Xavier Artigas

Blog | Xavier Artigas enjoyed Motorland and is already working for 2018

Hello everyone,

We arrived at the last race of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup to the circuit of Motorland.

This circuit I already knew, I had run on it and it also where I first got on the KTM moto3.

In the QP1 I didn't find a good set-up and finally I finished 18th. On Saturday in the first race after making some changes I finished in the 14th position. In the race on Sunday after a not very good start I could reach the 11th position coming very close to position 9.

Thanks to the changes that Santi Morralla, the suspension technician, was doing to the bike during the weekend I got better every time I went on track, and thanks also to the advice of Dani Ribalta for helping me to become a better rider.

On Sunday, they also announced the great news that the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup organisation was renewing their trust in me for the 2018 season, which was the best news I could get on during the weekend.

I want to thank you for the trust you have placed in me for next season. In fact I'm already working to be much more competitive next year. And above all thank you to all the team that makes this possible and my mechanic Nico Rus to always have the bike ready.

This year has been an incredible year for many reasons. I have traveled a lot, I never left Spain before and during these months I have been in 5 countries. I've ridden a motorcycle on circuits I've only seen on TV and I've met a lot of people.

Now that the season is over I will participate in some Supermoto and Dirt Track races.

​Best​ regards,

Xavi