Valentino Rossi- 1st
`This pole position is crucial for me because it is an important part of my race tactics to start from the front. The session couldn´t have gone much better for us because we have a couple of other riders between myself and Nicky. It is a shame Colin is not one of them but he has a good race pace so hopefully he can help me out like he did at Estoril´.
Troy Bayliss, 2nd
`It's been a great weekend so far, now I'd just like to finish it off with a good result. This is a great opportunity to finish the story I started with the Desmosedici in 2003 because this is the last 990cc MotoGP race, so I really appreciate getting the ride. To be on the front row is so important here. Now I hope to get a good start and be part of the race´.
Loris Capirossi, 3rd
`Troy and I are like wine - the older we get the faster we get! I am very happy with the work we've done today, especially this morning when I did a semi-race simulation of 20 laps, maintaining a very good pace throughout. it's great that we are starting from the front row because overtaking here is very difficult.