EnduroGP: A quick word on your team. It seems you have a special relationship with your manager Fabrizio DINI?
S.H: "I certainly couldn't achieve what I have in these past two years without the team and the bike. I have a great relationship with my mechanic and the other mechanics within the team. It's great that we have fun away and at the races but when it comes to it, we all do our jobs to the highest standard. DINI is not only the team manager but has also been my outrider for the season. It's very important for us to have a trusting relationship and we do, he's helped give me confidence this year in line choice and bike set up. I've had great advice and support from Steve PLAIN who travelled to some GPs this year, it's been great to have his support and guidance. Me and Alex (SALVINI) get on great, too; he and his family have been very supportive over the last two years allowing me into their home and for me to train with him. I'm very grateful for all they have done for me. Also the guys that don't always come to the races and are working back at the factory, Beta is a very family orientated company and I feel very at home here.”
EnduroGP: Looking to 2018, will you change bike or stay with the RR300?
S.H: "Currently, I would like to stay with the 300. We have such a good bike right now and I'm excited as Beta and myself have ways to further improve it. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do in the coming months.”
EnduroGP: We bet your goals for 2018 are the Class title and the EnduroGP (outright) title?
S.H: "Definitely! I know what I'm capable of and so does everyone else. The plan now is to enjoy this off-season, understand what we've learnt and how we can improve, then start planning for 2018. I can't wait!”