Yesterday was very fine, after five hours of sleep and 24 hours of travel. Unpacking the bikes, building up the box...
Everyhing was great, and I was waiting for the rider's dinner. The old atmosphere of road racers, and that everything was for us, really touched my heart. I had bad luck before dinner. I was the fourth in the hotel, who did not notice a staircase. The Pirelli boss was joking with me, when I fell and my leg got a big load. It broke again... I kindly ask everyone, to support me, but don't panic about me. I consulted with my doctor, and now the situation is the following: I come here to race, so I have to withstand the pain. My leg is broke, but the medical alloy holds it in the place. I don't want to speak more about it. I could go down to the breakfast.
After that, I rested my leg all day, and I waited for the big ceremony. At seven o'clock, a local TV broadcasted as the WTCC drivers and us, bikers had a parade in the city in two different places. We had to rode up to a big stage with fireworks, and we were presented to the fans.
After this, two bikes from each team were fenced off. The racers had to sit on the bike in leathers, and the fans could hug us and make pictures with us. It was fantastic feeling. It is unbelievable, that I returned to this world again. My leg hurted much, but I am calm as I tried to shift, and I could :)
So many people support me, so I feel it compulsory to do my best till the end here.
I can endure everything if I can ride with a bike like this on a race like this :))
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Greetings to everyone,