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#81 Aleix Viu

Aleix Viu

Rider info

Name:
Aleix Viu
Date of Birth:
03 Oct 2000
Height:
1m 70cm
Weight:
50kg
Resides in:
Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Born in:
Granollers, Spain
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2015

Rider bio

A classic beginning for Aleix. "Since I was very little I saw motorcycle racing on TV. It was my passion. The fortune came when my father saw to my every desire to ride a bike and pointed to a selection for young drivers in the RACC Promovelocidad Scholarship. I was accepted at 8 years of age. My father has always had sport bikes but has never driven in races, although he has helped me to learn all I know so far."

"From the first day I started to ride a bike my father has always been teaching me everything. He has always been watching me while I train and commenting on things about my driving that I cannot see, or exchange views with me on how best to achieve the objectives on the track. Even today, I like my father to watch me while I train for his comments and then I also note them on a with chalkboard.'

Copa España Albacete 2014

He is learning all the time. "Last year I learned to fight in the "Melee" for the first podium places and recover from adversity."

He knows where he is going; chasing the achievements of his hero Valentino Rossi and: "Getting the name Aleix Viu as a name to be reckoned with in the paddock and on the track."

"This year I want to finish the RookiesCup amongst the top three finishers and be regular throughout the tournament. In the CEV I want to perform a consolidated basis to learn as much as possible in Moto3."

He has already had some great races. "My best race was with the Honda CBR 250R Cup in Cheste. All participants wanted to show what they were capable front of all the World Championship riders who were there, because that same weekend we shared circuit with MotoGP. The Official Practice did not go very well, so I was eighth on the grid in both races.
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But I did well enough to finish first in the first race and a third in the second. That put me on the top of the podium overall."

"Another good one was 2014 at Motorland Aragon. This race was very important to me. Qualifying 1 and 2 were very difficult, because of the changing second gear broke and I couldn't use it."

"We all know that this gear is very important in the exit of the corkscrew and the previous chicane that precedes the long straight. With this handicap, I qualified eighth."

"The next day, in the warm up, with the repaired engine I stood in first position showing that if the engine ran well I could fight for the podium. When the race began, it was a little difficult climb from eighth position to the front of the race, but in the second lap I was in first position leading the group and getting on the second lap the fastest lap and record.

I finally finished in second position by a few thousandths."

He is happy to list his favourite racing corners:

- Inverted Corkscrew Estoril
- Corner Cheste number 12 / Valéncia
- Jerez corner plot 9 and 10 (Nieto and Peluqui)
- T2 Mugello

At school he enjoys construction and technology and apart from that skiing in winter training with supermotard and the company of friends.

Copa de España Alcarras 2014

Racing is his love though. "I like the teamwork to tune the bike and rider and to achieve the objectives. I am happy to say that we have done well but not win the race, if we win we win all with Teamwork. But then, I like to win and do my best for it."

"I love the challenge of it all, to get the most out of my driving on unfamiliar circuits in the first free practice and overcoming adversity."

"My best race of 2015 is included in two events: Missano, because at that circuit I "woke up" and found the way to be competitive and be in the top positions. Then Motorland, because there I showed that I could be winning the championship, but ultimately bad luck accompanied me."

Misano 2015

"What I learned in the 2015's is that I have to work hard to achieve success. A split second is a remarkable triumph or a defeat."

"After a great battle with Marc Garcia in Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring 2016"

"In 2016 my best races were the two I did in Austria at the Red Bull Ring circuit."

"A great start to 2016, winning Race 1 in Jerez"

"The goal for 2017 is to be better than last year, to be more regular in adverse conditions and to fight to get the championship!"

Career Highlights

2016

• 2nd Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best results 1st in Jerez 1 and Red Bull Ring 2. He crossed the line first also in Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring and in Misano but both times was penalised for exceeding track limits. He was locked in a great battle with Sasaki and but for these transgressions he might well have won. He has everything he needs to take the Cup in 2017.

2015

• 13th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 5th in Misano. It didn't come together consistently in the early season but the fifth in Misano was well deserved. The nasty fall in Aragon wasn't and he was quickly back on a bike in the off season determined to star in 2016.

2014

• 2nd Campeonato Copa España Velocidad PreMoto3 250cc 4-stroke
level on points with 1st (Rossocromo 250cc)
6 fastest laps of 8 – 1 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 2 x 4th.
• CIV Mugello – PreMoto3 race 1- 2nd with fastest lap

2013

• 1st Campeonato Mediterraneo de Velocidad España PreGP125cc (Metrakit 125)
7 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd.
• 4th Copa Honda CBR250R España (Honda CBR250R)
3x 1st, 1 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd.
• Willdcard in Campeonato Mediterraneo Velocidad – Motorland PreMoto3 (BASSRacing)
1 x 3rd, 1 x 1st.
• Copa España Velocidad PreGP125cc – 50 points from 50 possible
2 x 1st

2011

• 3rd Copa Catalana Promovelocidad Mini GP 70cc (Metrakit 70cc)
1 x 1st, 2 x 2nd, 7 x 3rd.

2009

• 3rd Copa Catalana Promovelocidad Promo RACC 50cc Categoria Rookies/scholarship

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 14
02 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC 13 3
03 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 11 5
25 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 13
26 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 8 8
27 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 20 0
10 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany QP 8
11 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 6 10
12 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 7 9
14 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 9
15 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 11 5
17 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 9 7
28 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 10
29 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 19 0
30 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 NC 0
11 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 8
12 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 5 11
25 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 8
26 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC NC 0
Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 3
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 1 25
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 2 20
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 11
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 NC 0
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 10 6
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 2
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 3 16
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 2 20
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 1
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 2 20
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 1 25
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 6
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 2 20
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 7 9
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 4
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 2 20
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 7
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 2 20
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 22 0
Race Pos Pts
05 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 4
06 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 5 11
07 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 1 25
23 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 4
24 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 3 16
25 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 2 20
30 Jun 17 Sachsenring, Germany QP 2
01 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 15 1
02 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 2 20
04 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 4
05 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 4 13
06 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 7 9
11 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 4
12 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC 10 6
13 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 11 5
09 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 3 16
22 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 3
24 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 1 25