At 16, however, it’s easy to let yourself get swamped by the pressure and that’s exactly what happened to me. To make matters worse, I injured my right ankle in a crash at Misano and that meant I had to sit out five rounds. From then on, everything seemed to get that bit more difficult for me. In 2018, I was able to hit reset and everything went from there. At the start of July, my manager told me we’d been offered the chance to move to MotoGP™. I’d just had two fantastic races and they gave me so much more confidence. I was surprised and excited at the same time, and I also had to keep it quiet. In the end it all worked out and here I am, a MotoGP™ rider! None of this would have been possible without Petronas, Sepang Racing Team, Yamaha and everyone around me. I’m incredibly grateful for the trust they’ve shown me and I hope I can do them proud.