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Press Conference quotes

Nicky Hayden

A week off felt like a long time for me, I was training a little bit at home and it was nice to have a break. I plan to come out strong on Friday, as I like Sachsenring and have had good results here. The first half you just follow the leader, then you let it go on the second half.

Dani Pedrosa

The first part of the track is slow, and it's hard on the tyres when we take all the left handers. I want to carry on from my performance at Donington, but we'll see tomorrow. I'm still learning this class, although I think I'm doing well, but what happens in the previous races doesn't count at the following ones.

Valentino Rossi

The week off was important for us. My wrist is a lot better in terms of power and movement; although I have some pain in my hand I can still open the throttle and brake.

Sachsenring isn't my favourite track, but I won last year.

Marco Melandri The day after Donington it was imposible to sleep. The doctors in Barcelona had only checked my left shoulder, so I didn't know that anything was wrong until I went back to Italy and was checked out. I feel good now, a week off has done me a lot of good. Sachsenring is ideal for me now because the left hand corners cause me less pain than right handers. Alex Hofmann

The races with Ducati probably weren't the right ones for me. MotoGP is so competitive that if you are one second off the pace then you are basically out of the game.

I don't think anybody is happy with the track, but the fans here really deserve the race.


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