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MotoGP Podium Quotes

MotoGP Podium Quotes

MotoGP Podium Quotes

Marco Melandri: I had problems in the first part of the race, and couldn't push during the first part of corners. When I pushed a bit more I was able to pass Casey. Coming after that exciting 250cc race, which had everyone excited, I'm glad that we could have such a spectacular MotoGP race. I need to thank my mechanics and Michelin, I'm so happy to be here and it's thanks to them that I have earned the win. Casey was strong and it was very difficult.

Casey Stoner:

I was as close as I could have got to the win I think. I want to thank my team so much for this, we worked hard in the test after Jerez and things really started to come together. In the press conference this week Valentino said that maybe I didn't have the experience with worn tyres, but I had to correct him and say that in Qatar I had the flu. I'm happy to be on the podium, even though I couldn't quite break that youngest rider record.

Nicky Hayden:

To be leading the championship is something to be proud of, but like I said in Qatar it would be nice to get a win on this long run of podium finishes. Before the race the tyre warmer melted to the tyre, and I think this caused some problems later on. I was pushing and pushing, but at the end of day I just couldn't get it done. Man it was exciting. All in all I think it was a pretty good weekend, we'll run with it and put the heat on them next time.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, RAC

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