Team Alstare Engineering Corona Extra rider Max Neukirchner scored points in the first race at Lausitz today, but was forced to pull out of the second with a technical problem. Throughout the weekend, Max had been steadily coming to terms with the GSX-R1000 K6 Alstare bike and qualifying for Superpole had been a very positive step forward. Before today, Max had hoped for top ten finishes today, but it didn't go to plan - especially in the second race.

MAX - Race 1: 13th, Race 2: DNF

I was happy enough with the first race, though it was tough. I'm still getting used to the bike and learning more and more as we race. I had a little problem with the feel of the front suspension when the fuel level in the tank dropped. The suspension seemed to work OK when the tank was full at the start of the race, but when the tank was half full, the suspension didn't work as well.

There's not much to say about the second race, as I wasn't on the track long enough to give much information. All in all, I guess I am a bit frustrated today, because I felt that we'd get better results then we did.