I dont like making excuses, but here we go!
Before this race I had 18 laps on the bike since I bought it, that is the 18 laps I got in Almeria before the engine broke.
It was my first time on that track, a former f1 track with crazy banked and long bends. Rule of thumb is "when you think that if I don't brake now I'm going to die - wait at least 10 yards and you will still be too slow into the turn".
First race I was in 10:th (I think) ending up behind a very defensive rider and tried to get past him. After 4 laps of trying I tried too hard and almost went off, and was passed by the rest of the pack, almost 100 yards behind them, lost motivation totally and was really tired from all those attacks. Lost 2 more places to the slower pack, but took them back on the last lap thinking "I'm not having this..."
Race 2, when the pictures are taken, I practically lost my brakes on lap 3 and went off. Was pissed off thinking "medal or hospital!" and got back on track and in 26:th position.
Since brakes now was useless I had to brake early and try to make up for it with throttle, since throttle will throw you wide I also had do compensate for that with a bit more lean angle.
Came in 17:the after 12 laps, and had gained 34 seconds on 16:th place. No points in that race either though.
The class I'm racing in is rookie 600, next one is superstock 600 that is the highest 600cc class here. The rookie class is the middle step, and known to be a rookie class without rookies, that is why they created 2 lower classes so there would be a safe place for the "real rookies" to begin racing. One of them is speedster cup where I was last year. Belonging in rookie 600 was my goal when I started racing last year, and obviously I completed that goal. Now I'm looking for points in all of the upcoming races, and if I finish the cup on the podium next year, I'll retire since that will force me into sst 600 that I cannot afford.
Here is a video from one of my friends from this track, called Anderstorp raceway: http://youtu.be/tIwGIXLIT6k