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Rider info

Name:
Steward Garcia
Date of Birth:
20 Apr 2000
Height:
1m 70cm
Weight:
56.7kg
Resides in:
Madrid, Spain
Born in:
Medellin, Colombia
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2016

Rider bio

Helmet design 2018

Coming from South America has not made his career path easy but Steward is undaunted. "My father passed on his hobby to me and it seems that I have always liked motorcycles and racing."

"I like working with the team and making the best out of the bike to try and win, I want to be a champion like my heroes Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez."

Having moved to Spain to help his career he has taken a big step forward. "2015 was a big year for me. Since starting the Spanish championship I learnt so much about riding fast and learnt to do things I would never have imagined I could manage."

"One of my best races of 2015 was at the Valencia Ricardo Tormo circuit in the Spanish Championship. The race was a group of seven riders where I fought the whole race to get leading the group."

At school he enjoys biology and geology and in his free time listening to music and concentrating.

For 2016 he was looking forward to the tracks and the camaraderie of the Rookies Cup. "I am very happy to be sharing a large family as it is in the Red Bull Rookies Cup."

Happy in the Rookies Cup family - 2016

"I like the more technical circuits and I feel much more comfortable on them, it should all be a great experience. My expectation for 2016 is to do everything possible to improve and get to the front and learn enough to win," he said before the start of the season.


A wet Assen in 2016

His first Rookies Cup season saw him finish 17th overall with his best result being 5th in Race 2 at Assen. "That was my best race of the year as I was battling towards the front with other good riders and I had very little experience in the rain."

Another new track - Brno 2016

"Through the year I learent so much, it was all new to me, new bikes, circuits everything," he explained and it was clear he had a lot of catching up to do."


Rookie Life - 2017

"My best race of 2017 was at the end of the year at Aragon where I qualified 6th and was in the first group in the second race, finishing 8th. I learned through the season how to control a situation and how to behave in races, running in large groups," he explained but still his lack of general road racing experience held him back.


Pushing hard - Misano 2017

He moved up to 11th in the overall standings though and unlike 2016 had a number of good finishes, 4th, 5th, 7th and twice 8th.


Pushing too hard - Brno 2017

"I hope that in 2018 I will be in the top 5 in all the races and to be able to get the podium I have been waiting for."

 

 

Career Highlights

2017

• 11th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 4th in Assen 2. Some great rides and much more often running towards the front but there were some inconsistent weekends and he wasn't sure why. Still short of road racing experience he has the ability to take another step forward in 2018 as long as his concentration matches that ability

2016

• 17th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 5th in Assen 2. A great ride in Assen in the wet but otherwise his best was a single 10th in Brno 1 and a good number of points scoring finishes. That was OK, he came to the Cup with very little road race experience. 2017 is the time to take a significant step forward with his obvious talent.

2015

• 29th RFME Campeonato de Espanña de Velocidad PreMoto3 (Metrakit)
15th in Alacarrás and Valencia

2014

• 3rd Campeonato de Castilla y León Supermotard 65cc

Results

Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 14
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 12 4
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 14 2
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 22
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 NC 0
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 5 11
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 16
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 14 2
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 12 4
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 22
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 18 0
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 14 2
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 20
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 10 6
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 NC 0
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 20
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 21 0
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 22
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 12 4
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 17 0
Race Pos Pts
05 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 15
06 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 8 8
07 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 NC 0
23 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 18
24 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 15 1
25 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 4 13
30 Jun 17 Sachsenring, Germany QP 13
01 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 5 11
02 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 9 7
04 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 16
05 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 11 5
06 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 NC 0
11 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 15
12 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC 7 9
13 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 10 6
08 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 14
09 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 10 6
22 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 6
23 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 11 5
24 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 8 8
Race Pos Pts
04 May 18 Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, Spain QP 19
05 May 18 Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, Spain RAC1 16 0
06 May 18 Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, Spain RAC2 8 8
01 Jun 18 Autodromo del Mugello, Italy QP 15
02 Jun 18 Autodromo del Mugello, Italy RAC 12 4