I AM super excited about going to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix next week.

First and foremost, it’s great being able to turn up and race at my home track after missing out last year with the knee injury.

The track layout should suit the KTM, because we have plenty of speed and Silverstone is quick.

It will be interesting to see what tyres Michelin bring and how the bike behaves, because for sure it will be bumpy.

The Spanish and Italian riders have more than one race in their home country, but for me and the other Brits this is our one and only appearance.

Just turning up and having that home vibe will be fun.

Unfortunately, we do come into the race more than a little baffled after the Austrian Grand Prix.

We were very surprised by the lack of pace and lack of grip towards the end of the race My speed in the morning warm-up was the quickest of the three KTM guys and I sat on the grid thinking I was in for a cracking race.

I don’t know why, but it just did not feel like the same bike when the actual race started.

I’m lost and we don’t know why because everything was exactly the same.

Perhaps it was the warmer conditions, because I could see other guys around me struggling.

I was ahead of Cal Crutchlow for the best part of half the race, but then I had a big moment down at turn nine which was the warning sign.

The black marks remained on the track for the rest of a race as a reminder.

You just have to cancel out who is passing and going away and do the best you can.

If you let emotions creep in, it just gets worse and you can so easily end up crashing.

Having another great result by a KTM rider for the second grand prix in succession was a big boost for the team.

Pol Espargaro and Mika Kallio have been in the top ten at the last two grands prix, which shows the bike is good.

We will be checking their data to try to find out why the big difference for me between the warm-up and the race.

I don’t think the track conditions changed that much, but I just never went forward in the race with the rear tyre constantly spinning.

Maybe our setting was more sensitive than Mika’s and it will be interesting to see if he changed anything between the warm-up and the race.

We need to pinpoint the missing factor.

The fact is I was not fast enough and did not have the same pace as I’d shown in the warm-up and in free practice four on Saturday.

We are going to Misano for a test before Silverstone to help with tyres and set-up ready for that first practice on Friday morning.

For KTM, in their first season, to get three top-ten finishes in a row would be awesome.

Hopefully it’s my turn, and at my home grand prix.

I cannot wait to see the huge army of home support – and am aiming to give them something to cheer.