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Quotes from a very wet MotoGP podium at Assen

Quotes from a very wet MotoGP podium at Assen

Quotes from a very wet MotoGP podium at Assen

Sete Gibernau, Winner:

´Another wet race was good for us and I have to thank my team because starting practice on Thursday I was here physically but mentally I think I was still holidaying on the boat! On Friday I picked up the pace and I think the race would have been tougher in the dry because Max and Valentino have just a little bit more speed. It was fun though and I had a nice little battle with Max for some time and he was pushing hard. I have to thank Honda because they are helping me a lot.´

Max Biaggi, runner-up:

´I had a good start and got a rhythm quickly but I did not want to take any risks early on and followed Sete for a while. McCoy then got in my way and I lost a lot of time. I pushed hard but could not close the gap. The second half of the race was boring. My rear tyre was worn and it was starting to spin on the straight. Rossi was fast behind me so I just concentrated on my position. The team did a great job for this GP so I must thank them.´

Valentino Rossi, 3rd position:

´My start was OK and I tried to stay close to Biaggi and Sete but I could not see so well because of the water. I touched the white line a few times and was close to crashing so I eased off. Sete and Biaggi were very fast today so another podium is OK for me and good for the Championship.´

MotoGP, 2003, Gauloises Dutch TT

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