I am familiar only from his several race commentaries, and I was intrigued by his technical knowledge. Beyond that I do not know the man. He sounded more knowledgeable and down to earth over anyone who is currently in the front of lenses, at least IMO. Lastly, invitation to a dinner didn't stipulate we must have good time. (Otherwise I would have some other ideas.)I've met him at a Porsche corporate day. He was a dickhead.