Filip Salač

Blog | Filip Salač unlucky but fortunate at Mugello

Hello everybody,

I'm going to tell you something about my race in Mugello.

In the free practices I had problems with the setting of the bike but into qualifying it was very much better.

I made my best lap in the beginning and I had 4th position on the grid. I think that the 2nd row was better than the 1st, because the start and finish straight in Mugello is really long.

I had a really good start and I was leading the race after a few corners, but then C an Oncu overtook me. I was for half the race on second place. Then I wanted to try how the slipstream works from 6th place but it wasn't best.

In the last 3 laps I was coming back to the top but 2 laps before the chequered flag one rider overtook me and he tried to take the slipstream of rider in front of me. He touched me and I went to the grass a few centimetres before the pit lane wall. I lost 3 seconds so the leading group went away and I was on 13th place. But I caught the group and overtook 3 riders and I finished 10th.

I was really unhappy but also really lucky that I didn't crash. It was high speed because I had 6th gear already. I finished the weekend not with what I was looking for but I hope that I will have more luck in Assen!

Thanks a lot to all for your support!

See you, your Filip 12