With all the positives greater media coverage brings to the sport i feel the mounting press, PR, and sponsorship demands on you guys as riders is loosing us our ‘characters’ in racing, how much a part does this play in your careers nowdays? do you ever get a chance to say what you really want?
JT: With all of the publicity surrounding your fallout with tech 3 rider Colin Edwards, and your “poaching” of his pit chief, are you not embarrassed that you are being constantly out performed by your rival this season? It would appear that he has infinantly more drive and desire than you currently do, what would you attribute this to?
JT: It would seem that whilst your moto gp career is hanging in the balance, your career as the lead singer of Crash is taking off… do you think that if you concentrated as much on your riding, as you do on promoting your band and making appearances with your band, that you might be more competitive?
NH: Its been great to see you getting more and more competitive on the ducati over the last few moto gp rounds and had it not been for being hung out on the first corner in Germany, you’d have been on for a great position in that race. From a riders perspective, how much are you concentrating on this season, and your final position in the championship, vs developing the bike for next season in order to give you a competitive package to race the season with?