Jose Butron interview - Spanish Charger
By Geoff Meyer | 08 Aug 2012
Spanish MX2 rider Jose Butron has really made a big improvement in the 2012 season. The Diga KTM rider captured his first podium finish at the Grand Prix of Brazil and is inside the top ten in the FIM World MX2 Championship points.
After having problems in round one of the series in Valkenswaard, Holland where he scored zero points it's been going well for Butron. First picking up 22pts in round two in Bulgaria, then 26pts in round three in Italy, before gaining a valuable 35 points in Brazil. Since that top three finish in Brazil he is consistently inside the top ten and his goal of finishing inside the top ten in the World is very close.
Q: Jose, your season started terribly, but can you explain how your season has improved?
Butron: The first round this year wasn't so good for me , no points and bike problems. I wanted some top fives, but we had some mechanical trouble and that put me in a bad position straight away. Now it's okay and I feel good now and train hard. After a few rounds my confidence was also growing and I got a podium in Brazil, my first ever podium at the Grand Prix and I am very happy about that. Now I am inside the top ten in the FIM World MX2 Championship and that is where I feel I belong.
Q: What was that like in Brazil, you must have been really excited?
Butron: I took the holeshot in the second in Brazil and that helped a lot, also because it was very muddy. We were so happy, my team, my sponsor, nobody expected that I could make the podium in Brazil.
Q: And your position in the FIM World MX2 Championship points, that was your goal at the start of the year and you have reached that goal?
Butron: With four Grand Prix's to go I am 22 points behind Max Anstie for 7th place, and yes my goal at the start of the season was to be inside the top ten . We proved I can do that this year. We are working really well with the bikes and that is going really a big help, so yes I am happy.
Q: What about next year, what are your plans?
Butron: I have resigned with KTM Dega Racing for 2013, my goal will be to be top five. I will also have some support from KTM, like suspension and I am really motivated for next year. Next year many riders leave the MX2 class and I want to go for the top five, but I also don't want to get injured and the season is very long, but we will see what happens.
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