Zonta van den Goorbergh

Blog | Zonta van den Goorbergh winning in Aragón

Hello everyone,

Let's talk about the amazing weekend I had in Motorland Aragon with the European Talent Cup!

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We started the Free Practice with some problems, we had some electrical issues with the bike which we couldn't solve, because of that I had almost no track time on Wednesday, but luckily we had done a test in Aragon one week before and we had another 2 Free Practices on Thursday.

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Thursday was a pretty good day, I did some good laps. Friday was qualifying day, the weather indicator said the first QP would be dry but the second QP would be wet, and indeed the weather indicator was right, so everyone used both sets of tires in QP1! I managed to put the fastest lap in out of everybody and nobody could beat it anymore in QP2 because as I said, it was wet.

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We had 3 races in the weekend, 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday.

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I managed to win race 1 and 2 with over 3 seconds gap!! Race 1 wasn't easy as I had to race without a dashboard and therefor dit not have any information. I was happy to have that solved just 10 minutes before race 2.

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The race on Sunday was harder for me because the start was delayed because of rain on the starting grid, the race was cut short to 9 laps (normally 14 laps), I was leading from the beginning but after couple laps got overtaken by some guys, but the last lap I took the lead in Turn 1 and kept pushing the whole lap and won again, 0.3 gap.

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Overall a really great weekend for me. After this week we went home for a few days where I have been training and did a bit of home schooling. But happy to put the books to the side because next stop>>> Aragon with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup!

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Chat soon,

Zonta