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The view from the 125cc podium in Istanbul

The view from the 125cc podium in Istanbul

After a thrilling 125cc race at the Grand Prix of Turkey in Istanbul, the three riders on the podium explain their post-race views.

After a thrilling 125cc race at the Grand Prix of Turkey in Istanbul, the three riders on the podium explain their post-race views:

Simone Corsi Skilled Racing Team (winner) 40'03.557
"It's my first win, my second podium and I still can't quite believe it. I had an almost perfect race, I made a quite a great start and managed to stay on top, the pace wasn't so fast. When Olive tried to run away, as I saw the rest of the group was struggling to keep up with his pace I managed to catch him. Then I saw at that we were two seconds ahead and I tried to win the race. I want to thank everybody, the team, Aprilia, everybody. The bike really was perfect."

Joan Olive Polaris World (2nd) 40'03.655
"It's wonderful to be on the podium another time, after a long time. The race was very, very difficult, I tried hard from the start until the end and on the last lap Corsi overtook me. But I'm very happy, it's not a problem, I'll try to do it in the next race!"

Tomoyoshi Koyama Red Bull KTM 125 (3rd) 40'05.500
"The race was very, very difficult, because there were so many people on track. In the middle of the race I was pushing very hard so in the last five laps the front and also the rear tyres were finished. I was pushing again but it was difficult and on the final lap I was overtaking De Rosa and Talmacsi, with very hard braking on the final straight. But I needed to get the podium and I'm very happy, it's fantastic today. My team did a very good job this weekend, so thank you very much and thank you to my friends, family and sponsors."

Tags:
125cc, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY

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