Blog | Philipp at Mugello and Salzburgring

Hi all,

This weekend was really special, because I rode in two races in two different championships.

In the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup we rode in Mugello and in the IDM we rode in Salzburgring. So on Friday we had a hot free practice in Mugello. The track had a new asphalt, so it was better to ride compared to last year. I was in 5th position in this session.

Then the first qualifying was in the wet. After the first session I was in 17th position. We can’t ride a second practice because the rain was to much. So I started in the race from the 6th row. I was not so happy about this.

My start was a little bit better than in Assen, but in the first corner I lost some places. I had a good pace and was in the leading group for the last two laps. I finished 5th and I had the fastest lap time. I was happy about this.

Then after the race we went home. In the morning we drove to the Salzburgring. The circuit is only 18 km from our home. I rode the warm-up as training. Then in the race I started from the 24th place. I had a good start. After the first lap I was in the 15th position. In the second lap I nearly crashed. I finished the race in 11th position. I think it was a good race because I took important points.

Now I am looking forward to Sachsenring. It’s the German Grand Prix so I will give my very best.

See you,

Philipp #5