Gosling helped share the mo­ment Criv­ille beat Doohan in 1996

Con­tin­ued over

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Comment - By Pa­trick Gosling

Barry had a slightly higher opin­ion of him­self than per­haps he should. As soon as bet­ter rid­ers came along, like Pat Hen­nen, Barry came up with the ‘Pay peanuts, you get mon­keys’ thing, then de­vel­oped this mys­te­ri­ous virus that was, frankly, only be­cause he couldn’t hold a can­dle to the guys com­ing through. And in par­tic­u­lar to Roberts. He came from Amer­ica, had never seen the tracks be­fore, and won first time out. GH: I can’t an­swer be­cause I still have a job to do!

Who’s the nicest rider to work with? DM: Ed­die Law­son. The press had it in for him. When he came over at the start of his ca­reer he was a lovely guy. But he soon got pissed off with some id­iot jour­nal­ists knock­ing on his door and ask­ing stupid ques­tions just be­fore he was about to race. He just shut him­self off to it. Un­der­neath he was a lovely guy. But some­thing I’ve no­ticed is that be­com­ing suc­cess­ful can change a rider. PG: Ab­so­lutely – ev­ery­one has la­tent ar­se­hole in them. Back in my day, when the pri­va­teers were around it was bet­ter: Jeremy Mcwil­liams; lovely guy. Neil Hodg­son; lovely guy. Shaun Em­mett was bril­liant fun. But the nicest guy was Mick Doohan. I had a re­ally good re­la­tion­ship with him. I found him ap­proach­able – but, in­ter­est­ingly, that was partly be­cause I be­came friends with his par­ents. And it was the same with Sch­wantz – I’m bet­ter friends with Jim and Shirley than I am with Kevin. That wasn’t a con­scious, cal­cu­lated thing; it just hap­pened like that be­cause I was al­ways hang­ing around... but it gave me a bet­ter way in to the rider. GH: It’s gotta be Eu­gene Laverty. He’s just a re­ally nice, down-to-earth guy. Prob­a­bly too nice; he needs a bit more la­tent ar­se­hole. But of the top rid­ers,

An­other in­jury for Sch­wantz in Assen 1994 and one that would bring about the end of his ca­reer Spot­ting Gosling, Mamola slides his Ca­giva out of the cor­ner at the Brazil­ian GP 1988, mo­ments later heõd been high­sided sky high! Life through a lens, Pa­trick

Your run-ofmill por­trait. shot of er­nau took th Har­ford the big time Har­ford was in the right place to cap­ture this Du­cati dis­as­ter The tun­nel at Motegi gives pho­tog­ra­phers a chance to cap­ture tech­ni­cal beau­ti­ful shots like this one of Rossi in 2015

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