JL: Outside the track, we have two different personalities. Valentino has a lot of fans. He is the King of the paddock, but I won't change my personality because of him. On the contrary, I have an advantage on track: I'm eight years younger! When I joined Yamaha, I was just 20 years old. I knew I had eight years ahead of me to arrive to Valentino's level. All the pressure was on him. Then things went fast: pole position at the debut race and a victory at the third race. Results arrived sooner than expected. This gave me a lot of confidence, maybe too much. In fact, I crashed many times in my first years also because the Michelin tires were tough to understand. Because I was younger, if I was able to beat Valentino, it was like a present. If I didn't, it was just normal. The secret was to be aware that I had time. Despite that, I always opened the throttle and tried to go fast.