Blog | Philipp at Assen

Hi all,

Last weekend was the 4th round of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Assen. On Thursday we had no training, because one of the Moto2 motorcycles lost a lot of oil on the Track. So they cancelled all training.

On Friday we had a free practice and one qualifying session together at 7.45. That was really early for all Rookies. I finished 9th, third row on the grid. Then we had our first race in the wet. My Start was not good and I dropped back. During the race I felt really confident. In the last lap I caught a two rider group battling for the 5th position but it was too late to pass them. So I finished 7th.

Then the second race was on Saturday. At the beginning it starts to rain and we changed to rain tires. After two laps it was dry. Two laps before the end I was in 4th position but in the last lap some riders passed me and I finished in 9th place. In both races I did the third fastest lap time.

Now I have to do better starts and a better first corner to have a better beginning situation. So I’m looking forward to Mugello.

See you,

Philipp #5