Zidane has joined on loan and spoke about how moving away from Real Madrid and from the Spanish capital could be a positive.
"Leaving Real Madrid and the city of Madrid will be good for me," he said as he was presented by the team that has just been promoted into the second division.
"It'll be good for me to get to know a new team and a new city."
He went on to speak about why Racing Santander was his preferred option.
"I had many offers to pick from, but the most important and interesting one was always Racing Santander," the 21-year-old said.
"I want to develop at a historic club like this one.
"I couldn't be happier or more excited."