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Rider info

Name:
Diego Perez
Height:
1m 76cm / 5ft 9in
Weight:
65kg / 143lb
Resides in:
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Born in:
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Rider bio

Diego has big plans to follow his hero Dani Pedrosa, "I would like to be on top of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and then become World Champion in all categories."

"My first experience with a bike was at 3 years old but I was not really sure so I also did tennis and athletics. When I was 7 years I went back to the bikes, thanks to my dad. Then I concentrated on racing until now and becoming part of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup."

At school he enjoys Physical Education and English and when not riding a motorcycle he likes to go jogging and use his Play Station.

"During 2012 in the Rookies Cup I learnt a lot about motorcycle racing. In the Cup it is very important be aware when racing in a group, if not you could loose two positions in one corner. It's also important to get points in all the races and be consistent. Getting a good qualifying position is also important for the races. I also met lots of interesting people and got to know different countries. My experience in 2012 was amazing and I learnt a lot as a rider and also as person. All thanks to Red Bull, KTM and all the people involved in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup."

"2013 is going to be my year in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, I want to be in the top five. Then continue my career and become World Champion in all categories."

Career Highlights

2012

14th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Best results the double 3rd at Jerez to start the season. The pressure to repeat that level of performance was too much and it was only towards the end of the season that he got back in his stride. He did though and the promise is there.

2011

2nd Scholarship Bankia Cuna de Campeones, 6th overall, PreGP 125, MIR
2nd Balearic Championship Open 80cc, Honda
1st Balearic Championionship PreGP 125, Metrakit

2010

1st Balearic Championship Open 80cc, Honda
1st Balearic Championship Pit Bike Extreme, IMR
4th Balearic 125cc Pre GP Championship, Metrakit

2009

2nd Balearic 80cc Championship, Honda
3rd Balearic Minimotard Base Championship, Kawasaki
1st Balearic Championship Supermotard, Kawasaki
2nd Bancaja Spanish Championship 1st Scholarship, Mini GP 4-stroke, IMR

2008

1st Minimoto Base Balearic Championship, Polini
1st Pit bike Base Balearic Championship, Apollo
2nd Balearic Championship Supermotard, Kawasaki 65cc.

2007

5th Minimoto Base Balearic Championship, Polini
7th Minimoto Scholarship Bancaja Spanish Championship, Polini

Results

Race Pos Pts
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP1 9
27 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain QP2 3
28 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC 3 16
29 Apr 12 Jerez, Spain RAC2 3 16
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP1 18
04 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal QP2 16
05 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC 16 0
06 May 12 Estoril Circuit, Portugal RAC2 18 0
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP1 12
15 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP2 16
16 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 8 8
17 Jun 12 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 15 1
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP1 18
28 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands QP2 23
29 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC 14 2
30 Jun 12 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 18 0
06 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 24
07 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 18 0
08 Jul 12 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 13 3
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP1 22
24 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP2 20
25 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 12 4
26 Aug 12 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 10 6
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP1 18
14 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy QP2 4
15 Sep 12 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 6 10
28 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 5
29 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 11 5
30 Sep 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 NC 0
Race Pos Pts
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP1 11
19 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States QP2 3
20 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC 5 11
21 Apr 13 Circuit Of The Americas, United States RAC2 14 2
03 May 13 Jerez, Spain QP 4
04 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC 4 13
05 May 13 Jerez, Spain RAC2 13 3
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP1 11
27 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands QP2 4
28 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC 6 10
29 Jun 13 Assen, Netherlands RAC2 5 11
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP1 4
12 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany QP2 4
13 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 5 11
14 Jul 13 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
23 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 7
24 Aug 13 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 8 8
30 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 8
31 Aug 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC 2 20
01 Sep 13 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 7 9
14 Sep 13 Misano World Circuit, Italy RAC 11 5
27 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 17
28 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 11 5
29 Sep 13 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 5 11