Dan Jones

Blog | Dan Jones - Welsh welder and world wanderer

Hello everyone,

Recently I have been extremely busy with racing and also school. So here's an update on what I've been up to:

First of all I had Round 1 of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup at Jerez. I was super excited to ride and see my team. But also I was a little nervous for this race, but I knew all I could do was give my 100%.

The Friday of the Jerez MotoGP weekend was a productive day. My feeling in FP1 and FP2 was improving all the time, I was confident I could get a good result for the first qualifying of the year.

In qualifying I finished in P8, +1.1 seconds off pole position. I was really happy with this result because it's the best position I have achieved during my time as a Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup rider. Thanks to the team my bike was working really well and I was ready for my first races of the season.

In Race 1 I finished in P12 and in Race 2 I finished in P14. I wasn't ecstatic about these two results, as I was hoping to stay inside the top ten. But on the other hand it's a good starting point for me to build on, I now know I can fight in the 2nd group. My target for the upcoming races is to make my way to the front of the 2nd group, this would consolidate my position inside of the top ten.

In between round one and round two of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, I had my business studies and design and technology A levels to do! This picture above shows me doing my design and technology coursework, where I made a bedside cabinet. As a rider I give my all into racing, but it's really important to have a back-up plan. Nothing is guaranteed as a motorbike racer so your education is just as important.

On the Wednesday before the Mugello MotoGP I travelled out to come and see a big monument in Italy. I visited the leaning tower of Pisa, it was nice to relax and have some fun. I'm now prepared for the round two of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

See you all soon,

Dan Jones