Valentino Rossi clocked up win number 8 (fifth from the last six) of the year and his 21st consecutive podium result all despite incurring a ten second penalty in the formative stages of the race due to passing under yellow flags.
And Nicky at 3rd!!!
(“It is really nice to get my first proper podium! I track was really slippery at first so I had to be careful, I saw Loris and Valentino go but I knew that I did not have the speed to keep with them. We had a decent fight and I wanted that third place real bad. Going into the last three laps I could see ‘P5’ on my lapboard and I had to go for it. I made a move on Sete and knew I had to hook the bike up and get it to the line if I was going to hang on. I am really happy to be up here and want to thank the team and all the sponsors.”)