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As much as it pains me to say it, long gone are the days of Bazza & Co. puffing on a Marlboro and washing it down with an ice cold beer after a race – unless of course your name’s Al Fagan. From Marquez to McGuinness (in his own way albeit) racers are about as fit and as calm as they’ve ever been, with around 99% at National level and beyond taking their diet and training regimes as seriously as the Pope takes religion. Yeah, that serious.

This is all because of how close racing is nowadays and you only need to take a look at the MotoGP for an example: back in 1984, the margin from first to fifth in the premier class at Assen was over one minute and 12 seconds, whereas this year it was at just over five seconds… and that’s a pretty big margin for the year. Saying that though, the boys in British Superbike have it even tougher, with the whole field qualifying within 1.9 seconds at Brands Indy.

This means that with control tyres and machinery being so closely matched, riders are looking to find every little advantage – and that usually starts with themselves, to the point where one Scott Redding almost starved himself in his final Moto2 Championship season to try and win.

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