You made a change of team, colour, motivation but has life also changed?
The fire inside of me changed. I have more motivation to achieve my best every day: to wake up and push to my limit and train a lot and to continue to be motivated. I think if anyone stays ten years in one ‘job’ – in my case Yamaha – surrounded by the same people, same ambience and the same bike you lose that fire, little-by-little, because of the routine. I needed something different. To be with another bike - because that is one of the most important things - and to be in a project where I would be an important ‘piece’ to make it stronger. To make the best bike on the grid motivates me a lot and I think we can achieve that, to make the most ‘complete’ bike because at the moment we just have the most powerful! I want to work with Gigi [Dall’inga General Manager of Ducati Corse] and the engineers to try and make this possible. I want to be one of the few riders to win with two bikes and the only other one with Ducati apart from Casey [Stoner].