Unfortunately my shoulder conditions before Australia were true…
Races went as you know, but the problem to my shoulder once I was on the bike was worst than I thought…
In addiction to that I also fell on it and things went from bad to worse, or maybe the situation just got worse to the point of making me stop. The 10th March – Indian GP- was very close and we can say that all these things that happened were the alarm bell that we couldn’t ignore. At this point it was clear I needed a surgery, and if you’re asking yourselves why I didn’t have it before, my answer is that the real problem was hidden by other symptoms and problems.
In November all my tendons were swollen, but we weren’t sure about the presence of a shoulder micro-instability. It took a long time to cure it, after that we worked out to find more stability, and actually the situation seemed to be getting better.
At the gym I worked out quite normally, sometimes I had some strange painful stitch, but we [...]
I’m very happy about this testing period, particularly because I’m still not 100% satisfied with the way I’m riding the bike. We especially need to work on braking coming into slow turns. Over these three days we have identified the things we can discard for the future and my relationship has grown with the team, which is now complete. We definitely have a faster race pace than my fast lap time would suggest, but I’m sure [...]
It has been two very interesting days even if they were complicated by the low temperatures. We worked on riding position and I was able to test an RSV4 with the same configuration Guintoli uses, gathering a lot of useful information. Now we’ll wait for a day when the weather is better so that we [...]
Magny Cours final result. Race 1: 5th / Race 2: 7th “In Race 1 I was struggling with the setting and I was not really fast, the result shows the potential I had. Before Race 2 we decided to make a step back and setting up the bike so I could be consistent. Without that [...]
Result Race 1: 4th / Result Race 2: 3rd. Race 1 “Today’s race was closely fought, unfortunately with a negative outcome for me. The two red-flags in some ways helped me because in the first two parts of the race I could not go as fast as I wanted. Then, before the third start, we [...]
Result Race 1: 2nd / Result Race 2: 4th. “In race one, I lost a lot of time in the first laps. With a new tyre our bike is always very nervous. On the first lap I had to shut the throttle on the straight as the bike was shaking too much. But then after [...]
Result Race 1: 2nd / Result Race 2: 3rd. “I’ve never seen a red flag at the end of both races in my life. It was a shame because in race one I was leading and race two I was third but I am sure that it would have been a great final lap because [...]