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 Freddie Spencer's racer insights, the triple world champion discusses what happened in Austria. He has plenty of subject matter to cover, from his experiences with Austrian racetracks to the problems at Yamaha. Spencer talks about the race, and how the lack of dry practice seemed to affect the various players, noting that Ducati and Honda seemed to suffer less than Yamaha.
He then goes on to talk about the way the race played out, the chess game about tire management and strategy. He discusses where Ducati is at, and how Jorge Lorenzo has found at least one way to beat Marc Marquez, though not one which will work everywhere. He talks about Marquez' evolving style and attitude, and his approach to crashing. He discusses the situation Yamaha find themselves in, and how Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi are approaching it differently.
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