After being out for multiple months due to an injury, Petar Petrov will make his GP debut on the Kemea Reytec Van de Laar Yamaha coming weekend in Losail, Qatar. The 18 year old Bulgarian rider rode his first big race last week in Valence and is looking forward to this weekend.
Looking forward to Qatar with Petar Petrov
‘I’m really feeling good in the team. Everybody is getting along great and working with Marnicq Bervoets is really fun.I can learn a lot from him. The whole team is working very hard to get me as comfortable as possible. Having been 4 months off the bike, it was a bit difficult to get the feeling back, but I worked hard and feel it’s going in the right direction. This winter I went to Bulgaria to train and spend some time with my family. I had a great time and it was good to be over there and see everyone. It was an extra motivation to work even harder.’
On the first GP:
‘I’m really looking forward to this weekend in Qatar. In Valence my riding and fitness were quite good. The results could have been a bit better as I got passed at the end in each race, but in the end I was happy with how I rode. I still feel I’m getting faster every time I go out on the bike, so really looking forward to the real work. I’m all excited to take of to Qatar. It’s a new venue and with a race under the lights it will be very special.’
The goal for 2013:
‘I have no idea where I will be results wise at the first GP. I hope to kick off the season in the top 10 and build up from there on. ’
‘I want to thank all my sponsors, my family, my girlfriend and my manager for all the support. Also a big shout to the team !’