"Looking back on Oakland, I had a bit of a bummer of a night, but still some positives to take, you know our setup now is really good," said Metcalfe. "The Yoshimura Suzuki is working great out there; I've got a good bike underneath me and practice times went really good, and that was a good indicator that hopefully we're going to have a good night. I actually got a really great start and the Suzuki launched out of the gate and I was up there early on and I got passed in the first couple of laps and went back and tried to make a pass and move up a spot, went out wide, washed the front end out and went down on lap three and that put me back you know, right at the back of the field, everyone went by. After that, the race was pretty tough, then we had a little issue with the front end, which I was feeling a little uncomfortable with, so I chose not to push it too hard and risk going down again. We finished 14th, which was a real big disappointment but you know we have to look forward to Anaheim 2 and rebound and come out strong."