Noah Dettwiler

Blog | Noah Dettwiler with more ups than downs on his way to Jerez

Hi everyone,

On Sunday the 14th of April 19 I flew to Valencia, Spain with my parents. I got a wild-card for the Blue Cru 300 Yamaha Cup.

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On April 15, 16 and 17 I participated in the training and the race. I already had a good feeling on the bike during the training. I took the fifth starting position in the qualifying. In the first race I had a top start and got the hole shot.

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We fought in a group of five riders for victory until the end. I was very happy, I was the first to cross the finish line and win the race. The second race started exactly the same, but this time we were a group of six riders, unfortunately I crashed three laps before the finish. I wanted too much. But luckily nothing bad happened.

In the following days after the event I visited the Kike KSB riding school. I had a lot of fun to train together with my friends despite rainy weather. Kike is a strict but very good teacher. We practiced extensively on the front wheel to slip.

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After a few days off, I started training at Thursday for the European Talent Cup race, this weekend. The times were very good. In my group I was in the top 4. On Friday morning, my team welcomed me with a surprise in the box for my birthday. It was very nice and I was really happy!

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On Saturday morning I went directly to Q1 where I crashed violently, and they took me to the medical centre. I was X-rayed immediately. Luckily, nothing is broken, but everything is bruised.

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In Q2, the times have gotten worse, all pilots drove about 2 seconds slower, because different temperatures than in the morning. At the end I was missing 3 hundredths of a second for the qualification.

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I was very sad and disappointed that I could not attend the main race. For me and 23 other drivers left in the second class. There I started from 7th place. When the lights went out I had a good start and I was in fourth position in the first corner.

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I was able to settle with top group and was in the top three for ten laps. We fought hard but fair for the win together. In the eleventh lap of 17, my drive chain broke and for me the race ended. Too bad, probably a podium finish would have been possible.

On Monday 29.4.19 we traveled back to Switzerland. One day school and on Wednesday we fly to Malaga and then with the car to Jerez where I am allowed to participate in the first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

I can't wait any longer!

See you soon and best regards,

Noah # 55