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Crunch time in Czech Republic for Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

Crunch time in Czech Republic for Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup

2 of the last three races of the season take place at the Cardion ab Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at Brno this coming weekend.

Lorenzo Baldassarri heads north from his home on the Adriatic coast with a 6 point advantage over Arthur Sissis. 16 year old Sissis had been leading the title chase from the second event in Estoril on, only to suffer disaster in the last round in Germany where he scored zero points due to a technical failure and a crash in the two races at the Sachsenring.

Sissis knows Brno well as it is his 3rd year in the Cup, though the Australian did not have much luck at Brno last year with a technical problem in Race 1 and an 11th in Race 2. Meanwhile Baldassarri has another track to learn, though new tracks have not been a problem with for the Italian.

Of this year's Rookies who competed in Brno last season by far the most successful was 16 year old South African Brad Binder. He was 7th in Race 1 and 4th in Race 2. He sits 5th in the point standings and has every chance of winning some of the remaining races.

Alan Techer and Philipp Oettl are 3rd and 4th respectively and both have a mathematical chance of taking the title. 16 year old Techer, who made his comeback at Brno last year from the broken arm he sustained in the 1st weekend of the season, is 45 points behind Baldassarri and is on form this year, having won a race the last time out in Germany. Oettl is 65 points behind Baldassarri, so with 75 on offer from the last races has a slim chance of the title but he, like Techer, scored a win in Germany so is very much on form. He was only 16th and 12th last year in Brno but 12 months on is a different rider.

All is ready for another 2 great races with Race 1 starting at 16.30 CET on Saturday, August 13th and Race 2 on Sunday at 15.30. The races can be seen on TV around the world and by live webcast with the shows beginning 10 minutes before the races..


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