Alex Briggs: golfer, pineapple grower and Champion mechanic

 “But still, Welkom. The bike was ok, but Valentino made the difference. He wanted to win that so badly, and so did Max because Max had been saying if ‘I only had a Honda, I could win’. All that sort of stuff. So it came down to a lot of pride in that race, and it was one of Max’s best races too in my opinion – although he’d disagree, I’m sure. Just seeing Valentino ride with a bike that was good but not great. We’d done a lot of work to get to that point, and he just made the difference. All that year we had issues but he kept making the difference. That race is the one. And the party after that, oh man…”

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