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Nicky Hayden

It's tough, but it's a good track. I haven't had good results here but I have always put in good performances. I like racing, so the more the better.

I think I felt stronger in Qatar than in Shanghai in terms of chasing the win. Second is good, but for me its never enough. I'm not too down yet.

The last three circuits were all big, long tracks. There is nothing too fancy here, and it seems like the weather has followed us too.

Mugello is obviously the big one, with three races back to back around that time. I'm not too caught up with points now anyway, it's still early.

Dani Pedrosa

To be honest, I don't really like the track. However, results have been good for me here in the past. Every Friday I have to learn tracks on a MotoGP bike, and here I also need to learn the new first turn and chicane.

I wasn't expecting to win in Shanghai, but I want to win all the time of course. It's a long way to go until Barcelona race, I need two more good results before then. Colin Edwards

For some reason I get along with the track, even though I don't like it very much.

The new chassis has arrived, but I won't be using them. Maybe you should ask my team-mate.

The bike is good, I know we always mention the problems, but it isn't a bad bike. We have a few difficulties, and you could say that the team is under pressure, but we are working hard.

John Hopkins

I tried all I could to stay with Colin. At the end I was waiting for him to make a mistake, but he rode more or less the perfect race. At least I now have the self-confidence to run at the front. I was riding a lot on the front tyre, and settled for easing it home in fourth.

We won't have a new engine for a while, I think Mugello is the predicted race for that.

Le Mans is so much narrower than the previous circuits. There is lots of late braking and stuff that is more my style. I have had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders by the Shanghai result, so confidence is high.

Randy de Puniet

I'm not very happy with my first four races in MotoGP. The first two I had a hand injury. But the class is nice and I hope to do well.

Last year I had a great race with Dani, where he beat me at the end of the last lap. It would be impossible to have the same race this year, but of course I'm going to try my best.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, ALICE GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE

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