Jayson Uribe was back on Moto2 duty in the latest round of the FIM Repsol European series at Jerez yesterday – the American teen picking up a well earned 11th position at the end of an enthralling on track encounter.
The Spanish circuit was a new challenge for the #36 AGR Team rider who had never ridden at the venue before.
Making full use of the Free Practice sessions he improved with every lap and qualified 15th ahead of the 17 lap race.
Sunday and lights out once again had Uribe gaining positions at the start before battling race long, part of a four way scrap until the flag.
Jayson Uribe – 11th position: “I had a fantastic weekend at Jerez for the 7th round of the FIM CEV European Moto2 Championship! The first two days of practice went well, and seeing as I’d never seen the circuit before, they were much needed. Qualifying 1 went great and I ended up in 14th place with. I was aiming to improve in the second qualifying, but unfortunately a tyre failure halted my chances at improving my lap time. I did improve my flying skills though as I high sided at turn 9! Warm up went well, and I was excited for the race. I managed a good start going from 15th to 9th in the first corner. After some more crazy passes and a few crashes I found myself locked in a 3 rider battle for 10th. I thought of Rossi as I tried to make a pass in the last corner on the last lap, but unfortunately it didn’t work out and I finished 11th. I learned a lot this weekend and strengthened my solidarity with the AGR Team. Huge thanks to them and everyone who has helped get me here! I can’t wait for the last round at Valencia!”