Dave has had to get his right ankle strapped as it became very painful. His lap times have become longer than he had wanted and, although he had reduced the deficit between himself and Christian Mauduit during the night, it seems as though Christian is gradually increasing his lead by lapping at a much faster rate than Dave.
Christian has 82 laps to go to reach the finish line whilst Dave has 110. Dave is fine mentally and is soldiering on as best he can with an injury that is restricting his mobility quite considerably.
Great support messages from you all very welcome!