The 24-year-old Herrin was thrown in the deep end when he signed up to race in the Moto2 category. Not only was it his first time seeing all of the racing circuits on the calendar, but he had to learn to ride a 600 all over again after spending two years learning how to ride a superbike. "That’s the hardest part," admitted Herrin back at the second Sepang pre-season test in March. "I had to learn to ride a 1000, now I have to learn to go back. It’s kind of difficult, you throw a new team, new bike, new tracks, new adventure traveling the world, and then having to learn to ride this bike is difficult for sure." And then there was the competitiveness of the entire Moto2 field. "But the competition is the biggest step. If you take the top guy from the AMA and put him here, that’s everybody in the whole field. One or two seconds is the whole field, so it’s really hard to be at the front all the time, so that’s the biggest difference. If you take the top rider in any series, that’s what it is here. But there’s one from each series; you have the Spanish series, the Italian, American, the World Supersport, World Superbike. There’s a lot of different guys, and then guys of course that grew up riding 125s coming up to Moto2. It’s a very high level of riders."