Silverstone rounds 10&11
FP1 - I used this session to learn the tricky Silverstone circuit, find the right lines and gears and get a feeling for the bike too, so that I could give as much feedback as possible to try and get a good set up.
FP2 - We had made some set up changes but unfortunately as our session got underway the rain came, we all pitted and put the wet weather tyres in and rode the rest of the session on the wets, so I did not get a chance to try out the new setting.
QP - Qualifying got under way, it was dry again and I was really struggling with the bike set up and could not go as fast as I would have liked to, after the session I found out that there had been a misunderstanding and the wet settings had been left in my bike. For the race we made a lot of changes and I had a lot of work to do starting from the last row.
Race1 - Starting from the last row left me a lot of work to do and going straight into the race on a bike with a completely new setup I was not sure what to expect. I didn’t get off to the best start but lap after lap getting a better feeling with the set up I started to make up positions and then the rain started to come and the race got red flagged.
This meant that I had another chance to get a better start and try to make up more places. I got off to a better start because I now had a better feeling on the bike. But because I had to come from so far back I just missed out in getting into the front group but managed to finish in 10th place.
Race 2 - Still having to start from the last row I was hoping to try and better my position that I picked up in race 1, but unfortunately I could not get to the front group and just missed out by 1 position finishing in 11th. I picked up points in each race which was great. I had a good battle and I can’t wait for Misano, it is one of my favourite tracks and I’m hoping to have a good weekend.
I would like to thank all the Red Bull technical staff for all the help and support.
I have been staying in Spain between the races and training hard, I leave for Italy on Wednesday, see you then.