Manuel González

Blog | Manuel González chasing hard in Jerez

Hello everyone,

I'll talk about the first race of the RBR season in Jerez.

The feelings were very good from the first free practice, I did not have so many problems. I had told my mechanic or Santi if something was wrong and quickly, very well, they correct the problems in the bike

From the first free practice I was up front and not far from the faster riders.
I had never been in a World Championship Grand Prix and I felt impressed. All this fitted perfectly, hospitalities, the circuit, the VIP area village... all. Amazing.

The qualifying practice was a bit strange because my best lap time I did it in the first laps. I wanted to push a little more and I crashed in the first corner, the steer of the bike was damaged and stayed jammed, when I tried to get back on track, I crashed again. I was only a bit happy with my final P9

In the first race I start pretty well and try to hook the leading group, but after about five laps I started to drop back and I finish seventh. I learnt a lot for the next day for the second race.

In the second race I focused on staying in the leading group and I got it, because from the first laps I was hooked onto the tail. But with two laps remaining, I started to get a bit tired and I couldn't hang with them. I finished sixth, about 3 seconds behind of the first group.

Now I know what to improve for next race. These riders go at maximum from the first to last lap. And very aggressive.

For the next race in Assen, I will try to adapt quickly to the circuit and do better than in Jerez. I am impatient. But before, I have another race of the Moto3 Spanish Championship next week in Jerez again. I am now in second position and I will fight to be the first after Jerez

I want to thank you Red Bull Rookies people and my sponsors who give me this incredible opportunity. I am doing the best I can and I work to improve more. Greetings to all and see you in Assen.