The podium press conferences from today's season ending 125, 250 and MotoGP Valencia Grands Prix.

MotoGP class.

Valentino Rossi - 1st: "For sure this is an important victory - I've never won here before, but this weekend I was very fast. The race was hard as Sete was very fast, but I tried hard and took a small advantage. Valencia is the last circuit I've never won at so it's very good."

Sete Gibernau - 2nd: "First of all congratulations to Rossi and his team for the title. I just want to thank the best team, best sponsor - Telefonica - and also the great strength I was able to find from Daijiro (Kato's) family... once again Daijiro we will never forget you."

Loris Capirossi - 3rd: "I am so happy today because this track is not good for Ducati so to take this podium is so good. I want to thank the whole team for this result."

250cc class.

Randy de Puniet - 1st: "It was a very difficult because Toni is very hard in the last laps. He passed me on the last lap, but I got him back immediately. To win the last race is perfect!"

Toni Elias - 2nd: "I'm a little bit angry because I wanted to win here but Randy was very strong. I caught him and tried to get past - the last lap was a nice fight for the fans. He won in my country. No problem. I finished the championship third and want to dedicate this result to my team."

Manuel Poggiali - 3rd (world champion): "It has not been easy for me. On Wednesday I was ill, then I crashed a few times. The race was hard as I hurt my leg this morning, but the result is very good and I'm very happy."

125cc class.

Casey Stoner - 1st: "It's a very good feeling to beat the Spanish riders at their home circuit, especially as Hector is sponsored by this circuit. I'm very happy to have finally won - I'm surprised but happy."

Steve Jenkner - 2nd: "A fantastic race for me. I started down the grid and had to ride hard. I wanted to pass Stoner, but made some mistakes in the final laps - but I'm still really happy."

Hector Barbera - 3rd: "I was saving everything for the last lap - I tried hard to pass and ran wide both times. I'm a bit disappointed, but after breaking two engines this weekend I'm happy with third."

 

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