Zonta van den Goorbergh

Blog | Zonta van den Goorbergh writes for the first time

Hello,

I am Zonta van den Goorbergh, I am 12 years old and I live in Breda, the Netherlands, with my parents and my sister.

I am excited to be writing my first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup blog!

I guess an introduction is a good plan!

The first time I rode a motorcycle I was 3 years old, that was a little electric trail bike. When I was 5, I moved on to motocross and later, I was 10, I started competition in motocross.

In 2017 I started racing a NSF100 and I moved from dirt to tarmac. That year I raced the Dutch competition NSF100, the first races I was not good but at the end of the season I won!

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This season I spent a lot of time training on different and bigger, longer tracks to prepare and train for the Red Bull Rookies and the ETC and I moved from an NSF100 to a GRC150 and a Moto3.

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When I don't race, I go to school and I focus on combining the two ánd working out!

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This month has been amazing and so much happened! I raced my first two races in the ETC, in Jerez and Albacete (which was sort of a wet race - pictures above, bike 84) and in between we went to Gaudix for the Red Bull Rookies selection Event. I left Spain very happy as I will be a Red Bull MotoGP Rookie in 2019!

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After the event I had a day before I travelled back home (and had to go to school...) and I did enjoy that day with my friend Colin Veldhuizen and his family on the beach. It was time to relax!!

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This winter will be one full of focus on 2019. We already did a sports test in Papendal (our national athletes train there) and we are now working on the right training schedules etc.

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But before I start looking forward to the new year, I have a practice session and a race in Spain in November. Will tell you all about that in my next blog!

Zonta