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MotoGP podium finishers give Malaysia analysis

MotoGP podium finishers give Malaysia analysis

The reactions from the rostrum in the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Valentino Rossi – Race Winner

`The conditions were unbelievable because the temperatures were incredible out there. We worked hard to get the M1 strong during the winter here, and we knew that the bike was suitable for the type of corners that we have here. We worked very well with the team this year and started off with a great setting. I had a great battle early in the race with Dani, but I had ten laps alone which, although the track is fun, were hard work. I´m happy because it´s my ninth victory of the year; I like this number and will try for ten in Valencia!´

Dani Pedrosa – Second Place

`When I was in front I felt that Valentino was comfortable behind me all the time. I knew that he would push when in front, but I was unable to improve my pace. Valentino always gives more in the race than in practice, and we need to learn this and push harder. The weekend had started hard, but we kept improving and finally were able to get second. Second place is very good and we are happy with this.´

Andrea Dovizioso – Third Place

`I´m really happy about my first podium. It was very difficult this year, we had many problems. We worked a lot and can be really happy with the result. It was so important for my team because next year I will go to HRC. It was a difficult race because of the temp. tried push 100% and always on the front. Never saw nicky´s line so didn't know where he would try to overtake me.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX

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