Last September 9th, the penultimate event of the Red Bull Rookies Cup took place at the Misano circuit. In Italy, as you all know, only the race takes place on Saturday after the Moto2 qualifying sessions.
Friday's free practice was tricky. I dedicated them exclusively to decide what configuration to define on the bike, since with the development of last year I had the bike too long and lazy, and with a tooth less crown I was too short and I limited the engine. Finally I decided the short development to try to make the best possible time in the timed training.
At the last minute I managed to make a sprint lap for qualifying, which led me to the first position of the starting grid with pole and circuit record.
For the race I knew that my rivals could easily overtake me with the slipstream. So I had no choice but to make the race to the maximum and try to escape if possible from my rivals.
That was not possible, and in the last lap I lost the lead of the test in the long straight, to pass in third position by the finish line.
I fought hard to win this race, but it was not possible.
Even so, Misano returned with Pole and circuit record and a podium third position. The championship is still alive but difficult.
As I have always told you, I will do everything to make you enjoy watching these races.
A big hug, my friends.