Team Hancock Newsletter "The Grin" #5posted Aug 3, 2012
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We are back into the GP action and the summer has even finally come it seems. What a combo. After the 1 month break from the GP Series during the SWC (World Cup), we kicked off again last week in Gorican, Croatia. When we landed in Croatia, the temperatures hiked to a warm 34c from the 20c that we had been having so that took some adjusting. Nice though!:)) I was feeling fresh and turned some good fast times in practice so that stage was set as far as I was concerned. I started the night with 2 great heats and then battled with the tough gate positions as everyone did. Fortunately on the night I had the favorable red gate twice. I finished the heats with 9 points and 3rd choice of gates in the semi final. There was either gate blue or white left so I chose the blue. I made a good start over Jonsson and led down the back straight with hard pressure from Jonsson on the inside. I then missed the inside groove slightly and was overtaken by Jonsson on the inside and Gollob on the outside. Damn that hurt :() but I battled hard to get back to a final position without success. I ended the night with 10 points and continue to lead the overall standings with 6 points. 5 rounds to go!!
In Sweden, Piraterna took a great away win in Norrköping against Vargarna (The Wolves) last Tuesday (July 31) and jumped up a place in the league table to 2nd. This is a good position for us as we get closer to the play off series as 1st and 2nd in the table go directly to the semi finals. I scored 13+1 points.
For Poland, it was a canceled race in Leszno last Sunday (July 29) after some heavy rains throughout the night. It was a long way to travel from Gorican to Leszno only to be rained out but track conditions were totally unrideable. The race is schedules for August 7!
Last night I rode for my Czech team Mseno at home where we lost another vital match and causing us a place in the semi final now. It has been a hard season for the club with injuries etc but I’m sure we they will come back stronger in 2013!
Thank you again for all your continued support and see ya on top! :()
Lets Go Racing!!