‘I’m missing a first place – but a podium would be great’
What are your results going to be?
There are a lot of guys looking strong this year, and sixth position last year was exceptional. A realistic target is eighth. But I’d like to sneak another podium! There were a few opportunities last year – Cal in Argentina, Petrucci in Silverstone, and me at Misano and nearly in Sepang, and I’d like to sneak another one! I’m not sure where yet though. I’m missing a first place – but a podium would be great nonetheless.
Where are you going to be in 2017?
Not in a Tech 3 garage. I think it’s clear what Yamaha’s ambitions are within our team, and I think this’ll be my last year. Herve and Yamaha have their own programme in place to turn the team into a junior team, a junior feeder, and I’m 99% certain I won’t be part of it.