Randy de Puniet: 1st -
`Sometimes you turn up at a racetrack and the bike just seems to work; that's what happened here today. From the first lap this morning I felt comfortable on the bike, and we've changed very little during the two practice sessions. This has allowed us to test a number of different tyres from Bridgestone, and it has also given me time to perfect my lines at the corners where I wasn't so quick during winter testing´.
Loris Capirossi, 2nd-
`In the past we have had problems with the low temperatures here but we have now solved that and I think we can be competitive for the last few races. So far we are okay, we will aim for another step forward tomorrow. I predict we will have a good bike for Sunday and it will be another tight race here´.
Shinya Nakano: 5th -
`Today´s result just goes to show the progress made by Kawasaki and Bridgestone since the winter test here back in February. Overall, the bike and tyres are working well here, but we still have some small issues when I'm hard on the gas´.
Casey Stoner: 6th-
`It's great feeling to be back the Island, although I'm just trying to concentrate on what I'm doing out on the track. Unfortunately we've had some problems today and I'm hoping we can find the answers so that I can be competitive for the race´.
Valentino Rossi: 8th -
`Friday is always a difficult day for us because we have to make a lot of changes to the bike from one circuit to the next and today was no different. Especially here, since the track temperatures and the conditions are a big change from Malaysia, which makes life especially difficult and we have some work to do´.