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Rider info

Name:
Rufino Florido
Date of Birth:
16 Nov 1999
Height:
1m 74cm
Weight:
54kg
Resides in:
Casarabonela, Málaga, Spain
Born in:
Málaga, Spain
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R

Rider bio

"A good example of why I like racing is Jerez 2014, I started in eighth place, because in the second qualifying my motorbike broke, at the start I advanced two places and reached the leading group. For the whole race I was in the group and I tried to stay in fifth place for a last lap attack. On the last lap I couldn't attack until the last curve because my motorbike was a little lower in the engine and in the last turn I advanced three places and I finished second," recalls Rufino.

My first race

It's obvious that he loves his racing and it is a passionate affair that started early. "I always liked motorbikes and one day my father gave me a pocket bike, it was 2008 I think and in 2009 I began training motocross. But I prefer the tarmac, then I started to train with a Metrakit 12", 80 cc and from then I really got going."

My first race in MotoDes

"All of my family support me but the most involved is my father, because he was the one who most supported me and still does," explains Rufino who has a simple racing philosophy; "For me the most important is to give everything and always try to win and above all have fun with what I do. Certainly I want to achieve things, like everyone, win all races, but principally, I want to enjoy the motorbike and give everything."

Training hard on a Honda CRF70

I learnt a lot of things in 2015 with the Rookies Cup. One of them for example is stay in calm in the race, never get nervous because this doesn't help anything, I learny too to never surrender and I learnt also to fight in a group because this is one of me weak points"

"My best race of 2015 was in Brno, I started 17th because I didn't feel good with the track but I made a very good start and in the second turn I was 8th. I was fighting with the leading group and in 1st lap I was first. I felt myself with a very good rhythm but in the second to last lap I made a bad overtake and I dropped far off the leading group, finally I finished in 8 place but it was my best race Cup race."

"For me the most satisfaction in racing is from winning because it means that the setting uo of the bikes was perfect and I worked very well with the team, but if I don't win and get the best out of the bike I still get satisfiction."

"In 2015 I also raced with the Team Machado in the CEV and I made very good lap times with the bike and fought well for the top 6 places but lacked expereince with the bike. I only got on the bike on the Friday of the race weekend and I fell in the two races."

At school his favourite subject is Natural Sciences and when he is not racing he likes to; "Stay with my friends, play games on my pc and ride in my bike." His racing heroes are Valentino Rossi, Tito Rabat and Marc Márquez. He is looking forward to learning the GP tracks especially those with chicane sections. "They are sharp curves but it goes fast!"

"For 2016 I expect do a great season showing what Rufino Florido can do and find good possibilitiers for 2017 to progress my motorbike career like RedBull MotoGP Rookies Cup or Moto3 in the World Championship."

Career Highlights

2015

• 12th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 4th in Jerez 2. Just off the podium in the second race of the year showed great promise but he was impatient and that produced two early falls at the Sachsenring and others. The speed is there and well used experience will pay off.

2014

• 4th Copa de España de Velocidad (Moriwaki MD250)
1 x 2nd, 2 x 3rd, 2 x 5th, 1 x 6th, 1 x 8th

2013

• 5th in the 2nd race of Copa de España de Velocidad (Honda RS125 with a CRF250 engine)

2012

• 5th in the 6th race of MotoDes (Honda RS125 with a CRF250 engine)

2011

• 1 x 8th and 1 x 6th in the MotoDes (Metrakit XL 80cc)

2010

• 3rd Campeonato Andaluz de Velocidad (Metrakit 12" 80cc)

Results

Race Pos Pts
01 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 8
02 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC 7 9
03 May 15 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 4 13
25 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 11
26 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 7 9
27 Jun 15 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 17 0
10 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany QP 6
11 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC NC 0
12 Jul 15 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
14 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 17
15 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC 16 0
17 Aug 15 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 8 8
28 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom QP 13
29 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC NC 0
30 Aug 15 Silverstone, United Kingdom RAC2 NC 0
11 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 12
12 Sep 15 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC NC 0
25 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 10
26 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC 5 11
28 Sep 15 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 7 9
Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 5
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 4 13
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 3 16
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 8
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 NC 0
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 9
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 8 8
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 NC 0
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 7
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 9 7
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 4 13
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 14
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 8 8
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 17 0
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 5
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 4 13
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 4
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 18 0
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 3 16