Wow. That's amazing! Makes the championship win all that more of an achievement.
Pier - yes, the article says that he rode in pain. He could not lift his arm over his head! Ouch! He had to support his weight on a +220hp bike during the hard braking zones. Damn, the kid is pretty tough.
He explained: "When I fell off in Estoril I damaged the shoulder. I can’t lift it right now. Riding at Valencia I had some adrenaline and it wasn’t too bad but actually it hurt a lot there but I had no choice but to tough it up."