Main Event Santa Pod, England


Really good track and we had high expectations for this weekend. Saturday’s qualifying rained out. Next day of qualifyings first round we broke a hose to the air shifter and rolled to a 11 seconds pass. The next qualifying round, I came away with a good 60 ‘of 1.09, but the bike went left and I crossed the center line. We were qualified as #6 a bit lucky on a really bad time.

First elimination on Monday, we are able to win with a new personal best ET of 6.46 s @ 324km / h and to 4.20 s @ 288km / h in 1/8 mile. We keept the same set-up to the semis but the track had cooled down and the rear wheel lost tracktion and I got beaten by three hundredths by the German Christian Jäger. A little pity that we could not go back 6.46 times but still new personal best and fastest bike all classes at this event!

 


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Kunmadaras, Hungary


Really tough track with really rough concrete and we had huge problems with last years race. Preparations began in February to find a set-up that could work on this course. I had no mechanic with me to Hungary, but was helped by my friend and colleague Fredrik Fredlund both of lifting up and push the bike back and be able to share tuning ideas with. After the first round, I realized that although we have removed over 30% of power and clutch pressure was not enough. After further adjustments, we managed to run 6.69 s @ 334km / h and was number one qualifier. Set a new European record in ET 7.27 s @ 306.87 km / h) and to be the fastest bike all classes. The sprocket hub broke in the semifinals and this put an end to our elimination.


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