Blog | Peetu Paavilainen not thrilled by his Sachsenring weekend

Hi everyone,

I'm not happy about this weekend.

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At first I got grid penalty because my bike started leaking oil. I got the black and orange flag and I should have stopped immediately but I went to the pit lane.

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Qualifying went well. I was 5th and I was happy about that. For the first race I had the grid penalty and I started from 11th place but I still didn't let it to let me down. I got a pretty good start but lost the brake on the first corner and took few riders with me.

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I hurt my left knee and I was taken to the medical centre. My knee was OK and I was ready for second race.

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I got a decent start for the second race but again my first laps were awful and I couldn't stick with the front group.

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At the end of the race my knee started to hurt even more and I started to make more mistakes. I finished 12th and I'm happy that I finished.

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Still not very happy because I know that I can do much better.

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My speed was on a point but I need to find a way how to get the same speed to the race as I have in qualifying.

The next race for me will be European Talent Cup race in Aragon in two weeks and I can't wait for that.

Peetu