If Tiger Woods needs a swing coach it stands to reason that even a world-class motorcycle racer needs a coach too.
Gone are the days where riders eschewed coaching - now they are embracing it. In paddocks, like in any walk of life, keeping up with the Joneses is a factor of life. When one rider makes a change, it forces others to do the same.
When world class racers got to the point of diminishing returns, like when it comes to fitness training, their focus turned to having more bike time with flat track or supermoto riding taking on extra significance.
Now it’s coaching that is taking center stage.