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Rider info

Name:
Diogo Moreira
Date of Birth:
23 Apr 2004
Height:
1m 65cm
Weight:
57kg
Resides in:
Alcarrás, Spain
Born in:
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2021

Rider bio

"My father used to race the Brazilian MX Championship, so that since I was a little kid, I followed him in the circuits. This was my first approach to racing. I loved MX since them." 

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My first win at the Brazilian 50cc MX Championship

"My father had a knee injury and then I started racing."

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Trying a scrub to celebrate a victory at the Brazilian MX series

"Every race I do, my father follows me, this is until today he is a coach of motocross. My mother also joins us sometimes, she also looks after our home and our family. I have an older brother Rafael." 

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When I won my first MX title

"They support me a lot, in every moment and I do really appreciate it very much."

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January 2017 I moved to Spain. When we landed for first time. Here with muy father

"It's a very important help for me. They love bikes too."

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Interlago Circuit, my 2nd season in road racing

Diogo already has a favourite race: "Jerez Race 2 in the 2029 Talent Cup. I won this race and in the first race I was second. I did get the pole in the qualifying session. First race I was fighting in a group with another 2 riders and I finished second. In the second race I was in the leading group during all the race and I changed the strategy from first race, waiting there until the last lap when I overtook to get the victory."

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My first victory in Spain. 85 cc Class

At school he enjoys physical education and in his free time, "Riding any bike."

His racing hero is Marc Marquez and he is sure of his ultimate ambition: "To become World Champion."

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Late in 2020 training on a sand mx circuit and already thinking about my debut with the KTM for the Red Bull Rookies Cup

To that end he has already gained a good deal of experience in 2020. "I did learn a lot on every way, specially racing, to understand the way to manage races, to approach to the race on Sunday during the racing weekend. I understood that racing is much more than Sunday."

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Last race of the Spanish Supermoto Championship. I raced this weekend for the first time and I managed to win the two races

He has another favourite race. "The last race of 2020 season, it was in Valencia. I did not qualify good and had to start from 19th position. The leading group had a gap of 6 seconds. Every lap I was closing the gap little by little. I was getting more and more excited because I was contacting the group."

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2020 CEV Moto3

"I caught them when 2 laps to go and I was able to manage to fight with them, finishing 11th. It was a question of keeping every lap fully concentrated and It was a big challenge for me. I was happy for how I was able to solve a bad position on the grid."

"I like clockwise circuits. I love right corners, the circuits with hard breaks and tied corners. The circuit I like the most is Jerez."

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Alcarras, is the closest circuit to my home. Lunch time, I always like to watch the other guys on track, trying to learn from them

"I love the thrill of being riding a bike and doing what I love the most, the butterflies fluttering in the stomach just before a race. The passion for racing, this is the way I live."

For 2021 his goal is clear: "To win the Red Bull Rookies Cup."

Career Highlights

2020

• 10th FIM CEV Repsol Moto3. Best result 5th at Jerez. Rookie in the category

2019

• 6th FIM CEV Repsol Talent Cup. One victory at Jerez, 3 podiums in total

2018

• 2nd Moto4 Spanish Championship. 2 podiums

2017

• 4th Spanish Cup 85 cc. 3rd in Valencia

2016

• 2nd SBK Brazil 300cc

2015

• 5th SBK Brazil 300cc.

2014

• 1st Brazilian 50cc MX Championship 
• 1st ArenaCross Champion 50cc
• 1st Minas Cup 65 cc.

2013

• 2nd ArenaCross Championship 50cc