Blog | Philipp win at the Sachsenring

Hi all,

Last weekend was the 10th and 11th rounds of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup at the Sachsenring. I know the track very well from the German Championship. The first free practice went good. I finished 2nd. We changed a little bit on the suspension set-up. I worked with the track map. So I was well prepared for the 2nd qualifying.

In the first qualifying we used the tires from the free practice. During the qualifying I was always in the top 3. At the end of the 1st session I was on place 2. For the 2nd qualifying we got new tires. I did good lap times. I finished 1st. This was my first pole in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup ever.

We didn’t changed anything on the setting for the race.

In the 1st race I had a good start and I was 2nd after the first corner. I was in a group of 10 riders which battled for the lead. It was very difficult. I said to myself, 'If I want to win this race I have to get a small gap between me and the other riders.' In the last lap I had a small gap. So they can’t passed me down the straight.

I finished 1st. It was amazing to win in front of my home crowd. I was very happy.

In the 2nd race I had also a good start. I battled again for the lead but then some riders passed me. In the last lap I did a mistake so I lost a better position. I finished 6th. This weekend was good for me. Now I am looking forward to Schleiz, the 6th round of the German Championship.

See you,

Philipp #5