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Rider info

Name:
Daniel Ruiz
Height:
1m 68cm / 5ft 6in
Weight:
51kg / 112lb
Resides in:
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Born in:
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain

Rider bio

Into his 3rd Rookies Cup season Daniel knows that he has to capitalise on the promise he showed in 2008 and 9. He has to turn some good results into a great championship season. "I want to learn how to become a World Champion and go out and achieve that. I watched a documentary on Dani Pedrosa and that showed me how hard he works so he is my hero and I want to achieve in the way that he has." "When I am not riding my bike I like to do anything that is a bit risky like snowboarding or mountain biking and I like hanging out with my friends. At school I like maths and a bit of history. I have liked riding bikes ever since I was a kid and my parents bought me a bike. I just loved it from the start."

Career Highlights

2009

8th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best finish 2nd in Donington with other very good top ten finishes but frustrated at his struggles to fight through to the front from mediocre starts.

2008

8th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best finish 4th in Mugello and a very good rider who just needed to find that extra edge.

2007

7th Cuna de Campeonas Bancaja Pre-GP.

2006

8th Cuna de Campeonas Bancaja Pre-GP.

2005

This year I couldn't race, because it was supposed to ride an Aprilia 50cc. That was to big for me so I bought a 125 but I was too young so I just practised on my own.

2004

1st Copa Cepsa
2nd Copa R.A.C.E.
3rd Cuna de Campeonas Bancaja

2003

2nd Campeonato Navarra
5th Campeonato Madrid

2000

Just ridding pocket bikes, contesting no championship seriously

Results

Race Pos Pts
29 Mar 08 Jerez, Spain RAC1 6 10
30 Mar 08 Jerez, Spain RAC2 7 9
12 Apr 08 Estoril, Portugal RAC 10 6
17 May 08 Le Mans, France RAC 7 9
31 May 08 Mugello, Italy RAC 4 13
21 Jun 08 Donington Park, United Kingdom RAC 13 3
28 Jun 08 Assen, Netherlands RAC1 6 10
12 Jul 08 Sachsenring, Germany RAC NC 0
16 Aug 08 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 21 0
17 Aug 08 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 13 3
Race Pos Pts
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP1 11
01 May 09 Jerez, Spain QP2 9
02 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC 9 7
03 May 09 Jerez, Spain RAC2 17 0
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP1 11
29 May 09 Mugello, Italy QP2 15
30 May 09 Mugello, Italy RAC 5 11
25 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP1 12
26 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands QP2 17
27 Jun 09 Assen, Netherlands RAC 7 9
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 12
17 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 17
18 Jul 09 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 14 2
24 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom QP1 20
24 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom QP2 22
25 Jul 09 Donington Park, United Kingdom RAC 2 20
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 9
14 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 13
15 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 23 0
16 Aug 09 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 9 7
Race Pos Pts
01 May 10 Jerez, Spain RAC 3 16
02 May 10 Jerez, Spain RAC2 1 25
04 Jun 10 Mugello, Italy QP2 1
05 Jun 10 Mugello, Italy RAC 6 10
24 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands QP2 2
25 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands RAC1 8 8
26 Jun 10 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 2 20
17 Jul 10 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 7 9
18 Jul 10 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
14 Aug 10 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 5 11
15 Aug 10 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 NC 0
04 Sep 10 Misano, Italy RAC 5 11