Last weekend was the 7th round of the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup in Misano. I like the track and I knew the track from my two races in the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup before.
On Friday we had one free practice and two qualifying sessions. In the free practice I made a good run and took time to check out the tricky condition on the track.
In the Afternoon we had two qualifying sessions. The first session was not so good and I finished 20th. In the second qualifying I wanted to improve my lap times but I crashed and hurt my back. So I started from the 20th place into the race.
The race was in dry conditions. That was new for everyone of the riders. My start was good and I could pass a lot of riders in the first few laps. But then there was a gap between me and the leading group. But I rode faster then the leading group. In the last lap I caught the lead group but I could pass just one rider. I finished 8th. I set the fastest lap of the race as well. I was happy to take some points out of the shit starting position.
In two weeks is the final round of the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup in Aragon. My job for the race is to defend my 3rd place in the championship and try to finish on the podium. I am very motivated for my last Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup event and to finish my run of bad luck.
Philipp # 5