Makar Yurchenko Макар Юрченко

Blog | Makar Yurchenko Макар Юрченко riding at his best but running out of luck

Hello everyone,

This August was the first time for me to have back-to-back races and I enjoyed a lot! It was a great experience in both Austrian and Czech GPs.

First of all I was very impressed with Red Bull Ring: facilities, location, mountain views and the circuit itself. I can't name the track that could be anything similar!

So on Friday I was enjoying my first laps on the track and searching for a good speed! I was 3rd in FP2, but couldn't really improve the feeling with new tires in qualifying. The Red Bull Ring has many straights and only 10 corners, what doesn't help tall riders like me.

So I started in 10th and was pushing to finish in Top-5. It was a big battle during all 17 laps and in result I finished 6th, just 0,1 from 5th.

I made a good start on Sunday's race, but in the 1st turn I have almost highsided and lost too many positions. This mistake destroyed my pace and race. I finished in 13th position taking 3 points.

The positive thing was that just after 4 days we had another racing weekend, the Czech GP in Brno. I really like this track, even if on Friday I was struggling on the bumpy parts of the circuit.

I made a good start on Saturday and was pushing hard all the race on the limit. Catching the leading group and finishing in 5th, just 0,8 from 1st was a positive result! Of course, I cannot be 100% satisfied as I did not win.

On Sunday we had a very unusual race with rain tires on dry track. I was struggling all the way: chattering in front, no stability on rear and engine problems did not allow me to finish higher than 14th.

After back-to-back Rookies Cup races I was on my way to 6th round of FIM Junior Moto3 World Championship in Circuito do Algarve, Portugal. It would be the 3rd racing weekend in a row for me! I was looking forward to work with my team Procercasa 42Motorsport, riding KTM Moto3 machine around incredible Portimao track!

Unfortunately, during free practice on Thursday I crashed in turn 11 because of spilled oil. It was very unlucky, because I broke my ankle.

On Saturday, 27th of August I had successful operation in Barcelona. Thanks to Dr.Cancer, Dr. Jimeno and Dr.Mir!

I will have to miss some races, but I am ready to come back stronger!

I am very thankful to everybody for their support!!!