MotoMatters.com, in association with Motor Sport Magazine, is proud to feature the rider insights of 1983 and 1985 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. After every MotoGP race, Fast Freddie will share what he saw and learned from the race.
The MotoGP season got underway on Sunday, and so Freddie Spencer takes time to sit down and analyze what went on under the floodlights at Qatar. Fast Freddie has a few comments on the problems caused by the new schedule at Qatar, before going on to discuss a fascinating qualifying session, which suggested that Marc Marquez would be the man to beat.
Spencer next turns his attention to the race, and the fascinating duel set up between Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez, and why Dovizioso came off best from the clash. He has a few words for Johann Zarco, and then considers how the Movistar Yamahas made such a big improvement after a difficult period of testing. Spencer's insights once again add depth to what was already a remarkable weekend.
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