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Views from the 250cc podium

Views from the 250cc podium

After a hard-fought 250cc race, the podium finishers gave their version of events in Estoril.

After a hard-fought 250cc race, the podium finishers gave their version of events in Estoril.

Alvaro Bautista - Race Winner

`It´s a special track for me. I´ve won here for the last three years, but this victory is very special because of the bad luck I had in the past two races this season. I´m happy to win here in Estoril, because a lot of my fans are here.

`The race was difficult because of the track conditions, which weren´t perfect. I tried to get a good race pace, then saw that I´d made a gap and was able to cross the line first.´

Marco Simoncelli - Second Placed

`I´m extremely happy; it was a lot harder to keep up with Alvaro this time. I had some tyre problems at the end of the race, then I saw Kallio coming. By then I was really struggling, and it was just a battle to keep ahead and take my first podium in two years in 250cc.´

Mika Kallio - Third Placed

`I think that things are going well; we could have a few more points but it´s ok. Of course, a podium is always good, but I had hoped that we could have done a little bit better. Second place was so close.´

`I was looking for the place to pass Simoncelli, but I think that the move he did on the straight wasn´t so nice for me. We touched and I lost all my speed; without this I think for sure we could have been second. Sometimes it´s like this.´

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250cc, 2008, bwin.com GRANDE PREMIO DE PORTUGAL

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