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Gary Johnson

The best way to describe the heat at Suzuka is like blasting a hairdryer straight down your throat. It’s unreal, and it knackers you out in no time. I found that out in free practice as soon as I arrived at the Japanese circuit, where I’d been lucky enough to be invited to race for Team TRAS on a BMW S 1000 RR. I slotted into a three man team with two Japanese dudes, who weighed half my weight and were twice as fast. Well, maybe not that much faster, but they were rapid and a top laugh – even if the language barrier was a bit of an issue. Mind you, I get that everywhere...

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