That sounds very exciting! You must have celebrated quite a few successes in your career up to now.
Yes, I suppose I have run a couple of good races (laughs). I’m European Champion for example and two‐time winner of the International German Championship. And in the Moto2 World Championship I’ve made it to the podium five times so far and have been able to start the race from the first grid position three times. It’s just wonderful and a special honour to compete at the front of the field.
I can well imagine that. What is the appeal of motorcycling for you personally, especially when it comes to racing?
Oh, that’ s definitely not so easy to explain. The sensation of being on a motorbike is completely different from that of being in a car. Everything is much more direct; you feel the wind, you lean into the curve. When you’re riding, it’s just you and your bike and the speed. That’s brilliant. And when you’re racing, you’re always pushing yourself to the limit, trying to squeeze every millimetre out of the track. It’s not always easy, but it certainly gets the adrenaline pumping.