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Tales from a MotoGP star maker

Ramon Forcada is Jorge Lorenzo's crew chief. Over the last 20 years he's seen it all and overseen three of the four 'aliens' at various stages of their careers. Toby Moody caught up with him to find out the current state of Yamaha, and get a little nostalgic over the old days too

Ramon Forcada has been in the grand prix paddock for nearly 20 years as a crew chief and is now an essential part of the reigning world champion team along with Jorge Lorenzo at Yamaha.

Toby Moody caught up with Forcada to find out about the pressures involved in that 2010 title-winning season, how Lorenzo pushes the team to be the best, beating Valentino Rossi on the other side of the garage, and, interestingly enough, what it was like in the first year of MotoGP four stroke era (2002) when, as Alex Barros' crew chief, the Pons team got a Honda V5 and won first time out at Motegi.

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