Petrucci:- 'They gave me a warning for that contact with Marquez and I tried to recover but I never managed to get back in the top three even though in the end I was able to pass Folger to get into fourth place.
I thought I could take Pedrosa to get another podium but then I felt that the rear rubber had started to drop. I tried to change the mapping but things didn't improve.
I was trying to resist, but I couldn't accelerate any more - maybe I pushed a bit too early to recover. I was there with them.' Quote - MotoGP
Vinales:- 'From first, leading, to 16th now is a big drama for me. Because I go home, I don't know what happened, I'm not really motivated and I have to do many races'. Quote motorsport.com
Pedrosa:- 'The feeling was not there and I'm happy for the points, the championship is really difficult - every week it's moving a lot.
We can see Honda and Yamaha struggling more to keep the good and bad.
The Ducatis are a little more stable. So for sure they are doing some good things.' Quote crash.net
First of all because is one of my favourite tracks and we expected to do a good race, also because last year was a gread race and I won. It's very strange that the two races where last year I won this year are the worst.
So we were a bit worried a during the weekend we tried a lot of different things but unfortunately we were never fast enough, and today the race was very, very difficult.
For me, the main problem is that the bike has more understeer and after the problem becomes very big for the rear tyre. At the end, the main problem is the rear traction, especially on the right, because already after ten laps I as very very much in trouble and I had to slow down very much.
I tried everything but anyway it was impossible to exit fast from the corner. I felt the lack of turning with this bike from the first time that I tried it. I always sffer, sometimes more, sometimes less. So for tomorrow we can have some stuff that has nothing to do with the 2016 bike but maybe omething that can be interesting for improve this one.'
'The old bike, under my point of view, turns better, and stresses less the rear tyre and here like in Jerez Yamaha Tech 3 riders are faster than us.
It was already good to take some points and it's a great shame also that I lose two positions in the championship but anyway it's still very tight and we are five riders in 28 points, but also Zarco and Lorenzo are not very far.
Now we have to concentrate on the future because tomorrow we'll have an important test and it's positive that we can make the test in this track, where we struggle. We hope to improve the speed and the feeling with the bike'.
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Lorenzo:- 'It's the first time I am less than 10s away so a good race but obviously I want to win and fourth place is not where I want to be.
But we are closer and I need a more natural bike to spring my potential.
Right now I am doing good races but not exceptional races'. - Quote Autosport
Crutchlow:- 'I survived and I managed to finish which is probably the main thing!
It wasn't the greatest day I've ever had on a motorcycle, but I was pleased enough having started in 17th.
We had our issues in the race and we've had the all weekend but, as mad as it sounds, I was actually quite confident of going towards the podium today. I chose a hard tyre thinking that everybody else's would drop, but ours wasn't even good on the warm up lap, so that made things so tough in the race.
I think we managed well this weekend. We had the odds stacked against us after qualifying in 17th and mking the mistakes we did. But Honda did a great job to get Marc and Dani on the podium, bit it's difficult when the Ducati bike is making up four tenths on Pedrosa in a straight line.
We just have to continue to work hard, but it was a great job by Dovi and I'm really pleased for him'. Quote -MotoGP
Marquez:- 'I immediately felt great again, on the bike and with the front.
Actually I did my fastest lap on that tyre, as it was more stable.I was smiling again, at least on this track.
Hopefully we can continue on this path with the tyres'. Quote crash.net
Folger:- 'So far this year, I am very pleased with the performances that we have produced, including the pre-season test, but there is much more to come from me.' Quote - motorsport.com
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