I've always like roadracing, but you know how it is in a family when you're young. They thought it was a little too dangerous so I started with Trials riding.
I'm proud of my triumphs. I've dreamed of being world champion, I've had some difficult times and they've made me value the good times.
We've done all the work that HRC wanted on the twin and the project has been completed. We were consistently up there with the top guys and that is what HRC wanted to prove.
What the other teams do is something that I can never control, so I just keep focussed on my direction.
I've decided to retire from top class racing. It has been an incredible experience and has provided with me some unforgettable moments.
I've enjoyed winning races in both 500cc and MotoGP and enjoyed leading the world championship and contesting it right up until the end.
The rider and the team need to understand one another and work in the same direction. Then the rider's happy, and only then will the rider be able to give 100%.
It's quite easy to start Trials riding. You just need a bike and you're set.
So while I was studying, I rode my Trials bike, then I moved to roadracing.
With roadracing, it takes a lot more time and money.
In Malaysia where the front end pushes so much, extra engine braking is really going to help you.
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