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250cc podium finishers on Motegi race

250cc podium finishers on Motegi race

The views of the top three 250cc riders on a tough race in Japan.

Marco Simoncelli – Racewinner

`This is a fantastic race, after we had worked very well in practice. Today my bike was very fast. I started well and finished the first lap at the front, then tried to push 100% every lap. At the finish I saw that Bautista was very near, but I tried to push more to get to the line first. It is the best race of my career I think, and I am very happy.´

Alvaro Bautista – Second Placed

`The backmarkers were a problem for me. They closed the corner and it was impossible after that to catch Marco with three laps to go. The race was very hard for me, I started from far back and at the beginning it was difficult to pass riders on the brakes. After this I could pass and my feeling got better, and I tried to push at my hardest. I was able to catch Marco, but he got a good distance between us when we got to the backmarkers. Second is not so bad, but we lost some points which is important for the championship.´

Alex Debon – Third Placed

`In the end I think that it´s a good result. We were around the top of the standings all weekend, but had problems with the finetuning of the bike. I gave all that I could in the race, and it has been good to finish on the podium again. We have three races to go and it is mathematically still possible for us to move up places, so we have to keep pushing to get to Valencia with the chance remaining.´


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