My first season in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup is over.
The final round in Aragon was not the best weekend for me.
In the first practice I had to learn the track because it was a new one for me. In the second practice unfortunately I had an electric defect, so I had to ride the following Qualifying with the spare bike. It went very bad and I had to start the races from 23rd position.
Race 1: I had a good start in the race and after 4 laps I was already in 15th position. But then another rider was running wide, came back to the racing line, rode into my front and I crashed! I was angry because that crash was definitely avoidable from him.
Race 2: Unluckily a small part of my frame broke off and I had to ride the second race with another spare bike. I had an awful start and was last in the first corners.
Then I overtook some riders but I had problems with my front in the fast corners. But strangely it got better with used tyres. In the last laps I found a good rhythm and closed the gap to the group in front of me which was fighting for 14th position.
Finally I could get 15th and take a point, but for sure that was not the result I expected before the race.
A huge thanks goes to the whole Rookies Cup staff and all the partners for their great support during the whole season!
I am very happy that I am selected to take part in the 2017 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup!
In the next months I will work hard to come back very strong next year. For sure I will keep you updated here in my blogs.
Matthias Meggle #14