"First of all, I want to thank all the guys on the team," said Gaviria. "They were wonderful during the year, and I really appreciate all the things they did for me. Things were very different this year; last year I was on my own, driving the car to each race, preparing my own bike, and I don't even know how to be a mechanic -- I had to walk all over the pits and ask everybody how to set up my bike! This year is so different, and I just want to say thanks to my team, my sponsors, and everyone who supported me. I tried my best to be in the top three," Gaviria added, "but I was also thinking about the championship at the end. I made it, I'm here, I didn't crash, and it was very fun."