"Being a moto-journalist has been fun, and I often joke that it enabled me to never take on a real job. As for my old Suzuki X-5, battered and beaten (finally), it ended up in the junkyard. But it taught me a lot about racing and myself, the biggest lesson being never give up. The crash here was at OCIR's chicane. I was leading, crashed, remounted with a broken rear brake and went on to win. Racing is one of life's purest dramas, and I've been in the position to act and report on this ongoing play for nearly 40 years."