Blog | Brad racing ahead

 

 

Hi Everyone,

The weekend went really good, it was my first race meet for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Practise 1. was wet and windy but was a good session to get a feel for the track and the bike and I ended up 7th.

Qualifying 1. was in better conditions than practise but through some of the corners we still had damp patches, that didn't effect me, I ended up quickest by 7 tenths.

Qualifying 2. the track was starting to dry and I was still quickest on track but in the last few minutes of qualifying 2 Ramerez got pole buy 1 thousandth of a second :(

Race 1. I started on the first row of the grid in 2nd place and ended up 3rd in the first corner. There were 6 of us battling for the lead so I thought I would try and get away at the front to brake the tow. I gaped them by a second but crashed at corner 11 due to the wind getting under my front tyre.

Race 2. was good, the conditions were dry, just a little windy. I was 3rd into the first corner which was OK. There were 14 of us battling for the lead and on the 9th lap Espana came up the inside into turn 6 and nearly took me out. I jumped his bike but managed to stay on. I dropped back from the leading group of 5 and was 2 seconds off them but I kept chipping away and I caught them up to finish 5th .

Roll on Estoril,

Brad #28