Two weeks ago was the first Red Bull Rookies Cup Test in Aragon and it was great there. In the first session I had a good feeling but then I crashed because it was still very cold.
When we went out for our second session the temperature was higher so we could push harder. After the long winter break I felt immediately at home on the KTM after the first practices and we tried out many things to improve the setting. But every time we changed something I couldn't match my good feeling from the first sessions and I wasn't improving myself.
The whole second day I tried to get my feeling back but it wasn't working at all. On the last day I wanted to follow the faster riders and I crashed. But after this we knew how to improve the bike and in the last session, the race simulation, I improved myself a lot.
After this test in Aragon we travelled to Misano, where the Northern Europe Cup test was. This year I'm also riding a KTM there. But the bike has more extra weight cause of the regulations. But we tried out many things and with the heavier bike I could make the same lap time as last year with the KTM from the Red Bull Rookies Cup and so I think that the race there will be good.
I also worked as an instructor rider for the young guys in the ADAC Junior Cup powered by KTM to show them the track in Misano and it was a nice experience.
With a good feeling I'm looking forward to my first race with the NEC in Assen in a week and only one week later will be the first Rookies Cup race in Jerez.
Kevin Orgis #44