This weekend was the first round of the Spanish Championship in Jerez. I was well prepared, for this race also my bike had a good performance. On Friday it was sunny. We had two free practices. Each was 40 min long. We made a good set-up and I did fast lap times. We were very competitive.
During the night it starts to rain. So the two qualifying sessions were in the wet. I did good lap times and was always in the Top 5. On the last lap I opened the throttle as much as I could and finished 1st. In the second qualifying I wanted to hold this position. But it rained a little bit more so not many riders could go faster. So after 40 min of riding we had the first Moto 3 Pole position.
On Saturday we had one warm-up and one Race. After a good warm-up session we were ready for the Race. The start was a little bit special because one guy had problems and pulled his motorcycle into the box. I looked back to check the situation. After that I looked to the red lights but the they were already on. So I got a little bit panicked. I pulled the visor down and put it in gear. In the end the start was great and I entered the first corner as the leader.
During the race I had a good fight for the win. It was just one rider that was with me. I started the last lap as leader. I had 0,5 sec advantage. I held it until the race finish. I am very happy with the win. Thanks to the Team, they did a really good job the whole weekend.
Right now I am sitting in the car. We drive to the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup Preseason Test in Estoril. I am happy to see all the Riders, Mechanics, Helpers and the Riders Coaches again.
Philipp # 5