Blog | Manuel on form, fast but a bit unlucky in Assen | 2014

Manuel Pagliani

Ciao to everyone,

Assen has confirmed that I’m in good shape and I have a good feeling with my motorbike also in wet conditions.

In race 1 I had a good start in third position and after two laps I gained the second position but Mihara was about one second ahead.

It took me some laps to recover the gap and finally I caught and overtook him.

BUT at two laps to the end unfortunately at turn 9 the motorbike lost grip and I crashed.

In Race 2, not a good start and I was close to the back positions. It was not easy to get away from ther back of the field until half race distance.

Then I start to recover the gap to the group in front but they were at 4 seconds clear.

In the second part of the race I was very very fast (made the fastest lap of the race) and I was able to recover the gap but only on last lap.

Though in Assen I’ve not made many points for the championship I look forward to be at the Sachsenring and to do better.

Meet you there!!


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