I’m currently en-route to Australia after a difficult weekend in Malaysia. We had issues with the set up of the bike from the first session and then for the race we had a tropical downpour, which wasn’t exactly ideal. I was considering not racing as I was afraid to fall and injure my ankle again – the result of which could be catastrophic, so I was cautious in the first few laps until I found my rhythm. When the rain started to come down I was feeling really good on the bike and I felt I had the speed to not only catch Jorge but possibly even Dani. Anyway, in the end they red flagged the race – a few laps early in my opinion, but I’m happy to be back on the podium.
I’m looking forward to catching up with some friends in Australia this week, then we will probably head to the Island on Wednesday to prepare for the weekend. I have a lot of family and friends coming for my last outing at the Island in MotoGP so I hope that we can find a good setting early on Friday and that my ankle is feeling a little better. There aren’t so many tight corners in this track, so that should ease the stress on my right leg, but we’ll have to wait and see.
See you next time,
10/22/12 10:45 AM