AR: To me personally, it's the quest for self-betterment. When I took on riding, I didn't know a damn thing about it. The people I learned with were leaps and bounds ahead of me, but you have to remember that racing a progressive sport: there's always someone faster and you can always learn more. When I started on a 250, I faced a lot of opposition and abuse, and it made me determined to get good on a 250 and then get on a big cc bike and kick ass. Sharing that journey of growth, I helped inspire other riders along their journey to do the same thing. Racing is all about skills. I want to progress as much as possible for as long as I can do this. This sport is extremely dangerous, it's almost ridiculous. And that's very sobering. But it's been a huge source of personal growth for me: I used to be very introverted and scared of everything until I started riding, but not anymore. I learned that you have to find something that you love and that makes your heart happy, and just do it.