"I am sure it is going to be a very competitive year, we are a lot of riders and there are a lot of fast guys, the best riders from all over the World. Even last year it was very tough, now we have the best Americans as well, all are very fast."
"I tried hard last year and it was a good season but I know I must do better this year. I have to work on everything with my riding, moving forward one step at a time, I don't think that there is one thing particularly that I need to improve on more than other things, just be faster everywhere."
"It is funny but my favourite tracks are Le Mans and Valencia but we are not racing there this year. Of the ones where we are going I think that Sachsenring is the best. All the Grand Prix tracks are good though and not easy. But this is not supposed to be easy, we are trying to become Grand Prix racers and I want to race in Grand Prix; 125, 250 and then MotoGP."
"I like watching Mike de Meglio and Loris Capirossi but I appreciate all riders. I have been working hard in the off season, cycling, riding motocross and working out in the gym, a lot of training and every day. I am confident that I can do well this year, there is no reason why I should not win."