The last week has been amazing and it has definitely been one of my greatest experiences! The level of professionalism of the Red bull MotoGP Rookies Cup team is extraordinary.
I have learnt a lot from this test and I enjoyed it a lot, but it was really hard and I had a challenging test. I had to ride a moto3 bike for the first time and I found it hard to adapt to the bike. What a sensational machine! It is a really elegant bike that is very sensitive and there is no room for errors.
I struggled the first day, but thanks to the help of rider coaches Gustl Auinger and Dani Ribalta, it went a lot better Day 2 and I improved my times drastically and I could fix some of the problems that we had on Day 1.
The last day of testing I started well the first session, when I was trying something different that the rider coaches told me to try and I felt good on the bike. Unfortunately I had a high speed crash the second session and the bike was damaged and had to miss the long run.
Thankfully the team quickly fixed up my bike and I was able to ride the rest of the day. I unfortunately did not improve and I left the test a little bit disappointed, but I will be fighting hard at the first race!
My mechanic for the year is Afonso lCatellano. He is a great mechanic and I am looking forward to working with him for the rest of the year.
Hard work lies ahead for me, but I am ready to give it my all and train even harder. I will be working hard the next few weeks before the first race, fitness wise and on the motorbike to work on some of the problems that I battled with.
One of the positive things of the test is that I saw what I struggled with and now I can focus on these problems and work hard to get it sorted out!
My goals are still staying the same and I still want to be riding in the front with the front runners. I hope to progress throughout the year, but for the first race I hope to get a better feeling on the bike and try to improve my lap times.
The first race will definitely be the most challenging one, but I will try to make the most of the knowledge I got from the test to try get the best possible result.
I am looking forward to seeing you guys again in a few weeks time!