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Riders' reactions after qualifying

Riders' reactions after qualifying

Riders' reactions after qualifying

Nicky Hayden, Repsol Honda - 1st
"On that last lap I just hung in there. Me and Rolfo almost came together! I was pretty committed so I just had to stick the bike up the inside and hope. I thought it wasn't going to be pretty but it worked out okay. We're struggling a little on race pace to be honest, so we're definitely going to have to dig in tomorrow, but I'll enjoy the pole now."

Valentino Rossi, Gauloises Yamaha - 2nd
"I was quite confident about pole position because the team have done a great job with the bike this weekend and it worked well from yesterday. I lost my best opportunity to take pole when I was held up by Xaus on the final corner; I tried to overtake him but I wasn't able to so I came in and tried again with another tyre."

Sete Gibernau, Movistar Honda - 3rd
"My fastest lap doesn't reflect the true situation we are in. We lapped really well at this circuit in pre-season, but now we have been unable to do so. I'm not happy at all because we haven't got a good race pace."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2005, POLINI AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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