Blog | Philipp struggles at Brno

Hi all,

This weekend was the 12th and 13th races of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Brno. I knew this Track from last year and from testing with my IDM bike. The first free practice was OK. I had a harder spring in the rear. That was good. The first qualifying was not really good, I had no rhythm and I had no slipstream.

In the second qualifying I rode in a group but after 4 laps my bike stopped because of an electric problem. I dropped back to the 16th place. I was quiet desperate.

The first race was OK. I had a good start and before they waved the red flag, because of the rain, I was on the 7th place. So I made the restart on 7th place. I had an OK feeling after the restart. I finished the race in 9th position.

The second race was not really good. My start was bad. But after 12 laps I closed the lap to the leading group. I finished 9th. In Misano I want to save my 4th place in the championship.

Now I am looking forward to the Red Bull Ring for the 7th round of the German championship.

See you,

Philipp Öttl