Rufino Florido

Blog | Rufino Florido in the heart of the action in his first Cup event

Hi everyone,

The last weekend was the race in Jerez, it was an unforgettable weekend!!

The first day was the free practice and qualifying, in the first free practice I tried to get the feeling on the bike and give the feeling back to her, in the second practice I felt better on the bike and started to improve the times, in the qualifying I did well and achieved eighth place.

The second day was the first race, I felt secure because I had a good rhythm, in the start I don't achieve overtaking anyone. A group of riders slowed me and the leading group distanced themselves, in the finals laps I managed to reach the leading group but I didn't have time to overtake anyone.

The third day was the second race, I started without nerves and eager. In the start I defended my position and I stayed in the lead group. It was a fun race with lots of overtaking but I had problems with the front wheel and I had trouble to overtake. But in the last lap I overtook 2 riders and I got in 6 position, in the last corner I could not overtake the rider in front but the two Japanese riders crashed and I finished in fourth place!

It was an amazing weekend where I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot, I'm looking forward to Assen !!!

Rufino Florido