Marcos Uriarte

Blog | Marcos Uriarte happy with his first Rookies Cup race

Hi all,

The first race of the Red Bull Rookies Cup was difficult, but I am happy with my adaptation to the KTM and with the final result.

Friday was a difficult day, we had FP1, FP2 and the Qualifying. The FP were complicated because I came from running with the ETC and the type of driving is different to the KTM and it was a bit difficult to me at the beginning.

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In the QP I managed to adapt better to the bike and I got much better. I started the session with Pedro Acosta and Matteo Bertelle and I managed to improve my best time and I got a lap to be 9th on the grid.

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For the first race I was a little nervous and I made a couple of mistakes that made me loose the front group. During the race I was fighting with Clement, Mario Aji, Hernandez and Billy. In the end I finished in eighth position.

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In the second race, I started concentrated and knowing that I could be able to fight with the leading group. I made a good start and I got fifth. We started to overtake each other, riding slower and the first three riders escaped. We were a group of seven and I was leading the group several times.

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The last laps were a bit difficult to me, because I lost performance on the rear tire, and in the last corner I made a mistake with the gearbox and two riders overtook me before the last corner. Finally, I finished in seventh place.

It was a fun and exciting race and I am happy with my result. I'm going to train a lot, to improve my performance for Mugello's race.

Chat soon,

Marcos