September 11, 2019
Red Bull Rookies
Sitting at 4.2km in length the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is a fantastic venue for motorcycle racing with crowds of up to 100,000 expected on race day. The sixteen corners are broken up by lengthy straights leading to close racing, particularly in the Rookies class! It strikes similarities to Assen where earlier this season Max finished an impressive fourth place!
However, last year’s visit to Misano was sadly one to forget with a crash in qualifying putting Max towards to back of the grid. The race saw similar fortunes with a high side leading to a trip down pit lane. Despite being an unfortunate result there was lots of lessons learnt and Max will be determined to put things right after showing impressive pace.
On what was his first ever visit to the circuit Max was comfortable very quickly and that will be a huge encouragement ahead of this weekend. With just one race Max will need to find that pace again very quickly with qualifying being more crucial than ever to help get a good result come Saturday.
The current state of play in the championship sees Max sit eighth overall after a podium at Sachsenring and fourth at Assen. But Max is not prepared to settle and with just three races he is determined to get himself back on the rostrum. Max sits just 22 points behind fifth in the standings so there is still plenty of room for movement!
Live coverage of Saturday’s race will be available via redbullrookiescup.com and redbull.tv
Race – 16:05