Jaume Masiá hails from Valencia in Spain and after starting racing at the age of five, he quickly ascended through the ranks to win the Spanish 140cc Championship just three years later, alongside the Valencian 150cc title. He would continue this promising form in road racing to claim sixth in the Spanish PreMoto3 Championship in his debut year of 2013 before landing a ride in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup for the following season. After a year in the Moto3™ Junior World Championship in 2016 Masia moved to the Valencian-run Cuna de Campeones outfit for the following season and was quick immediately, eventually claiming two victories in Aragon and Valencia at the end of the year. Mid-way through the season, Masia was called up to by our Team to replace the injured Darryn Binder at the Austrian Grand Prix; showing himself to be a quick learner, he finished ninth on his World Championship debut and we have signed him immediately for a full-time ride in 2018 and 2019. The Team is excited to work with Jaume, let’s get to know him better.
“My dad bought me my first minibike when I was five. He had been a racer in the European, Spanish and Valencia championships. So, racing is part of my family even though my mum doesn’t like it much and gets very nervous in case something goes wrong. But she does occasionally come to the races. My father and I were racing or practicing every weekend. I know that this first year in the World Motorbike Championship is just a beginning for me, I have to learn the maximum I can, to be patient in races, learn to be fearless and fight to get always the best possible result. I have a long way to go but I want to learn, to progress step by step and I know that my Team will be always with me and that I can count on them 100%. My racing hero is Dani Pedrosa, similar to me in stature and a great role model. I love fast curves, it is not so hard on me, my size is not a disadvantage. I love racing, working to make the bike better and share the success with my team. My father taught me to value the good of the sport, work hard and sacrifice, try to be competitive and if you are consistent then victories will come.”