Quotes of the day from MotoGP top three
I was surprised to see Nicky and Dani coming up behind me, I tried to extend the gap and I think the fact that we prepared really well in the test here showed through, we have the perfect bike and the perfect tyre for the job I hope it is the start of many more victories.
I think I was lucky not to get involved in the first crash, and then seeing Gibernau go off let me make up the places. I had to regain places after a bad start, then I had a few problems with the front tyre. Anyway, it's the first race, the team and Michelin have done really well and there are still 16 races to go. I think we will get better. I'm really happy with this second place.
We were missing that little bit of speed. Two weeks ago I didn't have a chance and we've made a lot pf progress here. Its a distant third but I'll take it and run with it. It's been the first of sixteen races, so lets see where we go from here. The fans in Jerez are crazy, I've really enjoyed riding in front of them.