Last weekend was the third round of the Spanish Championship in Barcelona. I knew that track because we tested there two month ago. On Friday we had two free practice sessions. We used it for the bike set-up. We were prepared for the Saturday qualifying sessions. The first practice went well. I was on the 6th position for a while. But in the end of the practice I dropped back to 12th place. I was not happy with this result but It went better in the Race.
I had a good start and a good first lap and after another rider crashed out I was into the 4th position. But after that I got some problems with the rear tire. So I dropped back to 8th. I was always one second behind the leader. It was not possible to close the gab in the race. So I finished 8th. For sure it can be better but we were close to the leader.
For the next race I want to change some little things on the suspension. I am sure that we can fight for a better place in future.
Now I am looking forward to the next round of the Red Bull Moto GP Rookies Cup in Assen.
I hope that I can do it in the same style like in Silverstone.
Philipp # 5