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Czech Republic Press Conference

Czech Republic Press Conference

Czech Republic Press Conference

Nicky Hayden:

I'm just having fun now in the races, riding better than I ever have and remaining consistent. We're coming up to some tracks which I really like and I have to stay focused, because I've been dreaming about the title since I was three years old and there is still a long way to go yet. It's not one of my best tracks but I enjoy it, the elevation, the smoothness and the overtaking opportunities are my favourite aspects.

Dani Pedrosa:

Last year was a great race for me in 250cc, and I have to repeat that in MotoGP, which is always the case. Here will be different for me than last year, something that I've had to get used to. I am happy to be second in the championship at the moment, I can be proud of that.

Marco Melandri:

It was a nice holiday, but now it is good to get back on the bike and I can't wait to ride again at 100%. I like the track but have never had a good race here. Now I just want to do my best and not think about the championship, in which there is quite a large gap.

Valentino Rossi:

The last few races have been difficult. The situation was better before Laguna, 51 points is a big step up, and my M1 has never been at 100%. Nothing is impossible, but to win six in a row seems too difficult for me. The important thing now is not to start from 10th and to finish on the podium at every race. I've won a lot of times here in Brno, but it's not one of my favourite tracks.

Loris Capirossi:

The break was for the best, I'm back at 100% and there are some good tracks ahead for Ducati. I think the championship is a little bit too far away for me, but we can think about the future, and we are definitely performing better than last year.


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