Riding a new bike is like being in a relationship. You learn what you like, what you want, what works and what doesn’t! But regardless of emotions, the love is there. “Now we have more experience with the Honda, and we work so much better as a team than in the beginning of last season,” he recalls. “For the new season, we must make more steps forward in the winter test and try to arrive with more performance to the first race. Our goal is to win! We have a challenging path ahead, but we are ready for it.
“At this moment, it is time to relax a little bit, but also to prepare ourselves. Prepare ourselves in 3 major areas: physically, technically, and mentality. Physically, I do aerobic and strength exercises. Technically, I use different modalities of bike: motocross, Supermoto & flat track. In the mental area, (maybe the most difficult to train), I have a coach who takes many measurements of my mind with a computer and many sensors in my head. Everything to keep myself calm, relaxed and stay focused on my goals.”