Oscar Gutierrez

Blog | Oscar right at the front at the Sachsenring for the first time | 2014

Ciao everybody!

This weekend has been very positive for me for every day I have ridden on my bike. I arrived really looking forward to make the best with the KTM and be with the front group fighting for podium positions.

In the first free session, I went out with the mindset to know the circuit and I checking the sprocket to see what was needed for FP2. I should be ready with all the work done and push more than in the first session, but the rain undid everything. FP2 was wet after the first lap and Qualifying was cancelled.

We went straight to the race and I had to fight with the group. In the first race, I wanted to see how the riders went and started to study them. So that was the whole race, in the end, I decided to take the maximum points possible getting a fifth.

In the second race, I had to fight hard, I started and I was fifth but saw that Manzi and Pagliani were escaping and decided to overtake Olly to go straight to chase the Italians. Lap by lap I was catching them.

At the end of the race we were doing a little bit agresive overtakes, at 3 laps to go, down the hill Brad touched Pagliani, Pagliani crashed out and his front wheel hit to me and the back hit Manzi.

But I'm very happy with how the weekend was in spite of the fall and now to Brno with more strength than ever.