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2nd Julián Simón“To tell the truth it was a pity not to ride in normal conditions here in Japan. In any case it was...


2nd Julián Simón
“To tell the truth it was a pity not to ride in normal conditions here in Japan. In any case it was a longer and more fun race than in Qatar, and I enjoyed myself a lot on the opening laps. I was, however, unhappy with myself for my bad start. The race was hard because the conditions weren’t great and the engine wasn’t going through the revs well, but I don’t think that we chose badly on the tyre front. All through the race I had good pace, and I am happy because I gave my all at every moment. I tried to keep up with Iannone but it was tough, so I can just be content in the work done by the team and see how we can improve in order to take the win at Jerez.”

10th Bradley Smith
“The start of the race was pretty difficult, because I was using slicks and had no grip. I was just thinking about not crashing with the knowledge that the track was drying out rapidly, because my plan was too push on in the last part of the race. I had some problems with the engine on the corner exit, and it was more aggressive and harder to control. I don’t know why this happened. With three laps to go I nearly crashed after the bike bucked, but I was thankfully able to complete the race. Tenth isn’t what I expected, but at least there’s a few more points on the board, so next weekend in Jerez I am convinced that we can be more successful.”

19th Sergio Gadea
“When I started the race the track was wet, but you could see that there were some dry areas. The tyre choice was a risky one, and I knew after a few laps that we had probably made a mistake. I tried to start fast and gain places in the opening part of the race, but when the track dried further there was nothing that I could do. Despite this fiasco I am calm, because under normal conditions I know that we would have been at the front.”