A works machine, Yamaha resources, a good support system: is there pressure to deliver now?
The team are the complete opposite to that and they did not expect to me to be so high up so early. I knew I was better than their estimation of a top eight slot but there was no pressure on my shoulders. I’d had a few comments in previous years like “if he’d have factory support…” and now I have it, so there is a bit more pressure in that respect to show and prove to people that I can do the job. If the team achieve their goals with me then that's great but I also have my own aims and I’m concentrating every day on that. The best thing about a good result is that you’ve produced the goods after all the hard work that goes towards it.