Xavier Artigas

Blog | Xavi Artigas at the sharp end again in Germany

Hello everyone,

Sachsenring is a circuit that I like and where last year I got my best result of the season.

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During the FP1 and the FP2 and with the help of Santi we were able to put the bike ready for the Qualy. In the Qualy we had the bike much more comfortable and I could improve the times over the other training sessions and get a good time to place 4th on the grid.

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In the first race I didn't go a good start, but in turn 1 I was able to get 6th, but then I caught neutral in the gearbox and when I re-engaged the gear I almost fell and I went back to the P11.

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I was able to recover and get up to the P7, in the next laps I tried to connect with the group but I didn't get it. In the end I was able to finish 7th.

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In the second race I made a better start. I was in the fight in the first group. 3 riders escaped and then we were three others.

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Towards the end of the race we could catch the rider who was third. I was fighting until the last lap to get the third position, but in the end I finished 5th.

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I want to thank all the staff of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Santi, Dani Ribalta, Gustl, Nico and all the others for always being there helping in everything.

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Now I still working to be in top form for the Austrian race at the Red Bull Ring on the second weekend of August.

See you in Spielberg,

Xavi