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Shanghai GP Press Conference

Shanghai GP Press Conference

Shanghai GP Press Conference

Nicky Hayden

Of course, I'm happy to be leading the championship, it's a good feeling but I know that there's a long way to go. The next few races are very important, but having already had a good start to the season allows us to put the heat on the others.

We've got two races back-to-back, then heading into Europe is always hectic. We're at the business end of the season now. For me, having been consistent is a good sign, I just want to take it up another level and get the W.

Marco Melandri It is a good moment right now, we have a better feeling with the bike. After the Qatar Grand Prix we found a good setting, and now after a win I hope to be in the fight for podiums from now on.

Valentino Rossi

The championship situation isn't so bad. If we had earned more points in Jerez then it would have been even better. We know that it's a long season.

Shinya Nakano

It's nearly my home Grand Prix, and it's certainly easier to get to from my house than Motegi! I'm confident with my rain tyre, but I would prefer the dry. We have a year of experience here, so have a better tyre. I need to push hard, but it'll be fun

Chris Vermeulen

Turkey was definitely my best race. I battled at the front, led a race for the first time and fought with Capirossi to be the fastest Bridgestone.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, POLINI GRAND PRIX OF CHINA

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