Il n’y a pas de place pour la moindre erreur sur la plupart des circuits où je roule. Pour gagner n’importe quelle vraie course sur route, vous n’avez pas juste besoin d’une bonne moto, vous devez être dans un bon état d’esprit et vous avez besoin d’une très bonne équipe qui vous prépare la moto, une moto sur laquelle vous pouvez compter.

Because I do a lot of other stuff, whether it’s working on trucks or taking part in 24-hour mountain bike races, people think I’m not as focussed on road racing as other riders, but I am totally focussed every time I get on my race bike. There are days when something might not be dead right, either with me or the bike. When it’s a day like that I hold up my hands and say, I was beaten by a better man. But I know there is a time and a place to push, and things go wrong if you push when things aren’t right. When everything is, I can challenge for wins. I’ve proved that.

That team includes the mechanics working on it and the people supplying the tyres. I trust my team 100 per cent, so then it’s down to us working together to get our bike set up on the day and me going out there and doing the business.