RACE in Joure, 8/9-June 2013
tough race day in Joure: Finishing only 15th overall after another 1st
lap incident in race one. Still 6th in championship!
does the bad luck streak end? This time a tight qualifying, ending in
9th position on the grid. The start went reasonably well, then a guy
fell right in front of me in lap one at the entry of the offroad. I
could steer around him, actually gaining position, then someone rode
over my right foot, neding the ankle and knee terribly. I made a weird
sound in the knee and hurt a lot! I was convinced something broke
there, so I slowed down and let everyone by. It hurt quite a lot but
did not feel like something tore, so I started picking up speed again
and and applying pressure on the right foot. It hurt but seemed
to work, so I decided to continue the race - dead last of course, like
30 seconds behind the field... I managed to still finish 18th.
second race was one day later on Sunday and after checking my condition
in the morning, I decided to give it a try and race. It was still
painful but worked reasonably well. I managed to finish 14th coming
from 18th starting position and I am quite ok with the result
considering the pain and circumstances. But overall of course not what
I was looking for before the weekend... let's also leave this race
behind now and look forward to the next one.