I am still recounting the last weekend in my head every spare moment I have. It was an absolute blast for sure!!
The "unfair passes"
of the MotoGP weekend had left me 13points behind then championship leader Moses. I needed to win both races of the last round, and he could not get better then a 2nd and a 3rd in the two races in order for me to have any chance to take the championship away from him.
The first race start was good, but I braked a bit early going into turn 1 and Moses + another guy got me on the inside. Then I lost another position as I was taking a wide entry into turn 2. However, by lap 2 I was in 3rd, and we were 3 guys (Moses, Massimo "Max" and myself) getting away from the rest. Moses was in front with about a 1second lead. Max and I were dicing for 2nd, and I finally got a bit away from him in the last part of the race. I chased after Moses and got him into turn 1 on the penultimate lap. I took the flag by only 0.2sec and Max was only 0.5sec further behind Moses.
The second race got away with a slightly better start then the first, but Moses got me into turn 1 again. He lead for the first 3rd of the race when I got him on the brakes from a mile behind into turn 1. However, two thirds through the race I got 1st instead 2nd gear entering turn 1, and I was backing the bike into the turn like a cross bike. Max who had passed Moses got in front of me, and I ended up using the rest of the race chasing him. However, we were getting away from the others.
On the last lap I made a massive effort to get on his tail into the last section (very fast long sweepers going into a tight narrow right hander onto the straight). He drifted a bit wide entering the last turn and I slipped underneath him to take the win (below pic):
I did the best lap of the whole weekend on that last lap. Moses was a bit further behind in 3rd, so that meant I had managed to gain exactly the 14 points I needed for the round and took the Championship by a single point!