Billy van Eerde

Blog | Billy van Eerde unlucky not to get a podium

Hey Everyone,

A few weeks ago we raced at the Sachsenring for round 4 of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

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This track I struggled a lot with last year so I was quite nervous for this race. In the Free Practices I went well and got a good feeling with the bike straight away. This gave me good confidence going into Qualifying and I managed to place 4th which was my best QP yet.

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Race 1 was going well and I managed to lead some laps and fight at the front the whole race. Unfortunately a red flag caused the race to be stopped early. I was disappointed but happy with how the race was going.

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Race 2 was more difficult as the top 2 had a little gap so it was a big fight for 3rd place with many riders. I tried to get to the front all the race but it was difficult with a lot of riders.

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In the end I finished 3rd place but I got a penalty for track limits on the last lap. This put me back to 6th.

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Overall I was happy with how the weekend went and want to thank all the staff and mechanics for the support.

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Thank you for reading,

Billy van Eerde :)