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It’s been ages since I last checked in! Heaps has gone on so here we go.
Before the German MX GP I went to Moto GP with Lisa, Scott and Jamie. I love Moto GP and I met up with Valentino and his crew - they were all great guys. The bikes are so trick and every year I go you can visually see that they are going faster and faster. A friend of mine Falipo, works as a mechanic for Andrea Dovizioso so we had dinner with them and then left to the race in Tuetschenthal. Andrea is a cool guy and is having a great season. I want to thank Yamaha for the passes and Andrea, Falipo and his team for their hospitality.
Germany went great with a win. It’s the first time this season I have had good starts and put it all together. I was pumped with the result and happy to be close to the red plate. Since then things haven’t gone as well as expected. We seem to struggle on the soft starts like Sweden and South Africa. Yamaha and I are working on trying to fix this but its hurt me a lot as I have been either crashing on the start or on the first lap trying to come through. After the first race in Sweden I had either crashed on the start or first lap for three races in a row! I was over it and took the next start really easy and made my way up to 4th. My speed and fitness has been ok but it’s hard to make a good result coming from last. Yo be honest some of the mistakes were my own fault just trying too hard however some were just bad luck.
I had fun in South Africa. It was a good trip and we played golf and went to the gym leading up to the race. I didn’t do a safari as I’ve done 2 before. Now I’m home in Europe and getting ready for Lommel, one of the sandiest and toughest tracks in the world. It’s going good so far and the weather has been great so its all looking good.
Normally I am meant to race in Nismes this weekend at the Belgium championship but some things have come up and I cant go. My sincerest apologies to all my fans and sponsors that want to see me there but I hope to see you all at Lommel.