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Chaz Davies

Hello there, are we all good? I was after the first race in Germany ­ even if the track surface at the Lausitzring was bloody terrible. You can go round OK, but even on corner entry you have to relax. If you're stiff the whole bike kicks underneath you, but on the braking you go loose as the bumps kick the bike, then the bike kicks you. It felt in many ways like being back on an AMA track, with those bumps and it being oval. Even on the back straight there are different bumps everywhere, and in the wet it was really tricky. The track isn't very porous (it's built on an old mine so is sealed ­ Ed), the water pools and doesn't go away, which means you would go from being fine, to aquaplaning, to fine, and back again within a few yards. It's long overdue a re-surface, even if I enjoyed the actual layout quite a bit.

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