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MotoGP top three talk in Brno

MotoGP top three talk in Brno

Exhausted after a spectacular Cardion ab Grand Prix Ceske Republiky, the podium finishers faced the cameras to explain their version of events.

Valentino Rossi – Race Winner

`I knew today would be very difficult with Casey (Stoner) so strong, and his first lap was impressive. I lost a bit of time with John (Hopkins) in the first corner, because he overtook me. This time we had the pace with Stoner, and I was catching up with him. I knew my setting and tyres were working well. I think I could possibly have beaten him in a battle. Unfortunately he crashed, and then I was ahead with an eleven second lead. If he hadn´t have crashed then things would have been tougher, for sure.´

Toni Elias – Second Placed

`It has been a difficult season until now. The situation changed at Sachsenring with some new parts. At Laguna Seca I made a mistake, but I knew that it would be possible to get on to the podium here. Yesterday was really difficult, and so I started from back on the grid here. I passed many riders and the last seven laps I was comfortable with my pace.´

Loris Capirossi – Third Placed

`I´m really happy. After Barcelona I have not had the right condition for riding well. Three weeks off in the summer break, and now I am fit. The podium is amazing for all the team, not just me. A new season for me starts tomorrow - I´m trying the new bike in the test here.´


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