David Salvador

Blog | David Salvador right at the front but unlucky twice at the Red Bull Ring

Hey! What's up guys?

I'm back from the Austrian GP and I'm going to tell you how my Austrian days went.


FP1/FP2: P3
I used the FP1 to learn the Red Bull Ring Circuit, as it was brand new for me. In the FP2 I could make a big step ahead with many improvements with the setting and acquiring knowledge of the circuit lap by lap with the key of being riding alone to reach a good pace for the race.


QP: P5
I got a good position for the race. It was a tight qualifying but I could develop my strategy for the QP that allowed me to be in the second row of the grid.


Race 1: DNF
I could improve the setting of the bike and I felt very comfortable during the whole race.


I was saving my tyres for the end of the race because there were many overtakes in a kind of crazy race.


With two laps to go, when I was in the P3, the chain of my bike came off. That's why I couldn't finish the race. Bad luck.


Race 2: P16
I'm very happy for this day in spite of the result wasn't the wanted.


From the first lap I gave everything I had and I led the race during some laps, staying inside the P4 during the whole race.


I had awesome feelings with the bike. The pity was that in the last lap I suffered two impacts that made me go to the final P16.


After these two races I have learned a lot knowing a new circuit as the Red Bull Ring. I could perform two good races without reaching good results but this prepared me for the upcoming races where I will be highly motivated.


Now it's time to refuel my body and my mind for Misano.

See you in a few weeks!