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.
With the flyaways at an end, Freddie Spencer takes a look back at the Malaysian round of MotoGP, and examines how we got to where we are. He kicks off his Rider Insights blog with some thoughts on rider attitude, and how Andrea Dovizioso's mental change has gotten him to where he is. He makes comparisons with his own career, from the time he spent as a young boy going into his local Honda dealership.
From there, Fast Freddie moves on to how qualifying played out, and the difference between a dry and a wet track. He then turns his attention to the race, and how Ducati dominated in the soaking wet, while Marc Marquez did what was needed and hung on to fourth.
Finally, Freddie Spencer looks ahead to Valencia, and the showdown that waits us there.
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