Rory Skinner Aragon

Blog | Rory Skinner fast at the finish in Aragon

Hi Everybody,

Aragon was a good end to my 2016 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season.

After having 2 good free practice sessions both inside the top 3, I qualified in 8th place.

In Race 1, despite running wide on lap 1 and dropping back to 22nd position.

I was able to close the gap to the leaders and crossed the line in 3rd, 0.1 from the winner.

I was really happy to get my second podium of 2016!

Going into Race 2 I was feeling confident after the previous day's race, that I could be in the leading group of riders.

But on the first lap of Race 2 I had a problem selecting gears which unfortunately led to me colliding with another rider taking him out and leaving me once again in last position after I had run on.

Again I got my head down and battled my way up to 4th position but was slipstreamed by 4 riders on the last lap and crossed the line in 8th.

I am really happy with my performances in both races but gutted to have taken out my fellow rider and friend on the first lap of Race 2.

A massive thanks to all the Rookies Cup team, staff and partners for all their hard work, help and support throughout this season.

I am really excited and happy to be invited back for a 3rd year in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2017!

See you soon,

Rory #69