Mika Ahola, Honda HM Zanardo
"I don't really know what to expect but once again, I think that Nambotin will be my closest rival. If it rains in Portugal that will certainly suit the lighter two-stroke so I am hoping once again for a dry event as it was in Spain last weekend. These conditions will suit me as I will be able to utilise the superior power of the CRE F500R. Having taken victory on both days in Spain my confidence is really high. I feel good about stepping into a new class, with a new bike and with a new challenge and am looking forward to carrying on this weekend and throughout the course of the season."