MotoMatters.com, in association with Motor Sport Magazine, is proud to feature the rider insights of 1983 and 1985 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. Every week after each MotoGP race, Fast Freddie will share what he saw and learned from the race.
This week, Freddie Spencer takes a look back at Assen, and the astounding MotoGP race at the Dutch track. Fast Freddie considers the final balance that needs to be struck between judgment and emotion in every sport, but especially in MotoGP. He uses that balance to examine the way Cal Crutchlow approached the final part of the MotoGP race, the rather optimistic pass Johann Zarco tried on Valentino Rossi in the early stages of the race, and he compares Zarco's rookie season to Marc Marquez' 2013 campaign.
Naturally, Spencer spends some time talking about Rossi's remarkable win, how he managed it, and how he balanced his judgment and emotion to pull off victory.
For more insights from Freddie Spencer, his autobiography Feel: My Story is currently on sale.