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 the latest episode of his video blog, Freddie Spencer shares his thoughts on Jorge Lorenzo's second consecutive victory on the Ducati, this time at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmeló, near Barcelona. First, Fast Freddie gives his thoughts on the track, and what it takes to ride there, and more importantly, what it takes to succeed.
Spencer talks about mindset and attitude, and the importance of being able to dig deep and push through, and having the self-belief to make it work. He describes how he taught himself the focus needed to win races by riding constantly for hours a day in his backyard as a young man, and the lessons he believes riders like Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi have taken from their training.
Fast Freddie then turns his attention to qualifying, and how well the Ducatis handled it. He takes a look at how Jorge Lorenzo is able to do what he did at Barcelona, and then contrasts that with the problems which the riders at Yamaha are having. Not just Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi at the factory team, also Johann Zarco in Tech3.
As usual, Spencer's insights make for fascinating listening, and add a depth of knowledge to MotoGP. Watch the Youtube video below, or download the podcast via the link.
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