“We have in mind that once we get to Misano things will be better for us, then probably again at Le Mans and Valencia too.
“I’m more nervous during the Moto3 race than I am in MotoGP because from the first lap to the last the racing is always like the last lap and even if you are super-strong you can never go away at the front and all the riders are around you all the time. It’s risky.
“John McPhee did a great job in both Moto3 races here. He’s been really strong since preseason tests, he was strong in Qatar and he was up for the win last Sunday and again today. After what happened at the last corner last week he just wanted to get some points. He’s riding amazingly well at the moment and he’s so strong throughout practice, riding alone, going for time attacks, everything. It’s a pleasure to work with him.
“Our team trucks go straight from here to Brno, but we are quite worried, because we have 17 UK staff in our team, so the UK quarantine situation is a concern, but we are getting help from Dorna. Then there is the situation around Barcelona. But the reality is that no one knows what will happen, because in a week’s times the situation could be worse or it could be better, we’re not sure. As a team we can’t do much – we have to follow Dorna and see what they come up with. Talking with them this weekend it seems like they have it under control: what kind of documents we need, what kind of tests we need before we get there and so on.
“We know we all have to be careful between races and respect the protocol. And four days before we travel to Czech we have to get Covid swab tests. We’ll see what happens…”