"It's going to be a tough season, we've got the Americans and the other new guys to race against. I just hope that I can carry on the form that I had at the end of last year and be running in the front group. Towards the end of last year mostly my starts and opening laps were good, that is what had been causing problems earlier in the season."
"I know I need to improve my qualifying because everything is going to be important this year, there are a lot of fast guys, Mat Scholtz and Hiura from last year, Danny Kent who has experience from the Spanish Championship and Jake Gagne, he was especially fast at Valencia, some of the new guys will also be fast."
"There are always things to improve on, apart from qualifying I also need to work on being more consistent and I'll be working with Gustl just to become an all round better rider. I enjoy all tracks, certainly all the tracks we go to. Crashing at Sachsenring last year wasn't a good experience but there is nothing wrong with the track."
"Of course I want to end up in Grand Prix and it's great to get the chance to do some races this year. I got to know Scott Reading last year and what he did, winning the GP was very impressive, it shows what can be done. You also watch great riders like Marco Simoncelli and Mike de Meglio, then what Valentino did last year, coming back and dominating like that, just fantastic."