Matthias Dolderer has been the man to watch this season, he's sitting 10 points clear at the top of the world standings and has a first and second place finish to his name already. At the last race in Japan he finished in eighth position and collected only three points. Now in Budapest he'll be looking to put that behind him and get back on track.
So how does the German pilot feel about having a race close to home? "It´s awesome to be back in Europe, " said Dolderer. "No jetlag, relatively short distances and it's a chance for our media and fans to come to the races."
Now back in Europe and close to home, Dolderer is keen to get back on the podium. "I'm very much looking forward to the three European races now – I'm eager to win more races," he said.
Since Chiba he has hardly rested and is keen to keep the momentum from the early part of the season. "We picked the raceplane up two weeks ago in Budapest and we've done some testing and upgrades on the electronics. It's good to fly the raceplane more often, it helps me stay in shape," he added.
Dolderer has a clear goal this season, it's to become World Champion and he's not going to let one bad result put him off track. "We´ll show up strong and fast. I don't care about points and standing. I want to win, that´s why we race," he explained.
He also believes that there is a good omen from him finishing eighth in Chiba. "Chiba was a good lesson for us, which helps us to get better. But if you look at least year's season, Paul Bonhomme finished eighth in the third race of the season and he went on to become the World Champion..." concluded Dolderer.