Red Bull Rookies Cup - 2011 Feed
Peter Clifford catches up with the stars of this year's Red Bull Rookies Cup at the MotoGP awards ceremony in Valencia, Spain and gets their thoughts on the season and plans for the future...
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Lucky Numbers Jul 16, 2011
With the news that the Red Bull Rookies Cup series will extend to at least 2013, and that the selection process for riders for the 2012 championship is now open, we take a look at the numbers that...
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Best of the Blogs Jul 13, 2011
With the Mugello GP in their rear-view and Hohenstein-Ernstthal in Germany coming up, it's time to check in with the riders' blogs...
Red Bull Rookies Cup 2011: Silverstone Summary Jun 17, 2011
Check out this video summary of last weekend's Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup stop at Silverstone.
Red Bull Rookies Cup: Best of the Blogs Jun 14, 2011
Now that the dust has settled on Round Three of the Red Bull Rookies Cup at Silverstone, UK, we check in with the riders' blogs...
- Assen, Netherlands
- JUN 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- JUN 25, 2011 at 11:59 PM
- Once a closed road circuit, this truly historic venue evolved into a permanent track. A number of changes has also seen it reduce in size, while retaining some of its early character so that it remains flat, twisty and always exciting. It was here last year that MotoGP fans were treated to some of the most entertaining racing of the year by the Rookies. When you take into account the nature of the competitors, this event has 'recipe for disaster' written all over it. Thirty or so hyperactive teenagers, at breakneck speeds, with no fear of death but a thirst for glory all going head-to-head on identical machines. Fortunately these are not your average teenagers, and the racing skills they posses already are superb. One of Assen's finest moments of the year saw the Red Bull Rookies head into the final GT chicane eight abreast, none of them with even the slightest intention of giving ground. Sadly that moment will have been missed by many due to poor television coverage, an issue that has been rectified this year.