JD Beach inherited Marc Marquez’s throne this past Saturday at the Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barcelona, Spain. The 26-year-old American used dirt-track skills developed over a lifetime of racing against an entry list that included eight world champions to dominate all three Open-class finals and the winner-take-all SuperFinal.
With his victory, Beach joins countryman and friend Brad Baker, who has won two of these unique competitions. With the second and fourth editions won by six-time world champ Marc Marquez, America now leads Europe, three victories to two. The hard battles fought on the racetrack this year made many forget the absence of Marquez.
Now, organizers are looking toward next year’s race. I spoke with RPM Racing President Jaime Alguersuari to better understand the future of this important event. A rider, journalist, and visionary—or as he has defined himself, a dream maker—Alguersuari is the leading light behind the Superprestigio and its success.