I'm truly delighted to give you all the news that I've been given the amazing opportunity to run a third year in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.
Words can't explain what this means to me and to my family, we are extremely grateful to the whole RBRC Team for yet another opportunity.
Speaking about the last race weekend of the 2016 season, it was one of my best! Coming back into Motorland, Aragon, I was ready for a challenge. It wasn't one of my favourite tracks but coming from Misano with a P7 I was feeling confident.
I'd have to say, Friday, the first official day of the weekend, was the best Friday I've ever had. I started out with a P7 in the wet (FP1), feeling comfortable in those conditions. I then got the news about having a third season. In FP2 I finished in P5, with some mixed conditions. In qualifying I didn't manage to get my ideal lap done but I finished the session in P9, making it my best grid position until now.
I definitely learned a lot in the races. Lots of riders in a group and fighting to maintain as high up as possible. I made a mistake with the gearing and I wasn't able to run the lap times I wanted, but I'm happy I was able to finish my second season with P9 on Sunday.
Now it's time to PREPARE for the 2018 season, I'm ready to use the opportunity as wisely as possible and show my true potential by getting on the top step of the podium!
Thank you once again to the Rookies Cup Team, to all of my sponsors who made this season possible, to all of the people who show so much support, and to my family, who give their absolute maximum for my career.