Sachsenring was the third round of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and was two weeks after Assen, where I dislocated my shoulder in race 1 so I spent the two weeks in between the races recovering & training my shoulder and was feeling a lot better for free practice 1 on Friday.
I spent the first few laps on the bike making sure my shoulder was okay from the crash and it felt good so I got a feeling for the bike and the track and finished the session in 7th position.
Free practice 2 I made some adjustments to the bike but did not get a good lap in so I finished 11th in the session. Straight after that was qualifying and I tried to push straight away and improved my lap time straight away and qualified .3 of a second from third place but in 9th position.
In Race 1 I made a good jump but from the first gear change the quick-shifter had broken so I had to change gears manually and lost time out of the corners so I finished in 8th place.
Race 2 was a lot better, I made an awesome start and was up to second into the first corner and was in third until someone got past me and the two leaders got away. So I was battling for third and got a 1 second lead with 8 laps to go but made a mistake around the second corner and they caught me up again.
So on the last lap I had a good battle and got into second on the penultimate corner but I went into the corner too deep and had to stand up so I finished in 5th in the race.
I am now back in Australia for 3 weeks so I can train hard and come back really strong for the last 4 rounds of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.