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Nicky Hayden

The result in Brno wasn´t what we needed, and now we are coming up to crunch time in the championship. I'm looking forward to it, and think that I have a legit chance of taking the title. There are many contenders, so I'm just focusing on myself and doing my best. The competition makes it really exciting this year.

I've had three fourth places at this track, I like it but want to take a step up. Tyres are most important here, and if it rains I won't mind so much. I feel a lot better now abut wet weather riding.

Valentino Rossi

It isn't easy, but I'm quite confident after Brno. It was a good weekend, especially as we were able to stay in the top three during the practices.

Pole positions will be important now. You can have a performance like in Sachsenring, starting from further back and coming through to win, maybe once in a season. It's a one-time performace, not something that you can do all the time. My target is a repeat of Brno. This track is true MotoGP track, and good for my riding style.

Loris Capirossi

Every year is different. A good performance here last year doesn't mean anything. We have some good plans for tomorrow. 50 points isn't impossible….but I think it is impossible! I will try my hardest to make up the advantage anyway.

I tried out the 800cc bike, and I liked it. It seems a good bike, and the lap times weren't too bad. It's closer to a 250cc, it's smaller but not really lighter.

John Hopkins

We are consistent, but not exactly where we are position wise. I would like to get up to seventh in the championship. We are stepping up with some new parts, although it's strange to have people working on the 800cc bike as well. Most of the parts will simply be transferred next year to the new Suzuki model.

I am looking forward to racing here. I'm going to get my head down, work hard and hopefully I can have a good race.

Randy de Puniet

The first part of the season was really bad, but since Sachsenring it has been ok. In Brno I had a little bit of a problem, which lost me some time, but here should be good for me. I tested well here during the winter, and I think I can have my best result this season since Jerez.


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