Walid Soppe Assen

Blog | Walid Soppe having a great time at his first TT

Hi guys,

My first TT has finished. It was an exciting week with lots of great experiences. The TT is a big happening and especially for me coming from the area around the TT Circuit. The last week a lot of people supported me. My Facebook page had a total reach of 43.990 in one week, which I'm very proud of and gives me power for the upcoming races.

It was a weekend where I was struggling with the setup of the bike. On Thursday I crashed twice in the Strubben due to problems. Despite this I could set the 8th time in the qualifying.

On Friday we didn't improve a lot and after the difficult race I crashed four laps before the end.

On Saturday we worked hard to find the solution and together with the Red Bull guys we tried to improve the bike. After a difficult start (I couldn't practice the starts due to my two crashes on Thursday) I rode a constant race and after a nice battle with my friend Patrik Pulkkinen I finished 13th.

I'm happy that I made progress and learned a lot. I'm thankful to the Red Bull guys that helped me so much and I'm looking forward to the next race; Sachsenring.

Take care,

Walid.