“I just have a lot of experience,” DeCoster says. “I’m a slow learner, but I’ve learned for a long time.” Now 74, he has, without question, experienced more professional dirt-bike racing than anyone on Earth. He’s a five-time FIM World Motocross champion. He’s been a sport ambassador and an adviser, has shaken President Ronald Reagan’s hand, and has been a team manager since 1995. He’s an accomplished fabricator and machinist, and speaks Flemish, English, and French fluently. In Italian and German, he holds his own.