**You didn't win as many races this championship season as you have in the past. **
For one, Blake just stepped up his game and actually raced really well. It's hard to take anything away from the fact that the kid just rode well. He was aggressive. He put himself in the right place. He rode the races the right way. He used his machine's advantages well against me. And the way that the (Yamaha) R1 works, it was very difficult to race against him. Something that we're going to have to improve for next year, or else we're going to be talking about this same thing all over again, about why I didn't win more races. Because, quite honestly, I don't know what it is, but the acceleration of his bike, it's just really, really difficult to deal with. If I have some clean track I can go really fast. I mean, that's why we were on pole for all but one race this year, and we were (still) close on that one. That's why we were leading races, leading sessions, leading laps, all those things. But, whenever you throw him in the mix, he kind of stops my momentum and rhythm of being able to roll around the race track, and that's when we see the race-long battles.