction with the final round of the MotoGP World Championship.