Statement: Round 05: Austria – Spielberg
„The second race of our triple tour was in Austria and I felt excited to race in Spielberg. Normally this is not my favourite track but I had some good sensations from last year with a 3rd place. Immediately we started the Friday with good feelings, we were working with the tyres to find the right choice for the race. In FP3 on Saturday I had a crash in turn 1 but I was glad that I didn´t hurt myself. In the qualifying I had a good feeling but I couldn’t manage to ride a fast time, at the end P7.
I started with a not so good start into the race and I lost many positions, which I had to recover quickly because I knew the front guys were fast. Unfortunately the race was stopped due to a big crash after Turn 1. The restart of the race was pretty good for me, I started well and overtook already some riders. I wanted to make already some overtaking in the first lap, which was a big mistake. I crashed out in Turn 9 and this was the end of my grand prix.“