Blog | Philipp great fight back



Hi all,

Last weekend was the first race of the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup 2012 in Jerez. I knew the Track in Jerez very well because I rode there the last two years. On Friday we had one free practice and two qualifying sessions. The free practice was wet and it rained a lot. But I felt confident. I finished 2nd.

In the 1st qualifying we had mixed conditions. I finished 4th. It was not bad but I had always some problems with the rear. So we changed something on the rear suspension for the 2nd qualifying.

The 2nd qualifying went also very well. After 15 minutes of training I was in 1st position. But then I droped back into 14th. I was really unhappy with this result.

In the 1st race I had a normal start. I was in the 2nd group, because the 1st group was away. So I had a good fight for the 6th position. I finished the race 6th. I was not happy because the rear problem was still there and it was a problem to go faster with the problem.

Also in the 2nd race I had a normal start. And after the half of the race I was in 5th position fighting for the win. On the last lap I got into the lead. But I made a mistake and dropped back into the 4th position. I wanted to pass but it didn't work even on the straight to the finish lane. So I finished 4th.

The 2nd race was better then the 1st. But the whole weekend we couldn’t sort out the rear problem. For Estoril this week I want to be in the front the whole weekend.

See you,