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MotoGP Top Three Quotes

MotoGP Top Three Quotes

MotoGP Top Three Quotes

Marco Melandri

It was so difficult, but I had nothing to lose in the championship which perhaps gave me the room to try things. I decided to stop at the same time as everyone else, and when I started again it was very difficult, because the tyres were new. I saw Vermeulen going fast and thought "maybe I could go faster than I'm doing now". When I saw that there were 11 laps to go after I took the lead I knew that I just had to keep riding smoothly. It's been..not easy but good fun.

Chris Vermeulen

I might have been robbed in Laguna by mechanical problems but today made up for it, at home it is so special. The track was getting more and more slippery, so it was difficult to know how slow to go. The team gave me great bike to bring it home with.

Valentino Rossi

It was a very important move at the end. I am happy because I caught Sete when I was 7 seconds behind. Unfortunately I lost too much when started on the rain tyre, when my Michelin tyres had been going well in the dry and after coming into the pits I had to take things step by step by step instead of at the pace I had been going before. On the last corner I took the podium, and 5 points and second place in championship makes things interesting for Japan.

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MotoGP, 2006, GMC AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, RAC

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