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No regrets for Rossi and Lorenzo in Britain

No regrets for Rossi and Lorenzo in Britain

Despite perhaps having had the chance to challenge for victory at Donington Park, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were happy with their respective second and seventh positions.

On the occasion of his 200th World Championship appearance, Valentino Rossi was happy with second place in the bwin.com British Grand Prix. His positivity was echoed by teammate Jorge Lorenzo, content with seventh place and an injury-free finish to his weekend.

Valentino Rossi - Second

`I am quite happy about this result, although of course I would have preferred to have been fighting with Stoner for the win! I got a good start today and I tried to stay with Casey, but in some corners he was faster than me and it was impossible to keep up with his pace as the race went on. I knew that second place was important because of the points so I had to win my fight with Pedrosa in the middle of the race! Luckily we took second and now I have extended my lead by four points, which is very important for our championship. Unfortunately this weekend we made some mistakes when it was dry on Friday, and then because of the wet yesterday we weren´t able to work on them until today, when it was too late to make things perfect. Anyway we did the best we could so thanks to all my guys. We are leading the championship but Stoner showed his potential today so I think that this hard battle between us all is going to continue race by race. I am glad we only have a few days to Assen and I am looking forward to doing better there.´

Jorge Lorenzo - Sixth

`I´m very happy with this result, because this was a very hard weekend for me and for my crew. I don´t want to think about the past, or think about what might have been if I´d started in the front rows, I only want to think about the present and my ride today. The number one aim was to finish the race without crashing or hurting myself, because at the end of the day your health is the most important thing! After the start however I started to feel more and more confident and found I was able to ride better and better, then I realised that I actually had the chance to do a very good race. I had fast pace throughout and my bike and my Michelin tyres worked very well, so thank you to all my team. Sometimes lately it has been hard to stay optimistic, motivated and happy, even though I have always tried to go out smiling and with a good attitude, but this race today was great and I am very happy tonight.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, bwin.com BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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