After much soul-searching and analysis Ruben - an 11-time race winner - returned at Portimao, and immediately got back to grips with his fast four-cylinder machine. Said Ruben, "We had good starts in both races, and I was in touch with the top guys. However, after a few laps I began to struggle with the bike and my laps were not as good as in the beginning. This weekend has definitely helped me regain some of my rhythm. My confidence has been building all weekend, and I have had great support from everyone at BMW Motorrad Motorsport. Tomorrow we have some work to do in a test, but I am relatively happy with our progress this weekend."
Said Bertie Hauser, the BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director, "I am happy that Ruben is back. This weekend helped him a lot to recover his self-confidence. Although we hoped for better results after the great race starts for Troy and Ruben, overall we can view the weekend as positive. We have had far worse days in Portimão."