Olly Simpson Misano

Blog | Olly Simpson having a great comeback weekend in Misano

G'day everyone,

The 6th round of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Misano was a good comeback round for me, feeling a lot better on the bike.

The fist Free Practice I spent getting a feel for the track and changed the setup of the bike to suit the track a bit more. I spent most of the session by myself and was 15th fastest but I was feeling very good on the bike.

Free Practice 2, I took off with a good group of riders and found a really good rhythm and also found some more setup changes that made it even easier to do faster lap times so I had the 8th fastest time.

Then in Qualifying I got a quicker time again but didn't find the group and could not get the lap I wanted so I qualified 11th on the grid.

Saturday was the only race we had for the weekend. I made a good start and an awesome first lap getting up to 5th position and still going forward.

I had good pace but was not fast enough to go with the front few riders but I had a good battle and finished the race in 6th which was a good improvement.

I have made a good step forward and now I can finish strong in the last two race in Aragon.

Olly Simpson #45