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.
In his latest video blog, Freddie Spencer takes a look back at the eventful Jerez round of MotoGP, and examines its repercussions on the championship. He starts off with a look back at his own first experiences of what is a fiery and passionate event, and his own first visit to the Jerez circuit. He then takes a quick digression to discuss the benefits and risks of rider training, with a view to Remy Gardner's injury picked up in an MX crash.
Fast Freddie then turns his attention to the big news of the weekend, with KTM announcing the signing of Johann Zarco, and examines how that might turn out. He then discusses where Yamaha, Ducati, and Honda stand, the problems they face and the solutions they have found.
That leads into a discussion of the three-way crash involving Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, and Jorge Lorenzo. Freddie Spencer gives his view of the incident, and how you could see it coming before it happened. It is as always a fascinating view of a thrilling race.
For more insights from Freddie Spencer, his autobiography Feel: My Story is currently on sale.