‘Kuba' started race 2 eager to do well but did not make a good start, losing several positions. The front runners were building a consistent gap , while the group in contention for sixth to twelfth places stayed compact. The Czech was once again unable to finish the race due a technical problem, three laps before the chequered flag.
"We didn't get any luck," said Smrz. "I thought I could do well, everything was going my way until race 1, but once again we couldn't achieve our goal . Next up is Misano which is another track I feel comfortable at, I hope to redeem myself in front of the Italian crowd".