Steps in the right direction following Portugal 🇵🇹

Hi everyone,

Stoked to be reporting a bit of a turnaround since the last one of these from the opener in Qatar.

I really enjoy the Portugal GP circuit, atmosphere, fans…all of it, and it’s always a nice time to enter Europe and compete on a track where we didn’t pull any testing data from. It’s a little bit more of an unknown for everyone and the work begins after the first session.

As a team, we were fairly competitive across all sessions, being there or thereabouts from the first practice session onwards. We managed to post a time that took us directly into Q2, and the feeling on the bike matched the pace for me which was nice.

A couple of fifths followed from Q2 to the Sprint Race, which I was happy…ish with. I feel like I left a little more on the table in the Sprint, and took a little too long to adapt to the conditions with the wind. Once I was comfortable though I kept the gap, which I believe was our maximum pace for that race.

Starting from fifth in the Feature Race, I started up with the front guys and tried to keep in tow, and was pretty fast in most areas except the last sector which I was struggling to tip it into. I was trying to hang in there until the tire dropped, sinking the claws into the guys at the front if you like, and yeah just kind of did the best I could.

We were fortunate with a couple of mistakes by the others at the end, although you gotta have some luck of your own sometimes, right? But all in all, this was a massive step up from Qatar. The bike has plenty of potential, it’s just about unlocking it by digging into the data and having a crack out on track.

America is up next at COTA, which is a GP that I really enjoy as well, so we’ll be looking to come out firing as a team and put in a strong result that allows us to continue to build.




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