Alvaro Post-Race Quotes: Catalunya
“During the race it was very hard to ride, because the heat was very intense. I couldn’t make any mistakes. On the first lap I lost a few places, but I kept calm because I knew that things were under control. After three laps I saw that I could impose my pace on the others, and maybe escape from Hector, so in the end things worked out fine.
This win is important for my morale, because at the moment we are the only ones to have repeated a victory in 2009. It is a big blow to our rivals. Despite Simoncelli falling, we can’t rule anyone out for the championship, and in any case we have to focus on our own work and do what we’ve been doing. I would like to thank the fans for their tremendous support over the home races, and I’m glad to have been able to give them a win.”