Leading in to the final round i was pretty happy with how my season had gone. After being ill the year before i had to start from scratch. I had no fitness at all, no up to date experience of racing at full fitness and most importantly no confidence. Going into round 1 was pretty strange, it was almost like being at my first world cup again, i felt like i had let my sponsors down the year before and had to prove to them i could still do it. As you all know the race didn't go very well for me and a puncture about 40seconds in didn't let me get the result i wanted. After that i rode a steady race in Fort William and finished 27th, following that i had 2 17th finishes in Leogang and Champery, and a 24th in Val Di Sole. At this point i was in 27th in the overall and i knew deep down I can still go faster.