Free practice didn’t start so well for me on Friday, as I was black flagged after 15 minutes because I didn't have a transponder on my bike. Despite the short session, my time wasn't so bad, but the set-up wasn’t really working as expected."
Qp1: The bike felt a lot better in the first qualifying practice and I was able to improve my time by one second, which meant things were looking good for the second, and final, qualifying session."
Qp2: In final qualifying I managed to shave another 0.5s off my lap time, but on a new tyre the bike was sliding a lot in the corners, and not in a predictable way. We were a bit confused, until we checked the tyre and discovered it was manufactured in 2008! Not an ideal situation, but at least we knew what had caused the sliding problem."
Race one was held in brutal conditions, with the track temperature hovering around 60°C. At the start of the race there were a lot of crashes, which I managed to avoid, but were enough to cause me to lose contact with the group in front of me. My lap times were okay, but I know I could have gone faster. In the end I was 5th in the 125GP class, but on a standard KTM against some ex-GP machines, but we were there to use the race s training, so all was good."
Race two went well; the feeling with the bike was very good and I was going faster and faster. I had a good battle with a group of Moto3 riders and ended up 6th in the 125GP class. Overall I was happy with my race and satisfied with my lap times. Now I can't wait for Brno !"