Name: Ruben Xaus
Speed and racing give me an exhilarating adrenaline rush. I am made this way. Ever since I was a boy, I used to watch the bikes and dreamt that one day I will become a rider. At fifteen, I was already racing, I was fast and I was winning but I used to get hurt a lot as well. I grew up watching the Superbike champs and, just like they did, I used to race almost everywhere. In Spain, Germany, all over Europe. Until my dream came true: racing for Ducati.
Those were the greatest years of my career. I almost won the WSBK. Later on, I raced in the MotoGP which helped me mature but was not fit for me. In 2006, I returned to WSBK. I competed for three years with team Sterilgarda Go Eleven and got back to winning ways. I’m with BMW now.
|1997 World Supersport 17th
1998 World Supersport 51st
1999 World Supersport 5th – 5 podiums
2000 World Supersport 7th – 2 podiums
2001 World Superbikes 6th – 6 podiums
2002 World Superbikes 6th – 10 podiums
2003 World Superbikes 2nd – 15 podiums
2004 MotoGP World Championship – 1 podium
2005 MotoGP World Championship 16th
2006 World Superbikes 14th
2007 World Superbikes 6th – 2 podiums
2008 World Superbikes 10th – 2 podiums
I love challenges. It’s then that I give 111%. BMW offered me this great chance to bring their prestigious brand on top of the WSBK. We have the ingredients to do well: a great manufacturer and a valuable staff.
This will definitely help us compete with the greats and I’m confident we can get better. Nevertheless, this year is very competitive with 7 manufacturers and many great riders.
Every race will be hard-fought but I’ll be out there and both the team and I will set higher and higher goals all the time.