I just got back to my home in Barcelona from the German GP, the 4th weekend of the 2018 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup!
It was nice to be back riding at the Sachsenring, it is a much different track than the other ones in the calendar! Overall, my weekend in Germany was positive but very tough. Every session out on the bike I had some suspension change made. In FP1 I had a crash even though I finished in P5. For qualifying we were still way off of a strong set up but I managed a P7 grid position.
Every session out on the bike I had some suspension change made. In FP1 I had a crash even though I finished in P5. For qualifying we were still way off of a strong set up but I managed a P7 grid position.
Just before Race 1 I was still trying out suspension changes on the grid! I had a good start and on lap 2 I found myself in P3.
After going wide in one of the fast lefts I got passed by 5 riders. After this moment the front group escaped and I was battling for P7 with my teammate.
My biggest mistake was 50 meters before the finish line. I tried to defend my line and I asked for too much on the front suspension, I crashed out on the last corner of the last lap. It was my first time that's happened to me and... it's not cool! I was determined to make an improvement for Sunday's race.
For Race 2 we made another drastic change on the suspension set-up of my KTM. The front stability was so much better and for the first laps I was able to maintain with top group.
I managed to drop 0.7 from my qualifying time and I even did a faster time than the race winner. Unfortunately little mistakes between myself and other riders made me lose the front group.
After all I finished P8. It's good points for the championship but I'm not satisfied, as I know I can do more. I take the positives from the German GP and I will work off of the negatives!
I want to give a big thank you to the Rookies Cup staff, to my sponsor Pole Position Travel, and to my family!!
See you soon and enjoy the summer break everyone!