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Blog | Max Cook our man in Morocco

Max Cook

Hi Everyone,

A lot has happened since my last blog, I've had my first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup race of 2019, 2 rounds of the Junior World Championship, my first half of final exams and I've been on holiday to Morocco!

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My first round at Jerez to kick off the 2019 season had it's highs and lows. To start, I finally got a decent qualifying with 8th position. I know I say how important qualifying is on the majority of my blogs and I'm happy to say I've had a decent qualifying!

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In Race 1 I had a perfect first lap and hooked on the back of the front group and I was running comfortably in 5th position. However I made a jump start meaning I had to do a ride through on the 3rd lap. At the time I was so upset with myself because I had such a good opportunity to run at the front.

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I rejoined in 19th and got my head down and made my way up to 11th. My pace throughout the race wasn't far off the leaders so from a performance point of view I was really happy.

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In Race 2 I made sure I didn't jump start again and the first few laps were a bit messy but I was in a battle of 7 riders for 4th position. It was an extremely fun race to be in because we were fighting throughout the whole race.
On the last sector of the last lap I was in 4th but a mistake on the exit of the last corner cost me 4 places on the drag to the line. I finished in 8th which is still a career best for me but I know I can do better.

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The week after I had a week full of exams for school. I'm still working hard in school and studying has taken up a lot of my time recently but I'm still able to fit everything in.

Then I went to Le Mans for the French GP to race in the Junior World Championship.

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All weekend I was making great progress and I'm learning more and more every time I'm riding so I'm feeling great for Mugello!

Then the weekend after I went of holiday to Morocco with my sponsor, Motor Sports Travel.

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I had a great time soaking up the new culture and different weather. It was also great to relax with all the exams and race weekends going on.

I feel great for Mugello and I can't wait to ride my bike again!

See you soon,

Max

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