That's still a long way off. At the moment I'm not putting any pressure on myself regarding the title and am taking the races one at a time. It's important to score points at each event, finish on the podium if possible and keep doing what you can. This is a dual strategy of course because you must always fight as hard as possible. I'm up for the challenge but won't take any reckless risks that would prevent me from scoring points.
Naturally, this attitude is based on winning the championship and I will do everything to make that happen, but for the moment the season is still long. The team and I share the same objective: to do our best to make the podium and win races. If we do that the title will follow. I'm happy because I have a good motorcycle; the Aprilia RSV4 is amazing and really powerful.
There is a very good relationship with the team and I am privileged to be working with highly skilled people who previously helped Max Biaggi
to win the crown. I'm very happy this year.