Zonta van den Goorbergh riding the Rookies Cup Selection event - 2018
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My riding history and goals for the next season
Written by Zonta van den Goorbergh
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Hello,
I am Zonta van den Goorbergh, I am 12 years old and I live in Breda, the Netherlands, with my parents and my sister. I am excited to be writing my first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup blog!
I guess an introduction is a good plan! The first time I rode a motorcycle I was 3 years old, that was a little electric trail bike. When I was 5, I moved on to motocross and later, I was 10, I started competition in motocross.
In 2017 I started racing a NSF100 and I moved from dirt to tarmac. That year I raced the Dutch competition NSF100, the first races I was not good but at the end of the season I won!
Zonta van den Goorbergh on the grid of the NSF100 Dutch Series
Zonta van den Goorbergh on the grid of the NSF100 Dutch Series
This season I spent a lot of time training on different and bigger, longer tracks to prepare and train for the Red Bull Rookies and the ETC and I moved from an NSF100 to a GRC150 and a Moto3.
Zonta van den Goorbergh racing the NSF100 Dutch Series - 2017
Zonta van den Goorbergh racing the NSF100 Dutch Series - 2017
When I don't race, I go to school and I focus on combining the two ánd working out!
Zonta van den Goorbergh - Break at the Rookies Cup Selection event - 2018
Zonta van den Goorbergh - Break at the Rookies Cup Selection event - 2018
This month has been amazing and so much happened! I raced my first two races in the ETC, in Jerez and Albacete (which was sort of a wet race - pictures above, bike 84) and in between we went to Gaudix for the Red Bull Rookies selection Event. I left Spain very happy as I will be a Red Bull MotoGP Rookie in 2019!
Zonta van den Goorbergh relaxing at the beach - 2018
Zonta van den Goorbergh relaxing at the beach - 2018
After the event I had a day before I travelled back home (and had to go to school...) and I did enjoy that day with my friend Colin Veldhuizen and his family on the beach. It was time to relax!!
Zonta van den Goorbergh enjoying the holidays - 2018
Zonta van den Goorbergh enjoying the holidays - 2018
This winter will be one full of focus on 2019. We already did a sports test in Papendal (our national athletes train there) and we are now working on the right training schedules etc.
Zonta van den Goorbergh - Sport test in Papendal - 2018
Zonta van den Goorbergh - Sport test in Papendal - 2018
But before I start looking forward to the new year, I have a practice session and a race in Spain in November. Will tell you all about that in my next blog!
Zonta
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