‘HAS HE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION?’
“Until Maverick won at Silverstone I was the only Suzuki rider to have won a four-stroke Motogp race, which has been a great honour for me over the last nine years - but I knew this day would come.
“I thought Maverick rode close to the perfect race. My first thought was has he made the right decision going to Yamaha next year? At Silverstone the GSX-RR looked on rails; it was more than a match for the M1.
“Although the GSX-RR has some weaknesses with rear grip on hotter tracks, overall it is a strong package with strengths in corner entry, agility and carrying speed in fast turns. Maverick used those strengths perfectly at Silverstone.
“As an ex-suzuki rider I’ve got a soft spot for the team and when Maverick went hard in the lead I was hoping he hadn’t cooked the tyres.
“But as a win looked possible I