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MotoGP podium quotes

MotoGP podium quotes

MotoGP podium quotes

Valentino Rossi:

For sure the start of the season was not perfect. I remember all my most difficult races with Marco Melandri, Nicky and especially with Loris, and this was one of the most epic battles of my career. I didn't know if first or second was possible before the race, and our two bikes were equal in terms of performance. I tried to get away at the beginning because I saw that Loris had a bad start and I knew that he would be my biggest rival today.

Loris Capirossi

I started so bad, and I had problems with the tyres because I had made the wrong choice. Everyone had great rhythm so it was hard to make up the ground with it being so close. On the last five laps I had a rear tyre problem, so I thought that I would ease off, wait and then fight for the last 3 laps.

Nicky Hayden

I thought that I might be able to steal a win and spoil the occasion for these Italians. Everyone was out for blood, there were some good battles all the way down the field, I would like to give an excuse but the truth is I just couldn't get it done. Me and Dani were able to go fastest this morning, we answered the bell after a poor Le Mans, and we made a few changes overnight from Saturday to Sunday. It was nice to be back on the podium but as always you want to be at the top.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, RAC

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