Tough weekend at Silverstone
August 7th, 2010
The weekend started out not too bad. I knew that Silverstone was going to be a hard track as it has a lot of long straights so you need a really strong engine. Qualifying was ok and it was good to get into Superpole but we are still struggling with chatter when we have grip with the qualifying tyre, so I ended up 19th on the grid which was the best we could do. In race one, I was taken out by another rider on lap one, then in race two we were starting a little bit on the back foot after not finishing the first race so didn't have the set up information the other guys had. Eight laps into the race I was pushing hard to try and hang on to the group of four infront of me, when I lost the front on the brakes and ended up in the gravel pit. I tried to hold it on my knee but it just went away. So now I have four weeks holiday, I am going to concentrate on my fitness and be ready for the first race back in Nurgburgring before we travel to Imola and Magny Cours for the final two rounds.
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Points In Both Races
July 13th, 2010
It was great to get some points, we didn't suffer with the chatter problem we have had all year, so we had a much better race pace. We lost a lot of time in qualifying and practice because one bike has had a problem for the last four races, so I have been on my spare bike. I got to race on my number 1 bike, which is a better spec at the moment. But if we are going to battle anywhere near the top 10, we are going to have to make some big changes.   Read more...
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Misano and Imola Test update
July 5th, 2010
It was another disappointing weekend in Misano with high temperatures on and off track. After retiring from the first race due to a black flag because I jumped the start trying to find the bite point on the clutch, in the second race we suffered with massive chatter problems which is something we have stuggled with all season and salvaged a result just outside the points.
After the test in Imola, which was the first test I have had all season, we can look at getting some better results. I just hope the team can come up with a solution to fix the chatter problem and then at least we could start to move forward. I am looking forward to Brno, I have had some good results there in Supersport and hopefully the improvement we made to the bike at the Imola test will help us to finish in the points.
Its been a tough season so far but we're hoping for a better end to the season.
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