This morning even if i was in loads of pain and had slept little i got dressed with my riding gear and went to the start with my motorbike ( i thank all the mechanics of the Husaberg Team that worked all night long to put it back in piece). I started the first stage managing to keep a good pace for the first 30km then the pain in my shoulder and in my head became too much and just started getting passed by other riders and had to cruise along the rest of the 250km until i got to the end where i collapsed and the medics stopped me from going into the second special stage. I’m so sad for how this race went that you can’t immagine, its been a series of unlucky events and hopefully i will come back next year ready to fight for a top result. I thank all the Team, the Australasian Safari organization, all you friends for the constant support and on Sunday i will be flying back to Italy and get as soon as possible some specific checks at my head, nose and shoulder. Here are only 2 photos, the first one this morning before the start and the other is today’s sunset. Tomorrow i won’t ride since i have not been given the permission my the medics so i will only go to Kalgoorlie for the closure of the event.
PS. The positive thing is that in the first 30km i managed to pull the bike over 150km/h and blow away any fear i had from the crash! Now i go to sleep because i’m exhausted and very sad for not racing tomorrow.