Rossi took the final podium place three seconds further behind Marquez and Pedrosa. The Doctor's third place effort was still good enough to increase his championship lead. Said Rossi, ”I think that Dani had something in his pocket - I was at the limit with a constant rhythm, but at one point he was able to pull out 2 very fast laps, I tried to battle but he was too quick. Anyway it's another podium, I gained 3 points on Jorge [Lorenzo] which is important for the championship. We know that we always suffer here against the Hondas, so we'll wait for a better track for the M1!"