Collin Veijer

Blog | Collin Veijer with a good Valencia weekend - valuable Rookies Cup preperation

Hello everyone,

The last weekend in the European Talent Cup is over after the last round in Valencia.

I was able to make a lot of mileage during the free practice sessions and we found a good setting for the bike.
Therefore I had high hopes towards the qualifying sessions.

Unfortunately that did not go as smoothly for me as hoped for, I didn't have the same feeling with the bike as during the free practice sessions and had to start my races from P17.

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After qualifying, the team made some adjustments to the set up, which made the bike already feel better in the warm up.

Race 1 I had a good start but unfortunately I made a mistake with shifting gear, so I dropped back to P19.

But the feeling was good and I was able to make up many places and finished the race in P9.

I was quite satisfied with that, considering the time lost at the beginning.

For Race 2 the team again made a few small adjustments which again worked out better in the warming up.

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I started Race 2 full of confidence and ready for a top result but soon I felt some vibrations and heard a lot of noise.
Unfortunately, I had to return the bike to the pit box on the first lap with a technical defect.

Not a nice way to end the European Talent Cup season but overall I must be satisfied, I got some good results and definitely learned a lot.

A real bonus is that I have been riding many laps now on the Valencia circuit – I really like this track! – and we can stay here to have the final two rounds with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup starting this upcoming weekend.

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After briefly leading the race during the previous round I am determined to end the season on a high!

Stay safe,

Collin