Yoshimura has posted an introspective video interview series with six-time AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin on its website. In this exclusive three-part series, Mat reflects on a number of topics close to him.
The first segment "Mental Toughness" focuses on Mladin reflecting on his early motocross days, includes some advice for parents, and lets us in on his basic philosophy. "Talent only takes you a certain distance as a professional," Mladin professes. "From there it becomes just hard work."
In the second part "Finding 1/10ths", Mladin talks about what it takes to go fast on a motorcycle, and how his style differs from the traditional model. "Things I learned in my motocross days have directly come across to roadracing and work better than traditional road racing ways... way better," Mladin explains. "Its just not that complicated."
The third installment "Race Day Perceptions" gives an insight as to what Mladin is thinking before the race, on the grid and while he is racing. He opens up and explains his current outlook on racing. When he states, "Just to push as hard as I possibly can... all the way to the end," he reveals there's a lot more to it than that.
To see these videos (plus a bunch more) visit Yoshimura's website www.yoshimura-rd.com and go to the video tab.