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Salom on Sachsenring Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup pole

Salom on Sachsenring Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup pole

On pole in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in Germany is Luis Salom, the 16 year-old Spaniard who has led the competition since dominating the double header that started the season at Jerez in March.

Just three races to go in the ten race season and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup round at the Sachsenring could be anyone´s, as a brief rain shower in the second qualifying session left the grid line up with more questions than answers. All the times came from the first session.

On pole is Rookies Cup leader Luis Salom, who said, `I´m happy with practice, my bike is just about perfect and I think I am riding not so bad. Even though we couldn´t go quicker in the second session because of the rain we have lapped faster than pole time and the lap record from last year so that´s good.´

Sitting alongside him for the race start is 17 year-old Briton Mathew Hoyle who said he had answered all his questions. `We´ve got the bike set up now, that was the problem early in the year, the suspension was so far off. Now it´s right and I´m enjoying riding it.´

Grabbing third on the grid just in the last lap of the early afternoon session was 14 year-old Jakub Kornfeil. A first year Rookie from the Czech Republic he was making use of the fact that he had at least seen the track before. `I came here for the Selection Event and I like the track. It has a good series of fast corners as well as the slow ones and is a lot of fun.´

German hero Daniel Kartheininger completes the front row but the 15 year-old from Memmingen felt it could have been better. `The front suspension was all wrong for the first session and then it rained for the second so I couldn´t go faster. The front is working better now and I changed my line through the last really fast left hander where there are all the bumps so I think I can go quicker in the race. I´ve just got to get a good start.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND

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