Lin Jarvis: from unpacking boxes to Rossi’s boss

“We’re equal in our philosophy towards our riders but if this one wants that but the other one wants that, then you make sure that you split yourself. But there are some moments in that time when, y’know, there’s some big egos in this sport as well, you have to manage the rider, the rider’s ego, the entourage, their expectations, their demands that sometimes we couldn’t deliver or fulfil. It’s quite difficult but if you ask me, I would always take two top riders instead of an A & B – it’s more stimulating and challenging. I think next year’s team should be good, this year’s team is good but next year’s will be good as well. Two young guns in there who are both top level. So our desire is to come back into that same winning era. That’s what we’re trying to do.”