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Quotes from MotoGP top three

Quotes from MotoGP top three

Quotes from MotoGP top three

Valentino Rossi

"I'm very happy, it is a pleasure to equal Mick Doohan's record of wins, numbers are always important. We came out of this difficult situation with the chattering problem so I need to thank Jeremy Burgess, all my mechanics and the Japanese engineers, who helped fix the bike. Today is for me the first race, after what happened in Jerez. Today the M1 was very good and I could push hard like I wanted. I was able to come back from a lower position on the grid and battle with Stoner and Nicky. Nicky had a great race, and I also saw Loris coming on strong so I thought I'd really have to push for the last two laps."

Nicky Hayden

"We are definitely consistent but it would be nice to win along the way. This morning conditions were bad, a red flag in the warmup as well, so today we rolled the dice. Unfortunately we just couldn't quite manage to get the win after I battled with Valentino for a while. Hopefully we can get stronger and we'll be back testing this morning."

Loris Capirossi

It's a great weekend for me and the team. Qatar is not one of our best tracks and I was fighting a lot. Stoner was hard to overtake, and when I got past I tried to chase the front two. After a while I was pushing too hard, so I thought I'd slow it down and preserve the position. I think we are in great shape for this season, so I'm very happy."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, COMMERCIALBANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, RAC

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