I'm lucky because I don't feel too much pressure - it's only in the last hour before the race, and even then it's good, positive pressure.
Every year starts from scratch. I know that I am the one everybody wants to beat. It's like I have a target on my back.
When it's difficult like this, the taste (of winning) is better.
If Valentino Rossi wants to do some testing, but let's say, again, that we help him more than him helping us at the moment. You never know. Maybe he can help us in the future.
Did the fact that 2004 was so (relatively) easy to win the championship make Ferrari a little bit more complacent going into 2005, and following on from that, does this year being so difficult, make the team tougher and ready for 2006?
That was one of the hardest races of the season
Unfortunately, Sete had a problem, which was bad luck for him because he should have been on the podium. Anyway, this is a good win for me and now I just need one more for the title. But it is not over yet.
Testing the day after a race is always a bit difficult, and when you have won the race it is even harder to feel motivated! However we know that we have to keep improving, because the championship is not over yet and anything could happen!
The advantage we have in the championship means that I can ride at each of the remaining six rounds without pressure to try to win every race
For sure, this is a magic circuit for me, ... I have had some great, great battles here in the past.
Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people and it was more easy for me to find the first bike, so I have a good chance for sure.
As for the level of spectacle of the two disciplines, I leave it to the people who watch the races to comment.
Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.
It's a big, big advantage because understanding what changes we might make takes time and it takes time to work out settings and to understand everything about the new machine.
Once the races begin it's more difficult and there is never that much time for testing.