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Words from the top three after the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring

Words from the top three after the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring

Words from the top three after the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring

Sete Gibernau, winner:

´At the beginning I was caught in traffic. Valentino was setting a fast pace and I knew I had to start passing people otherwise he would just getaway. The bike was working well and I felt that if I could get by the others then I would be able to go with him. It is very hard to close the gap and pass on this track and some laps you have to be content with just a few tenths. I got into second and then just tried to set my own pace, I tried to push as hard as I could and even a tenth here or there over Valentino would have been enough to slowly get closer. At the end Rossi dropped the pace and let me go by. We were then riding at a comfortable pace. On the last lap I knew the pass was coming and just managed to get the lead back out of the final corner.´

Valentino Rossi, 2nd place:

´I made a big mistake in the last corner. I took the lead on turn 12 and should have just held my normal line but I went a little wide and it was impossible to open the throttle on the exit and the win was gone.´

Troy Bayliss, 3rd position:

´This was my first time at the track and it was a good weekend. It was a difficult race and after Biaggi had crashed out I focussed on trying to stay in touch with Sete. Towards the end I was starting to lose the back end of the bike and having to roll off the throttle. I did all I could to keep third position and I am happy for everyone involved with the team.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2003, Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

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