Patrik Pulkkinen

Blog | Patrik Pulkkinen had a great weekend at the Red Bull Ring

Hello everyone!

Last weekend in Austria, at the Red Bull Ring was my best weekend so far!

I had very good pace and feeling in both free practices and my bike was also on the correct setup.

In qualification my goal was to start in top 10 but I couldn't do so well in QP and I finished 12th.

Race 1.
I had very good start and I improved 4 positions at the first corner, but I lost those positions on the second lap because I braked too late.

After that mistake I was on 12th position and I had to work on catching and overtaking those same positions back. I started catching small groups and overtook one by one until it was 3 laps to go and I was in position 5.

In the last lap 2 riders passed me and I finished 7th. That is my best position so far and I'm very happy for it.

Race 2.
I had also very good start and I improved 3 positions, plus I did't make any mistakes in first laps. I was overtaking some riders until I was 6th and after that we had a group with Skinner and Orgis.

We used team work to catch the next group, that was avery hard job. We watched that group and I made myself in position 4 for a while.

On the last lap I made a shifting mistake at the beginning of the straight and 4 riders passed me so I finished 8th.

This weekend was very important for me because it was on Red Bull's home track and I had my best weekend there.

I hope that my self confidence ihas increased and lets see if I can make a top 10 also at Brno.

Thank you for supporting me, I appreciate all that you've done for me.

See you in Brno.