We remember being sent a press release from the Derbi race team to translate from Spanish to English on the second day of the 2002 Grand Prix at Jerez. It was your fifteenth birthday and you could officially take part in your first Grand Prix. Now you’ve just turned twenty-nine so almost half of your life has been in this paddock; does it feel like it many things have passed?
Yeah, yeah, because my professional - as well as personal - life has changed a lot. I changed teams, categories but also changed friends, managers and people around me. So many people. Many good things – and bad things – have happened in these fourteen years of my career in the world championship. I have learned a lot and made a big evolution as a rider, a professional and as an athlete. Many things.