Following another superb single cylinder contest at the bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal the three riders on the podium at Estoril, Hector Faubel, Gabor Talmacsi and Pol Espargaro, give their reactions to the race.
Following another competitive single cylinder contest at the bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal the three riders on the podium at Estoril, Hector Faubel, Gabor Talmacsi and Pol Espargaro, give their reactions to the race.
Hector Faubel Bancaja Aspar
I had problems all weekend but the key was making such a great start. After Pasini crashed we had to push a bit but also save a bit for the end of the race as it´s always pretty close until the flag on this track. Sure Gabor passed me in the chicane but I knew I could beat him if I was close enough in the last corner and I eventually slipstreamed past him.Gabor Talmacsi Bancaja Aspar
It was a great battle in the final laps. I tried to win, I realized I had only one chance to pass in the chicane and then open the throttle because I couldnt move like Hector as my bike wasnt as fast on the straight. But Im happy because its another second position and Im leading the championship which is a fantastic feeling.Pol Espargaro Belson Campetella Aprilia
When there were only four or five laps to go, I thought I could even fight for victory, but I was fighting against experienced riders and Grand Prix winners. When three of them passed me at once at the end of the straight, I doubted I could make it on the podium! Anyway it´s a great result and I´d like to thank my team as they´ve been doing a great job all season.Follow the video links on the left to watch the interviews in full.