Having a varied perspective on Simon’s career I feel uniquely qualified to write a few words here. I have known him in many different roles; from first employing him in the early 80’s, being his crew chief in World Superbikes, to a competitor in 500 GPs and always a good friend.
There are a few fast and talented riders in the world and a very few of the best end up in our small world of GP racing. All of this elite group has the talent, skill and bravery to explore that find line of control separating stunning speed from disaster. But if is truly a rarity to find one with the ability to explain clearly to you and me what it is that they do on the bike, how it is possible to make it go so fast. Simon has that rare gift. Clear, straight-to-the-point and entertaining, it’s obvious that Simon enjoys his work and wants us to as well.