Ben never ever gives up. He's a great guy, 100 percent professional, fully committed, demands a lot of himself and leaves nothing untried. I had never seen such determination in a rider. He arrived at the final round totally determined and told me straight off that we were going to do here like at Miller—win both legs! It all went according to plan. He managed the practice sessions very well and, in the race, he paced himself, but if it had been absolutely necessary, he could have won both legs. Did you expect domination—14 wins, 11 poles and lap records? From the first day that Ben rode for us, after the last race of 2008, he was turning equal times to Haga. On the second day, with a less powerful bike, he went even faster. So, we realized that we had something special, that he was very fast. Of course, we still did not expect to win 14 races. In truth, that first time when I went on the track to see him go around, he was so fast that he scared me!