"This morning we decided to go back to the 2012 chassis, because from the beginning of the year I have had a lot of difficulty adjusting to this season's one,” he said. “The difference is small but in the warm-up I found the best feeling of the weekend with the bike.
“So I decided to keep the chassis for the race. On the first lap of the race I had to adapt to the behaviour of the bike, which made me lose several positions and some time, but luckily I was able to pull myself together. However, it was too late to keep up with Pirro and Hayden.
“I think I was the only rider who used the soft front tyre, as with the hard front I could not ride well. When I was passed by Barberá I stuck behind him. I'm happy because today we finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel. As the laps went by I could enjoy riding again."