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Views from the MotoGP podium

Views from the MotoGP podium

Fresh from the rostrum, the MotoGP top three in Sachsenring gave their impressions of the wet German race.

Casey Stoner – Racewinner

`I saw Dani (Pedrosa) riding off into the distance and thought `fair play´, there was no way I would have been able to go so fast at that time. We used a harder compound on the tyres and they were taking time to warm up. Then I saw Dani tumbling and rolling in the gravel. Given his past record in the wet, he was riding very well up until then. From then on it was just a matter of making sure of increasing a small advantage with every lap. We ran the harder compound on the left side, with just some small `loses´ during the race which worried me a bit. Thanks to the team for everything, and it´s nice to close the championship up a bit more.´

Valentino Rossi – Second Placed

`It´s a positive result for me, because I am top of the ranking. Second is not so bad considering the track conditions today. It was fun to ride in the bad conditions, but starting from the third row we lost a lot of time at the beginning. I saw Dani in the gravel and tried to come back at Casey, but it was not possible. I´m happy because I was fast right until the end.´

Chris Vermeulen – Third Placed

`We had a bad qualifying session yesterday. Starting from the fifth row made it difficult for us, there was a lot of spray coming up. I stayed upright at the start but, like Casey said, we were using the harder tyre and it was difficult to get heat into it. There was no way I was going to catch these guys, they were too quick for me today, but I´m very happy to be on the podium again.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, ALICE MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND

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