‰ÛÏIt was such a tough weekend of racing here in Finland, but it‰Ûªs gone really well for me," Holcombe said. "Day one was just brutal. I think everyone expected the Finnish riders to be a level above everyone else and they showed just how strong they are in these conditions. Hats off to them. In a few of the tests I let some of the Finns overtake me in the hope that I could learn their lines and follow them, but I had no chance ‰ÛÒ they were just too fast.
"But I‰Ûªm happy with the way I rode, all things considered," he continued. "Finishing as the highest placed non-Finnish rider on both days is great. It was about trying to minimise mistakes this weekend, ride within myself and generally try and be smart and make the best start to the championship as I could. I feel like I did that and got some good points, so I‰Ûªm pleased with the way everything‰Ûªs gone.‰Û