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Blog | Marcos Uriarte Using his hard work in Jerez

Marcos Uriarte

Hi everyone,

This winter I have been preparing myself very hard for the 2019 season.

I go to an English academy twice every week, to learn and improve my English. The rest of the days I train in the gym to improve my physique and have better balance. My trainer's name is Antonio, he is very nice, he motivates me and helps me to improve myself.

In addition to going to the gym, I also go to the pool to strengthen my back.

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About motorcycle training, I live in the north of Spain and there are almost no speed circuits, so I do motocross. I like it a lot and I have a good time with the jumps and making the corners very fast.

The worst of motocross is that you can injure yourself, so if you are going to practice this sport I recommend you wear good protections, especially on the knees. If it rains, I'll do motocross in a sand circuit, it's better because it's a more technical and it's harder physically.

On the weekend we can leave Cantabria. We travel with other riders friends and have a good time besides working.

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So I go to karting to ride with the supermotard or with the 140cc MiniGP, to work and improve the technique.
After all these months, I was ready for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup test.

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I was very excited for Monday and try my new bike, but until Tuesday I could not try it, but I got on it. Monday was a very fun day, we made videos, photos and we tried our new suits, gloves, boots, all Alpinestars and the new Schuberth helmet.

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At last it was Tuesday and I was so anxious that It was hard to fall asleep that night. It was a very intense day, with a lot of work. But it has been an unforgettable day. I got on the bike, I had a good feeling, it was my first time with a KTM and it is a technically demanding motorcycle.

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At first it took me a while to adapt to the braking, but little by little I was improving and adapting myself to the bike and the engine. I have to work to understand the bike well and to reach the highest level. There is a lot of work ahead with my new KTM. On Wednesday I went back to take the bike and when I finished I had to go to Estoril to run the first race of the ETC in the FIM CEV.

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I want to thank Santi, José Montañés, Dani Ribalta, Peter Clifford and all the people who work and help us in the Red Bull MGP Rookies Cup and Javier Cobos (my helper and manager), because they have all helped me a lot and they have given me advice that has made me improve.

I am happy with how the tests have come out, although I still have a lot to do with this bike and I really want Jerez race to come.

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Greetings to all and many thanks for reading!

Marcos

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