Interviews From the Podium: Pedrosa, Lorenzo, and Stoner Speak After Estoril

Dani_Pedrosa_MotoGPDani Pedrosa took his first win of the 2011 MotoGP season this weekend at Estoril, ending Lorenzo’s streak of three consecutive wins at the Portugal GP. Pedrosa’s victory brings him to within four points of the championship leader, while Casey Stoner was able to gather some good points after a disappointing round in Jerez.

Pedrosa said:

I’m very happy for today’s win, but more than the win I’m happy for my condition and it seems that my surgery was finally successful.

Lorenzo said:

I made a good start and which I was really happy. I then pushed to my maximum to try to open up the gap to Pedrosa. Unfortunately today was not the day for that, he was too strong and consistent and at the end, he was maybe fresher to push. Second is a good result, we have a lot of points from three races, so I think we are in a good way to keep fighting for the championship. I want to thank my team who worked really hard this weekend to make sure we were as competitive as we could be.

Stoner said:

We had a pretty good start to the race but Dani moved across and I had to hit the brakes and back off so after that I was challenging Marco for 3rd position in the first turn and he cut me off which I’m not so happy about, then in turn 4 he crashed and I lost the tow to Dani and Jorge.

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