The last race in Mugello was the second race of the Red Bull Rookies Cup. This time we ware travelling with a motorhome. I had never been in Mugello before. The track is really nice, right in the middle of Toscana, surrounded by natural terraces. Lovely place.
On Thursday we had a track walk all together to get a first impression of Mugello Circuit. I was quite impressed about the course of that road.
Friday we could do two trainings and qualification. Sadly I could not do any training on the bike since the last race in Jerez, so I had to start at the very beginning back on my KTM.
This took a lot of time. I´ll have to do more training before the next race, for getting a better feeling and being able to use practice time better.
I could improve with each lap. But in the starting grid I was only in position 24.
In my race I could beat my own time again and was even 2 seconds faster than in qualifying. It was the first time I was able to be part of some overtaking battles and I had a good feeling on the bike. In lap 12 I was fighting to gain a better position and this competition brought me right into the gravel.
A small step forward.
It is great to have people like Hr. Auinger and Santi on my side, i can learn really much from them. They always keep motivating me. Thanks to the whole Rookies Cup team.
Now I´m looking forward to the next race in Assen.
Your Phillip Tonn