The Red Bull Rookies Cup finished up its testing session in Estoril today, and it was Australian Arthur Sissis who claimed the top spot on the time sheets. Sissis set his fastest time on Saturday, which remained the benchmark throughout a wet testing session in Spain.
Sissis wasn’t able to improve upon the time he set on Saturday, but he was still the fastest in the wet on the final day of testing.
“I’ve learned a lot these three days, especially about riding in the wet,” Sissis said. “I’ve only ridden a few wet races and now I think I know a lot more but I am still finding out more every time I go out. It is hard to know just how fast I can go into the corners in the wet, plus it is changing all the time so it’s not easy.”
Sissis, 15, was followed by South African Brad Binder and 13-year-old Aaron Espana.
“It was a good test, I haven’t had much experience in the rain and I had never been to Estoril before so I learned a lot,” Espana said. “I love the bike, it is fast and easy to ride and I had a lot of fun on the track. Only the chicane I found very difficult. I knew that the level of the Rookies Cup is very high and I didn’t expect to be running near the front so after being eighth fastest in the dry I am happy with the way things went. I am really looking forward to Jerez and even though I have never ridden there I will be trying for a top 10 result.”
The Red Bull Rookies Cup will begin on April 2nd and 3rd in Jerez.
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com