MotoMatters.com, in association with Motor Sport Magazine, is proud to feature the rider insights of 1983 and 1985 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. After every MotoGP race, Fast Freddie will share what he saw and learned from the race.
In the latest edition of his Rider Insights video blog, Freddie Spencer takes a look back at the German round of MotoGP at the Sachsenring. Though Spencer never raced there during his Grand Prix years - the circuit wasn't built until well after he had retired - Fast Freddie knows the circuit well, having taken part in several events at the track, including the Sachsenring Classic. Spencer explains what it takes to go fast around the very particular circuit, and the demands it imposes on rider and machine.
Freddie Spencer goes on to pay tribute to the retiring Dani Pedrosa, before moving on to qualifying, and making note of the speed of the Yamahas at the track. He discusses how and why Marc Marquez won the race again, how well the Ducatis did at the circuit, and the fact that there were two Yamahas on the podium as well. He finishes up with a look ahead to the Czech Grand Prix at Brno in two weeks' time.
For more insights from Freddie Spencer, his autobiography Feel: My Story is currently on sale.
And for those who can't watch the video, here's an audio-only version of Freddie Spencer's rider insights