Blog | Makar Yurchenko Макар Юрченко racing hard in Aragon and harder testing at 2 degrees

Hello everybody,

Plenty of time past since my last blog, lots of things have happened, so I have many things to tell you!
The last rounds of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup 2015 in Motorland Aragon were full of action on and off the track! On Friday I was pushing hard for a good setting, during practice, qualifying and finally I got P15 on the starting grid.

First race was red flagged due to a huge incident in turn 15, which involved a lot of riders. Unfortunately Aleix Viu was injured hard, but luckily today he has recovered almost 100%.

After the restart I was in a 5-rider group battling for 9th position, and it was a tough battle, as we had a lot of overtaking during the entire race. Unfortunately on the last lap in the braking area for turn 12 we had a big collision. As a result 2 riders went out of the track and 2 others crashed, including me. I was able to get up fast and finish the race, but only 17th.

The second race was a full 15-laps race. In the first laps I was feeling good with the bike, so I was able to find my way to the top-10, I was battling with Bendsneyder, Gutierrez and Boulom. But after 7 laps the bike started to work much worse and it was impossible to ride with same speed, so my pace decreased. I finished last race of 2015 season in 12th with 4 points.

Overall it was a tough season for me with some "ups" and "downs", but surely it is a great experience, which is really necessary for my career.

And I am very happy to tell you that I am going to race in 2016 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup!!!

I am thankful for all Rookies Cup staff for giving me such an opportunity! I cannot wait for season to start, looking forward to fight for TOP in 2016!

After the last race I spent some time in Russia, at home with my family and friends. Furthermore I was enjoying training on minimotard and miniGP on my home karting circuit, even if it was only 2 degrees Celcius outside.

Also I had fun riding ATVs with my elder brother in a country-village. Now I am back in Europe already training hard and preparing for strong 2016 season. In addition to it I am spending plenty of time now studying, as I couldn't do too much during the racing season.

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