I qualified on poll so I had the benefit of starting from the front row. The RC has good torque and a smooth clutch so launching it is fairly easy, though that little digital tachometer isn’t ideal for racing—I definitely prefer an analog readout. In all three races I ran I had to contend with hoards of Yamaha R3s, Ninja 250s and 300s, and lots of other RCs. The KTM pulls on the other bikes (including the RC390 Cup bikes, which are limited to 38 hp) so I had that going for me, but I was struggling to maintain corner speed due to some rear-end chatter. Even so I managed to take the win in all my races, though the last one, against my friend Jason Madama from Colorado on his R3, was really close!