Sean Kelly

Blog | Sean Kelly not satisfied with a fast weekend in Germany

Hey everyone,

I just got back to my home in Barcelona from the German GP, the 4th weekend of the 2018 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup!

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It was nice to be back riding at the Sachsenring, it is a much different track than the other ones in the calendar! Overall, my weekend in Germany was positive but very tough. Every session out on the bike I had some suspension change made. In FP1 I had a crash even though I finished in P5. For qualifying we were still way off of a strong set up but I managed a P7 grid position.

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Every session out on the bike I had some suspension change made. In FP1 I had a crash even though I finished in P5. For qualifying we were still way off of a strong set up but I managed a P7 grid position.

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Just before Race 1 I was still trying out suspension changes on the grid! I had a good start and on lap 2 I found myself in P3.

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After going wide in one of the fast lefts I got passed by 5 riders. After this moment the front group escaped and I was battling for P7 with my teammate.

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My biggest mistake was 50 meters before the finish line. I tried to defend my line and I asked for too much on the front suspension, I crashed out on the last corner of the last lap. It was my first time that's happened to me and... it's not cool! I was determined to make an improvement for Sunday's race.

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For Race 2 we made another drastic change on the suspension set-up of my KTM. The front stability was so much better and for the first laps I was able to maintain with top group.

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I managed to drop 0.7 from my qualifying time and I even did a faster time than the race winner. Unfortunately little mistakes between myself and other riders made me lose the front group.

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After all I finished P8. It's good points for the championship but I'm not satisfied, as I know I can do more. I take the positives from the German GP and I will work off of the negatives!

I want to give a big thank you to the Rookies Cup staff, to my sponsor Pole Position Travel, and to my family!!

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See you soon and enjoy the summer break everyone!

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