Tim takes another podium in Trentino
In the first race, Gajser found himself in a heavy weight battle between Cairoli and Tonus after making an early mistake chasing for the lead. The mistake threw him off his rhythm, so he kept his head down and rode a sensible race, coming in third. In the second race he came back fighting, taking the holeshot and the lead. True to form, the Slovenians refined riding style enabled him to put down some fast laps early on giving him enough of a gap to hold the lead and take the win.
Meanwhile Bobryshev narrowly missed the podium after a stunning comeback ride in the second race. The Russian had been suffering from the leg injury he obtained in qualifying yesterday but after struggling in the first race, he was able to put the pain behind him in the second to finish third.
In MX2 Cervellin had good gate in the first race which pushed him into the top seven. The Italian moved quickly into sixth place and fought for hard for fifth. In his usual gutsy style he delivered his fastest lap in the 14th lap of the race when others were beginning to slow. This helped him keep 6th place even against some last minute pressure from Covington.The second race Cervellin got caught in traffic and went down twice in the race costing the Italian to fall back to 32nd. The Italian isn’t one to give up easily and so he fiercely battled his way back to 23rd in a class of riders who are all a similar speed and on a track that is difficult to pass on.
I had two different races today, in the first race I didn't have the best start and I also didn't feel good on the bike. I was riding a bit stiff and had arm pump, so I am glad that I finished third. Right at the beginning of the race I made a mistake when I went past Cairoli and then I couldn't find the rhythm again. In the second race I took the holeshot and made a little gap, riding like i know how. I was checking behind me all the time as Bobryshev was really fast and Cairoli. The crowd was amazing and I am quite happy with the result this weekend.
Considering what happened yesterday with my crash and injury the weekend was ok. My foot was really painful this morning so I had a trip to the medical centre to get some painkillers.
In the first race it was a bit tough for me as I couldn't find the speed, I had a good start for sure. I was just slow in the beginning and then I couldn't find a second to stay in the front. I wasn't happy with seventh place but we made some changes for the second race which made my confidence and riding much better. In the second race I had a good start out of the gate with Tim and I rode a consistent race. Antonio passed me on the last lap which made me narrowly miss the podium but I am overall happy with the performance. Team HRC have done a really good job this weekend and the team have all worked together which is really important for me. I look forward to Valkenswaard which is a bit closer to home for me.
Today for me was a day of two halves. The first Moto for me was good, I finished sixth which I was happy with. In the second Moto I went out and crashed two times in the first lap which set me back and it was so difficult to come back and pass on the track and the class is very full today. I tried to come back through but by the end of the race I still didn't finish in the points, which isn't good for the championship but I have to put it behind me and look ahead to Valkenswaard next weekend