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 starts his video blog with his memories of Ángel Nieto, who died last Thursday. Fast Freddie arrived on the race scene just as Nieto was coming to the end of his career, and though they never raced in the same class, he got to know the Spaniard a little both at the time, and later, when they were both riding at classic events.
After that, Spencer takes a look at the events of Brno, analyzing just how Marc Marquez was able to take the remarkable win that he did. Having raced at the the track himself, Fast Freddie gives his secret to managing a fast time at Brno, and what the circuit demands of the rider.
Spencer also discusses the dilemma which Yamaha faces, with Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi both preferring different chassis, and how riders can lose their way a little, before finding it again. Finally, he marks a special milestone for Dani Pedrosa, who reached 150 podiums at Brno, and how that marks Pedrosa out as a special rider, despite not winning a championship.
The Motor Sport Magazine website also contains a full transcript of Freddie Spencer's video blog on Brno.
For more insights from Freddie Spencer, his autobiography Feel: My Story is currently on sale.
And for those who can't watch the video, here's an audio-only version of Freddie Spencer's rider insights