Last weekend was the first race of the season. Last year I had together with Silverstone my best result of the year in Jerez and I like the track very much. The test in Jerez went also very well so I had high expectations for the weekend.
The qualifying was not really great because I had some little problems. At the end I had to start from 11th position on the grid. First I thought I had ruined it and that it was too difficult to have a good result but after some thinking a knew it was still possible to get the podium.
I went for it and in both races I came in the first group. We had some nice battles and all the passing was very clean. On Saturday I finished fifth but I was penalised because I was too often outside the track and was put one place back in the results.
Race 2 was also a nice race. I was fighting for the podium but a few laps before the end I had to go a bit wide. I ended fourth so no podium but it is my best result in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup so far.
I hope I can fight all races for the podium this year.
The next race is my home race in Assen but before that I have three races in Moto3 Junior World Championship with Dutch Racing Team to begin with Le Mans next week.