"I know that it's going to be a hard year, a lot of new tracks and very fast riders like Sturla and Danny Kent. It is not going to be easy but I hope to run in the top 8 for the championship."
"I've got to learn the tracks and move up a level with my riding. The tracks here are safer than they are back home in the US and that's good so I am going to try and be more aggressive, I need to be."
"Through the off-season I've still been riding, I've been on a Honda 125 as much as I can. I've also been riding a bicycle on the road for fitness, it's all part of wanting to improve."
"I'm looking forward to being at the GPs and watching those guys like Rossi and Simoncelli, there are so many good riders we can learn from. There are a lot of good tracks and I think that Sachsenring looks like a lot of fun. 2 years in a row an American has won there so we'll have to see if we can keep that going."