Dani Ruiz back in world championship as wildcard rider in Valencia
After participating in the Grand Prix of Spain at the Circuit of Jerez in April, Dani Ruiz will again have the honor to represent Navarra in the 125cc World Championship, this time at the Grand Prix of Valencia, held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Cheste this weekend.
The young Spaniard unfortunately did not have the best of seasons for various reasons, but still the FIM, IRTA and Dorna believe in his potential and gave him another chance as a wildcard rider for this Grand Prix.
It is clear that the material Dani is competing with in the Spanish Championship is far behind the material of a world championship team, so his target will be to try and improve or at least match his result at Jerez, where he finished 21st of 34 riders. But above all he wants to continue learning from the best riders in the world who also ride the best bikes in the world.
Moreover, the following weekend the sixth race of the Spanish Championship will be held at the same circuit, so it will be a luxury training for Dani ahead of that race.
This will be the last Grand Prix in history with two-stroke bikes and the much-loved 125cc bikes will go to the museum after this race. Starting next season all riders will have the same type of bike, the new Moto3, and equal conditions, to prioritize the quality of the rider over the economics, something which already happens in the intermediate category Moto2.
It will also be a special Grand Prix Special emotionally, where everyone – riders, teams, spectators and everyone who is involved in the Championship in one way or another – will pay their sincere tribute to the late Marco Simoncelli, who died in a tragic accident during the last Grand Prix in Malaysia.
Dani Ruiz: “I am delighted to return to the world championship, I want to prove that with hard work, effort and the support of my sponsors – who I have to thank once again – I can have a place in the World Championship. As always I have to thank my sponsors and my team, Honda Larresport, for making it possible to compete in this championship.
I also wish to publicly express my condolences for the death of Marco Simoncelli to his family, friends and team, it has been a great loss for motorcycle racing.”
Source: Prensa Dani Ruiz