Blog | Ai Ogura takes to the podium in Assen

Dear All,

It was very difficult weekend. But I'm happy to podium.

FP1 & FP2
I was enjoying it because the feeling on the circuit was really good. But I couldn't push to the maximum and it was difficult to follow the top riders so I improved the my machine to be better than in free practice.

At the beginning of the qualifying l could follow the first rider so lap by lap my lap time position was going up. But at the finish of qualifying, l couldn't increase my pace more. In the last 3 or 4 laps, l thought about better setting for Race 1.

The first race was really hard. Because the condition were not so easy and l had a problem with my rear suspension. But many riders crashed in front of me in the race. So I could take 3rd place. I'm very happy for this podium and thanks to my friend !!!

This day was very difficult conditions, even more than Saturday. I had perfect feeling with my bike. But I crashed before last lap.

I will try to be a winner in Germany!!!!!