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Wirsing stands out in the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP

Wirsing stands out in the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP

Wirsing stands out in the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP

Toni Wirsing, at only 12 years of age, is starting to be proclaimed as a special young talent after tasting victory in the second race of the Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP that took place last weekend at the Hockenheim circuit. This is the second consecutive victory by the youngest entrant in the Rookies programme giving good cause for excitement and optimism by the organisers. Wirsing, who started from sixth on the grid, demonstrated a mature and smooth riding style and on the second lap dropped the other riders to stretch out an advantage of two seconds. `I had a scare with one major skid but the rest of the time I felt pretty comfortable,´ commented the junior hotshot.

Meik Minnerop finished in second position, and in third place this time was Christopher Lischke, a 17 year old, who with a height of 1'72m towered over his fellow competitors on the winners podium.
The technician responsible for the bikes used in the Cup, Sepp Schlögl, was every pleased with the outcome of the race: `The younger riders again returned to lead the race but this is because they have come through the ADAC Mini Bike Cup ´school´, and this makes it easier for them.´

One of the riders who was victorius in the 2002 Red Bull Rookies Cup to MotoGP, 15 year old Georg Fröhlich, has taken the runner-up spot in the second race of the International German Championship (IDM). This series is a new ´springboard´ designed to push young talent like Fröhlich to become a motorcycle racing professional.

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125cc, 2003

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