Xavi Artigas

Blog | Xavi Artigas again in the battle at Misano

Hello everyone,

The Misano circuit is one of my favourite tracks, and just like in Mugello here we only do one race on Saturday.

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From the first moment of Friday I found myself well on the bike and I was able to get the 3rd position in FP1. In the second practice, FP2 came out with the same setting as in FP1, this time I achieved the 4th fastest time but I felt comfortable and with good pace.

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During the Qualy, when I started looking for a good time for the grid, I had some problems with the front of the bike and couldn't brake where I wanted. Finally I got the P11 for the grid. It wasn't a good position but I knew that if I made a good start I could get in the lead group.

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For the race, Santi Morralla, the suspension technician, made some changes to the front fork and I was confident that it would work. When the traffic light went out I made a good start by placing myself in 5th position, and finishing the 1st lap in P4.

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During the whole race I was in the top positions and the bike behaved very well with the adjustments that Santi made.

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Two laps from the end I made a mistake that made me lose some positions, I could recover a little but there was not much time left and I finished 5th.

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In a few days we are back on the bike at the Motorland circuit and it will be the last race of the season.

A lot of thanks to all the staff of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for this very good job.

Greetings to all and see you soon in Aragon!!!

Xavi