Catalunya GP – Post-Race Quotes: 125cc

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3rd Sergio Gadea:
“I’m very happy with this result, and for placing at the top during all of the practice sessions, as it shows that things are going well. This year we are back to having fun, and I’m feeling like a kid again on the bike. The race was hard, and when I had eight laps left I was ready to give up, but I saw that the podium places were close so I tried to take off. We were lacking about two tenths in the chase for the leaders, so I had to really push to get on the rostrum. The last lap was crazy, and I really think that Julian deserved to be on the podium. In the end it was very close. I feel bad about it, because he did a good race and just made an error. I am happy with my result though, as I gave it my all.”

4th Julián Simón:
“It has been a pity, because we were watching the pace on every lap in order to take victory, and in the previous lap I saw L1 on the control tower, so I thought that the race was over. The mechanics put +0.6 on the board ahead of Iannone, and when I didn’t see the chequered flag I didn’t know what had happened. I want to apologise to my team, because they did an impeccable job over the weekend. It leaves a bittersweet taste, but the positive thing is that we are still leading the championship, we did a great race and we are on the right track. We are picking up very good results, and we are very consistent, so that will stick with me. We have seen a strong Julito, the fans had fun and we can learn from this mistake just as we did after Jerez.”

8th Bradley Smith:
“We basically knew that it would be a hard race since Friday. We have worked a lot over the weekend and improved with every session in terms of times and feeling, but we didn’t have the pace to run with the front group. In the middle of the race I made a mistake and lost the chasing group, which were after the podium. The team have done an incredible job, and looked for the best setting without ever throwing in the towel. We have a good package, and I’m happy with this result because we have taken points. Now I can look forward to Assen, where we have another chance to fight for the win.”

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