Filip Salač

Blog | Filip Salač putting everything into his Assen podium

Hello everybody,

I'm going to tell you something about last race in Assen.

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Friday was very difficult for me because I had many troubles with my bike. In QP was a bit better but still problems and I was worrying if it will be better for race.

I started from 7th position and I had a good start but I had too much bumps in front part of my bike. I was in group fighting for 2nd place but I wasn't able to overtake them. I finished 5th.

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In the second race I had perfect start and I was 3rd in first corner but on the 2nd lap I had a big highsider and I was lucky that I didn't cras. I was back in 10th place and I said in my mind 'now or never' and I pushed on the limit until last lap!

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I was able to finish 2nd because I was leading the group in last laps and in last lap I closed my line in the last chicane so nobody overtook me and I finished on 2nd place.

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It was one of the hardest race of my life. I was pushing 100% in every lap and after the finish I was really tired.
I want say thanks to all staff from Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup mostly to my mechanic Joan, my family, all sponsors, my manager and to all fans!!

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Now I'm training very hard 2 times per day and really looking forward to Sachsenring! I think it will be better!

See you there,

Filip