On the Pegs - January 2023 On the Pegs - Volume 8 Issue 1 - January 2023 - Page 106

Q . It always feels good to attain a goal that has been in place for a long time . Speak to us for a moment about how you got the call , and how it felt to get the call , to be on the Repsol Honda Team ?
A . It ’ s something that happens so slowly that you [ don ’ t ] have enough time to assimilate it . It ’ s not like you win the lottery that happens from one day to the next one , and from nothing to everything . You start talking about this , months before happening , and slowly it gets real . The main day is when you sign the contract for sure , it ’ s when you can officially say “ I ’ m a Repsol rider ”. It ’ s another big dream that comes true . Now is time to go for the next ones !
Q . Do you maintain your own practice bike ? Or do you have a mechanic for that ?
A . I have two minders and one mechanic , so I don ’ t have to prepare the bike myself . Normally my minders do the basic maintenance and twice per week the bike goes to the factory to check that everything is fine , and that is when they do the main maintenance .
Q . What does your home shop look like ?
A . Smaller than how it should be ( laughter ). My garage is not really big and I don ’ t have parts for the bike , not much at least . If we need
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