Lorenzo loses the championship lead to Stoner but the first three are still within ten points with the Australian on 90, the Mallorcan on 86 and Rossi close behind on 81. The next round of the championship is Lorenzo’s home race at Montmelo in Catalunya in two weeks time.2nd – Jorge Lorenzo Speaks…"Honestly, this is as good as a win for me and I can’t really believe the race today, it was like a movie! This morning in warm-up I was quite worried because I was slow in the rain, then on the sighting lap I slid off into the gravel pit. All I could think about was making it back to the pits as quickly as possible in case there was still a chance to make the grid and luckily I made it just in time. My team had the second bike ready and I was able to still start from the pole position. On the grid I tried not to think about the crash, I just tried to focus. But then I had a big slide off the line and the first part of the race wasn’t so good for me. I have to say the biggest thank you to my guys today for getting the damaged bike ready in such a short time; it was a brilliant job and after I swapped bikes everything changed. From then on I had a great rhythm and I was able to stay on fighting to the end and take this second place. It’s a really amazing result because things could have been much worse today, so thank you again to everyone for making it possible. I’m really happy with this result."3rd – Valentino Rossi Speaks…"Of course I am disappointed not to win again in Mugello but seven times in a row is not so bad and the important thing is that I made it onto the podium. It’s a very special moment in Mugello, with all the fans below, and I would have been very sad to have missed that! It was a very hard race today and once again the weather was a problem for us, we’re very unlucky in these half-and-half races and I think this is my first podium in one. In the wet we were very fast because we had found a great setting, but then when we changed bikes we made a mistake and chose a front tyre that was too hard, so it took me a long time to be able to put enough temperature on it and I lost a lot of time. At the end I was able to ride better and I knew that I had to make it onto the podium, so I am happy for this. Of course after Le Mans this is a big improvement and these points are important because it’s very close between the three of us."Team Manager – Daniele Romagnoli Speaks…"We can consider this like a victory after crashing on the sighting lap; we were very lucky to be able to get back to the pit in time to change the bike and to still be able to start from the grid. The mechanics were incredible today and showed their ability when repairing the damaged bike in such a short time; without such a brilliant job from them our race would have been over today so I have to say a huge thank you to them. The team did a great job and that enabled Jorge to do his part to take a fantastic second place. Congratulations to everyone!"Team Manager – Davide Brivio Speaks…"Of course this is not what we expect from Mugello, but we have taken an important podium and these 16 points are key for the championship. It is easy to say now that we could have done things differently, but we took a decision before the race based on the characteristics of our bike, on Valentino’s riding style and on our experience. You only know at the end of the race if the decision you took was the right one. Today we leave with a good points haul, we remain close to the top of the classification and we continue towards our goal: getting more and more points in order to make sure that we have more than everybody else at the end of the season!"