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Blog | Zonta van den Goorbergh putting everything into Mugello and Barcelona

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the season! My last two races were Mugello and Barcelona.

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Mugello was a completely new track for me, I struggled to find as good feeling in the two free practices and that led to a not so good pace in Qualifying. All in all it is a learning curve.

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My qualifying wasn't anything to be too excited about, 22nd. The result of the race was better from 22nd on the grid and finishing 15th. I was happy with my one point as the result of a weekend I worked hard for!

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From Mugello we went straight on to Barcelona for the ETC – another new track!

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I wasn't where I wanted to be after Qualifying (21st I believe I was) so there was lots of work to do for the race!

And we are a week after the race and I still can't be happy looking back to it, I was in front of a group and, on the second to last lap, I was in front on the straight and 6 guys passed me.

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During an overtaking manoeuvre in turn one I was hit and I lost two more places... That guy did receive a time penalty but that still did not help much with my 24th position where I could have been 18th...

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It just wasn't smart to lead the pack with my longer gearing coming up on the straight! But whad'ya do?! I guess this is part or racing too!

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After Mugello I had to shift my focus to school as the end of school year was coming up and there were still tests to do!

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But that is now finished and after spending last weekend at my friend Timon's house with lots of online gaming and a trip to the fun fair, we are now changing the focus towards the next race; Assen!

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They always do a pre-event press conference and I was asked to attend.

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I am looking forward to Assen – it is my home race even though I spend more time on other tracks – and it will be great to race there! After Assen we will be on a full schedule with Sachsenring and Aragon, but at least there won't be any school for a while!

Hoping for a good result the coming races and showing progress on all aspects of racing!

See you at my home event!!

Zonta