Diego Perez

Blog | Diego on the podium and battling for the win in Silverstone | 2013

Hello everyone,

The last two races in of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Silverstone were very good for me. It was tough but I enjoyed them a lot. On Saturday I did a bad start but at 7 laps to the end I could get with the front group. The last laps were crazy, but at the end I managed to get the second possition, my first time in the rostrum this year.

It gave me the strenth to try again on Sunday to do it better. My start was a little bit better than the day before, but not very good. I had to push hard to get with the front group. I did. In the last laps I could get up to the first possition. But on the last three corners I had some problems.

When I was leading the group I had to control a bad slide and Hanika touched me. I'm very sorry for him because he could have got the championship just with the second possition. Then there was a crash in front of me that made me do a little bit of "off road". So I only could get the 7th possition, but saving situations like the ones in the last corners I think it's not so bad.

The KTM RC 250 R was excellent again and the settings and improvements done in the front suspension were good.

Now ready for Misano.

Best regards,
Diego Pérez #3.