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Reactions from the incredible first MotoGP night race in Qatar, won by 2007 World Champion Casey Stoner in the opening Grand Prix of his title defence.

Reactions from the incredible first MotoGP night race in Qatar, won by 2007 World Champion Casey Stoner in the opening Grand Prix of his title defence.

Casey Stoner

"The preseason didn't really start too well for us at the end of last year. We had a little accident and it took us a bit of time to recover. Everything's gone quite well since then. The race today was just a little bit crazy I suppose; everyone was bashing fairings in the first few laps and I think we were just lucky to stay upright! After that everyone seemed to calm down a bit and we were able to pull away at the front. I really enjoyed this race tonight, it was a lot of fun."

Jorge Lorenzo

"One month ago we didn't expect this, for sure. Pole position, second place in the race; it's an amazing result for us. I want to thank Yamaha for all they've done. We still have a bit to go with the engine and with the tyres, but I can only thank everybody involved in this race. I also have to congratulate Stoner, he was faster than us on the day."

Dani Pedrosa

"It's a big surprise for me, because seven days ago I was the last in the test. It's incredible to be here, but I have to dedicate this result to my team because they worked unbelievably hard during the week. I was pushing hard, but I without them I wouldn't be on the podium."

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MotoGP, 2008, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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