Walid left and Robert Schotman right in leathers

Blog | Walid Soppe thrilled with his first rides on the Rookies Cup KTM

Hello everybody,

This past week I have been in Jerez for the pre-season training of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

On the first day I tried on my gear and they assigned me a motorbike. They also introduced me to the whole team of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

On the second day I got to ride the KTM which I enjoyed very much and after adjusting the
suspension I improved significantly. On Wednesday it got even better and faster.

Thursday there was a photo shoot and they filmed some of the racing.

On Friday, the final day, I crashed once but improved my lap times afterwards. In the afternoon we had a test race and we practiced the start once more which went pretty well.

I had a great time this week and learned a lot. I regret having to return to cold Holland
because it was really nice and warm in Spain.

See you on the 2nd and 3rd of May since I will be back in Jerez for my first race of the
season. I am really looking forward to it.

Thanks to the team of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Best regards,

Walid Soppe #13