Points finish in Malaysian MotoGP in Sepang despite injuries
October 27th, 2014
I struggled a lot more than I expected to because of my fitness but I'm still not getting on with this bike to be honest. My right shoulder meant that I couldn't go late on the brakes and there was times in the race that I didn't think that I could keep going, but I know that with so many people crashing out that there might be an opportunity for a point or two. I kept going but the pace that I had my shoulder just wasn't good. I had to ride my own race and saw so many riders going out. I still struggle so much with this bike with the chatter and having no feeling on the front and on the brakes. If I can't have that then I can't turn the bike but maybe some of that also came from my shoulder.  With these bikes if you can't plant the front wheel and put the weight over the front and go hard on the brakes you don't have a chance. Honestly I was just happy to finish and to score two points was a big bonus for me. Myself, Michael and di Meglio are now all on nine points so I guess at Valencia we'll have to get a bit serious! Unfortunately getting injured at Philip Island has hindered me now at the end of the year.  I had been hoping to have a good race at my home race but Valencia is also pretty close to home. I've learned a lot from my experience in GP this year and I know that you can't come here half-hearted because the competition is so stiff. I think that it's been good but I always wish ...   Read more...
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240kmh crash in Friday practice ends hopes of points finish at Philip Island MotoGP
October 21st, 2014
I crashed on Friday at turn one, it was a big highside at 240kmh and unfortunately damaged my shoulder. It was so bad I had to pull out  of the race on Sunday after 14 laps, hope for better at Sepang next week, big thanks to everyone for coming down and supporting me, had a great time just body still feeling like crap. (photo courtesy of Darin Fitzgerald)    Read more...
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Solid 20th place finish in Motegi MotoGP
October 12th, 2014
Another tough race here in Japan. Next stop Australia, let's hope for a good result there.   Read more...
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