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Youngest entry takes victory at first round of 2003 Red Bull Rookies to MotoGP

Youngest entry takes victory at first round of 2003 Red Bull Rookies to MotoGP

Youngest entry takes victory at first round of 2003 Red Bull Rookies to MotoGP

The 2003 Red Bull Rookies to MotoGP, the German series designed to uncover new young racing talent, got underway this weekend at the Sachsenring circuit. Twenty-four riders, selected from 500 initial entries by a panel including former riders Dirk Raudies and Reinhard Stolz, raced aboard their Honda RS 125 machines for the first time.

Toni Wirsing, the youngest rider in the series, took victory from Meik Minnerop and Franz Aschenbrenner. The 13 year old took the lead after 11 laps as early leader Franz Aschenbrenner faded, running off the track and eventually dropping back to thirteenth. Two of the female entries, Jessica Baruth and Jennifer Kaulbach, finished in the top ten, with Baruth taking sixth place after fighting for the lead on the opening laps.

The next round of the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP takes place on the 17th and 18th May at Hockenheim.

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MotoGP, 2003

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