“Maybe it was the most difficult time of my career. This is now the 4th winter that I’ve had an injury. First, the right shoulder, then the left shoulder, then the arm and, just when it looked like everything was getting better and better, another injury arrived after I’d won in Austin and Misano and I was feeling good, but in life you never know. It’s true that it’s been hard. I don’t want to wish this on any rider or any person, to have these kinds of feelings.