10. Estoril, Portugal R3, 1 May 2011
Casey Stoner (3rd) happy with rostrum finish:
“I was challenging Marco for third position in the first turn and he cut me off which I'm not so happy about, then in turn four he crashed and I lost the tow to Dani and Jorge. Then during the race at some point, I felt my back completely lock up on me and I couldn't move for three or four corners, so I'm very happy to stay in third place today.”
9. Losail, Qatar R1, 20 March 2011
Jorge Lorenzo (2nd) finishes on podium at first round:
“I think maybe I am more proud of that podium than a race victory, that's how I feel tonight. I put everything I have inside into my riding on the track for the race from the start to the end and was on the limit every lap. I almost crashed on one corner but I managed to stay on the bike and finished in second position which is the best that I could do.”
8. Silverstone, England, R6, 12 June 2011
Cal Crutchlow after breaking collarbone in qualifying:
“I am not very happy that this happened to me ahead of my home race at Silverstone when things were going really well for the weekend.
“The operation on my collarbone was a success and the doctors seem really happy with the outcome, but I am still in a lot of pain. Unfortunately, the break is a lot worse than the one Colin [Edwards] had in Catalunya, and I've got different pain and movement levels. I've also spent two days lying on my back with a suspected neck injury, so my shoulder just got swollen."
7. Phillip Island, Australia R16, 16 October 2011
Casey Stoner wins world title in style:
“I don't think anyone could plan things to happen better than they have today. The race was incredibly difficult, the conditions were very tough.
“I managed to control it and maintain the gap to everyone and thankfully bring it home for the win, but it was a little bit nerve-racking for sure. I'm really sorry that Jorge had the accident this morning, he's a great competitor and I think if he'd been here racing today things might not have turned out the way they have.”
6. Valencia, Spain R18, 6 November 2011
Valentino Rossi gives thoughts on Simoncelli funeral:
“It was a difficult week and a difficult moment for sure from Sunday in Sepang. I tried to stay as much as possible with Paolo and all the family of Marco that are very good friends of mine, also his mother and sister.
“The feeling in Italy was unbelievable but also great for Marco because a lot of people remember him from the whole part of Italy and demonstrated that many people followed and liked a lot what Marco did on and off the track.
“Also in a bad moment like this the atmosphere was great with a lot of people wanting to say Ciao to Marco. It is good to be here in Valencia and it is a strange feeling for everybody. But I think it is the best way to remember Marco.”
5. Assen, The Netherlands, R7, 25 June 2011
Ben Spies on maiden MotoGP victory: