November 12 - scrutineering:
We had the scrutineering today. Tonight will be rider briefing, and tomorrow morning will be the first practice session, and after that, the first qualification. I still have temperature, and I will remain weak. I can race, but it depends on me, if I can make it phisically. I will not give up, for sure. I cannot hope for brilliant result, but I do my best.
November 13 - Free practice:
P27 - 2:40.449!
November 13 - First qualifying:
P26 - 2:38.036
November 14 - second qualifying:
P24 - 2:36.177
"I am 24th after the Q2. I am happy with that, for it is better than I expexted. I hope I can finish in the top 20 on the race. Nevertheless, it is great that I am faster now than I was last year. If I can ride like this with zero biking to prepare, I want to have another racing season, with optimal background. World endurance again, plus NorthWest 200 + TT + Macau."
"Qualifying 2: I improved 2 seconds. On my best two laps, two riders fell right in front of me: first Sweeney, than Stamm. We modified only the gear, but we stayed with the normal sc1 mix. We did not use qualification tyre, unfortunately. But whatever, at least we are close to the race circumstances. I am happy with my 2:36.1 laptime. This is one second faster than my last year's qualification time. We have nothing else to do, but be even more faster and do the 12-lap race without failure tomorrow. This is why I am here, and I don't care how sick I am! I will do it!!!"