The three men stepping onto the podium reflect on another great MotoGP race at the Grand Prix of Turkey.
The three men stepping onto the podium reflect on another great MotoGP race at the Grand Prix of Turkey:
, Ducati Marlboro, (winner) 42'02.850
"It was a little strange because I was really focussed on getting through the first couple of laps and not getting shuffled back like in Jerez in the last race. Fortunately I managed to get past Colin quite early and then Valentino ran wide coming onto the back straight and pretty much gifted me first the first position. From there I just got my head down for a couple of laps, managed to get a bit of a break and kept building. With the Ducati and the Bridgestones working so well I couldn't do anything wrong really today."
, Honda Gresini, (2nd) 42'09.057
"I'm really happy with this second place, because this weekend has been really good. Yesterday I made a big mistake, so I started from tenth and it was really difficult but I got a great start and after this I tried to pass Hopkins many times. I passed him but he got passed me again and I lost some time, but then I tried to go with Valentino, I was faster than him and I decided to pass him. I took the second position and I tried to catch Casey, but today he was really strong. I decided to maintain this second position, which is good for the championship. This position is very good for me.
, Ducati Marlboro, (3rd) 42'10.952
"It's a perfect weekend. I feel like the father of these two guys because I'm really old. I started really well today and I tried to catch Casey, but he's really fast so I didn't want to risk too much. And then everybody was coming and I was in sixth place fighting with everybody. Then on the last lap, especially on the fast corner I lost the front and Alex overtook me, and I said ok the third position is here, I have to try again. I broke so late on the last corner and I finished third. It's a perfect weekend for Ducati really, with us finishing first and third, so we'll see what happens in the next part of the season."