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Quotes from the podium after the MotoGP race in France

Quotes from the podium after the MotoGP race in France

Quotes from the podium after the MotoGP race in France

Sete Gibernau, winner:

´I was pretty fortunate! In the dry I felt quite good but Valentino had pulled three seconds out on us. I was fighting in a tough group and he was able to get away. In the wet race all three of us used rain tyres and it was a good battle and a nice spectacle. Any one of us could have won in difficult conditions and I have to say congratulations to Valentino and Alex because we all did very well to stay on the track! It was a good race for the fans and for everybody and I have to thank my team for all of their hard work.´

Valentino Rossi, runner-up:

´I think it was more difficult to lose that race than to win! In the dry I had a great setting on the bike and was in control. During the second heat we put on a good show and I think all three of us had fun! It was as interesting for us as it was for the fans. I could not open the throttle with as much conviction in the wet and I tried hard to pass Sete on the last few corners but ran slightly wide. Still, this result is good for the Championship.´

Alex Barros, 3rd position:

´I had a tyre that was too soft in the dry and had to back off a little after 8 laps. It was difficult to make a choice regarding the tyres for the wet race but we guessed right and it was good to be leading a race finally and just rewards for the team. At the end I was more of a spectator! But it was great to watch! I am happy with my first podium of the season and next we head to Mugello where I know I have a good set-up after recent testing.´

MotoGP, 2003, Grand Prix Polini de France

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