The championship contender is remaining confident, however, saying that the strength of his Mar-Train Yamaha will help him make his way through the field in this afternoon's sprint race.
"It was drizzling early on in the session and I went quickest, then it started to drizzle a little bit more. I knew I had to keep the heat in the tyres and get maybe one more lap in before the rain comes. I lost the front at the second corner, the first left hander and crashed. It's disappointing, I should know better", said the wee Scotsman, speaking to bikesportnews.com
"The conditions in the end got better and I dropped way back to fourteenth on the grid. It's going to be a mid-pack start, which is going to be hard. It's always hard to pass here anyway so we'll see how it goes. The bike is quick so if I can pass a few on the straight it always makes it easier. Hopefully it will be a dry race, I'll pass as many as I can and see where I end up."
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