Collin Veijer

Blog | Collin Veijer leads the race in Aragón

Hello everyone,

The second weekend with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Aragon is over. With the data from the first weekend I was able to prepare well for the second one.

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In itself there was not much to be changed to the bike and setting, but it was more that I had to work on myself.

I used FP1 to immediately find the right feeling and confidence. For FP2 we got new tires and because FP1 already felt good I used this training to prepare for a good qualifying.

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This worked out really well because I managed to get 4th starting position.

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I had a good start in Race 1 and I knew that I had the right pace from the beginning, all felt good and I really enjoyed this race where I could even lead the field for a while!

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Unfortunately I crashed on the last lap which was just my own fault. I got the long straight before the last corner wrong, I couldn't take a slipstream and I tried to make up for this in the last corner.

But I pushed too much and fell off, fortunately without any injury.

During the two warm up laps before Race 2 I had to feel how the bike felt because it was quite damaged during the crash of Race 1.

I quickly noticed all was fine and of course this gave me confidence.

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A big thanks to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup team for doing a great job in repairing my bike.

The start of Race two was again good and I was able to make up one place immediately. Soon I found out that I could keep up well with the leaders on the technical part of the track, but it was really difficult on the back straight.

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The wind had changed and for this situation the gearing was a bit too short which meant that I couldn't do much on the long straight.

I could just get behind another rider and stay there, but could not really get out of a slipstream.

With the lesson learned from Race 1 I did my best to maintain the right pace and get a proper finish.

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With a P7 in the end I think that worked out well.

Now on to Valencia for the European Talent Cup and after that the 2 last Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup rounds at the same circuit.

We continue to work hard to finish the season on a high!

Stay safe,

Collin