3rd on the grid for the 24hour of Le Mans 4th round of the World Endurance Championsip
September 20th, 2014
After a small rain shower on Friday morning the qualifying times for the Le Mans 24 hour were decided from Thursday afternoon's dry session, Kawaski on pole, Honda 2nd with Broc and the Monster Energy Yamaha Austria Racing Team (YART) in 3rd position, accompanied by team mates Michael Laverty and Sheridan Morais. Live coverage and timing of the race which starts at 1500 CET can be viewed here or on youtube here. (photo by Jonathan Godin)

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Avoiding action twice and 18th place finish in Misano MotoGP race
September 14th, 2014
We got a good start and in the first corner we were in the battle, one guy crashed next to me and the bike went so high in the air all I could see was the rider in the sky, luckily he didn’t hit me. We were behind the Honda’s and Michael and the next lap Petrucci crashed right in front of me, he lost the front into the right hander and as I was going through the next left his bike nearly cleaned me up. Luckily I saw it coming, gave it gas and just missed it but I dropped a couple of seconds. My pace in the first half of the race wasn’t too bad, I was running with a couple of the Honda’s and Michael up to half race. In the last half I had no grip and the same movement I’ve been struggling with the last couple of races. Its definitely improved, we’re going forward and its more positive, I had a good battle with Barbera in the later part of the race, it was nice to battle with somebody but we still need to make another step for Aragon click here to see the full video click for photo gallery

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Set up improvements in qualifying for tomorrow's Misano MotoGP
September 13th, 2014
We just finished qualifying and it wasn’t too bad considering the last couple of races and this is one of my favourite tracks. We started off yesterday with wet conditions, the track was really tricky, there was no grip. I missed the first session, there were nine crashes in the first ten minutes so I didn’t bother going out. In the afternoon it rained again, I went out and did some laps and the feeling wasn’t too bad, I didn’t do anything stupid as we knew it was going to be nice and sunny today and tomorrow. Today was a bit slow to start with, the bike felt like the last couple of races but we made some good changes and have a pretty good set up for tomorrow. We’ve got a few things to try as the bikes still got the problem with the front end moving and the chatter, we just want the bike to be a bit more stable on the brakes so it’s a bit better over race distance. Basically feeling better and more confident for the race, hopefully if there’s some points to be taken I’ll try to be there to take them. Click here to watch the full video   Read more...
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