Last weekend we went to Estoril and there I had a lot of fun. I learnt a lot in general: about the track, as I only could do a few laps at the pre-season test; also about my bike, I adapted very well to the KTM and improved my results, working during the weekend on bike set-up.
During the qualifying we were many riders within three tenths of a second, I had some problems with the rear suspension. Also couldn't get a good slipstream and in this circuit it is very important, so could only qualify14th.
For Saturday’s race we improved the rear suspension but it wasn't enough and it was difficult for me to catch the group in front of me, I finished 12th.
We did some more changes for Sunday and the motorbike was much better, without problems. At the start I lost time due to the massive crash in the first corner, I managed to get into the second group, I passed them and then and I fought with Marcos, but when we were fighting for the 6th position he broke his engine and then I tried just to concentrate and finished 6th. Up to now that is my best place in the Rookies Cup.
Now I can't wait! I've got an incredible desire to get to Silverstone to ride my KTM again.
Also thanks to all the Red Bull team for this incredible weekend.
See you in Silverstone in a few weeks,