Filip Salač Assen

Blog | Filip Salač scores well in Assen

Hello everybody,

In free practice we made a good steps with the settings on the bike. In qualifying I went in the group and we were faster and faster and I had to stop and make some changes but than I tried to push and the change was worse than before I didn't have grip in the rear.

Before the 1st race it started raining and we had to put on the wet tyres. I had a good start but after Kelly's crash I had to brake hard to not touch him, then in the last corner I had to brake another time for the crash of Juanes.

4 laps before the end my father put on the board that I'm in the points and I said that I can't be higher but then crashed more riders and I was 9th.

In the second race it started drying but at the start it started raining hard and it was another wet race.

I had a good start, in first corner I was 13th and I felt the bike and I knew that I can push harder. My father put on the board 9th position and then I had a battle with S. Garcia and we went faster and faster and then I knew that I will be 9th and I didn't want to crash. In the last lap somebody crashed and I was sixth! It was my best race of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

We made a good step and I hope it will be better at the Sachsenring. I want to say thanks to all mechanics and fans!!!

The my first race of the Moto3 Junior World Championship

In free practice we tried to get a good setting but we couldn't. But in qualifying it was better and I made a big step with the time. In second qualifying it was very very hot and the grip was very bad, so nobody was faster.

In the race I had a bad start so I had to pass many riders but in 6th lap I made little bit of a mistake and my front closed so the weekend finished a little bit early for me. But I'm not bad or something, I made a good progress and a good step and I took some new experiences which will be good for me at the Sachsenring. I want to say thanks to my team and I hope that I should start in Portimao.

See you at the Sachsenring,

Filip #12