Karel Hanika

Blog | Karel double IDM victory at the Red Bull Ring

Hello All,

Last weekend I rode the IDM race at the Red Bull Ring in the Freudenberg Racing Team. It was a very successful weekend for me. The bike is very similar to Rookies bike, so I hadn't to learn a lot. In training I just learned the track and found the right setup of the levers etc.

On saturday we rode much faster and in qualification it meant another Pole for me. The races were very similar. In the first I started second and than I rode some laps in the lead. Then we changed positions with Max (Kappler) and for the last 5 laps I let him ride on a first place and waited for my chance. I passed him on the last lap in the second to last corner and I held it to the end.

The start to the second race wasn't very good from my side. I was 5th but very quickly I was back in front. The rest of the race was really similar to the first. We rode away with Max and we were fighting a little bit. We touched many times, specially in the last lap where I did a same pass like in Race1. I won both races and I need to thank to my team, because they did a great job!

Looking forward to next race of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Assen!!!

See you there!