MotoGP analysis: Tough Guy Alberto Puig, in the September issue – Roadracing World Magazine


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Featured in the September 2021 issue of Roadracing World:

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“… When you step into the MotoGP paddock, don’t expect anything from anyone. You have to fight for it and take it; it is the principle of combativeness … “

As he says these words, he hits the table three times with his fist to emphasize the point.

“… If you want to be a top runner you have to be like that all the time. Not just when you are on the trail, but also at home. All the time you have to be like the guy who works in the factory from six in the morning. You also have to be selfish, as you cannot imagine the level of selfishness of the best riders. This is what it takes.

He hits the table again.

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If two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner says someone is as hard as nails, then they are really as hard as fingernails. And Stoner says Alberto Puig is as hard as nails.

In May 1995 Puig became the second Spaniard in history to win a 500cc Grand Prix. Two months later, his career was effectively over when he smashed his left leg in a 160 mph accident at Le Mans. A dozen surgeries failed to repair the damage, so he had no choice but to retire and find a job on the less exciting side of the pit wall …

—MotoGP Analysis: Riders Under Pressure, by Mat Oxley, MotoGP Editor-in-Chief

Alberto Puig is the director of the Repsol Honda MotoGP team. The tough, uncompromising Spaniard tells us how he makes great riders and how his own MotoGP dreams were shattered. Get to know one of the kingmakers in sportin the last issue of The world of road racing!

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