Q: What are your thoughts on Silverstone?
A: Silverstone is never an easy track for me, I am trying to be focused because last year was a difficult race and I had many problems in the race weekend in practice and everything. I am trying to stay focused and look forward to tomorrow so I can understand the track because the track is new asphalt and it is the first time in a long time that they have done this, so we have to check the track, see what is the grip and what bumps we have on the track. Then we have to choose which tyre is the best, but this is a track where normally it is cold in the morning to put the hard tyres on. Maybe the new asphalt will give me better feeling on track with better grip.
Q: Do you think you'll be able to continue your record of winning at least one race a year in MotoGP here in front of the British crowd?
A: I'm not sure, it is not my ideal track for that and honestly this season I've not been at the pace I want to and struggling a lot to be in the front group, starting from the qualifying. I need to be on the podium first and then get some confidence, but sure I would like to.
Q: Where, if not Silverstone, do you think you may be able to win out of the tracks remaining? What tracks best suit yourself and the Honda?
A: Difficult to say because this year, before coming to here, I had some tracks but it didn't work out. I'm not so confident now to tell you which track.
Q: In your career do you have a moment or a race that is your favourite?
A: Definitely the World Championships were amazing moments but in MotoGP maybe one of the highlights was the last lap battle in Brno, fighting with Lorenzo for the win. I was fighting for the championship also at this time so it was an amazing victory.
Q: Seeing as it is your final season in MotoGP, what do you think you'll miss the most about the paddock and MotoGP?
A: For sure the adrenaline of racing and fighting for the victory. When you are in the weekend and you have a good feeling and in practice you are at the front, you know before the race you can do a good race. That is an amazing pressure, you're nervous but at the same time you are happy to be nervous, you want to go full out but you don't want to make a mistake, all that combination is a strange feeling and I don't think I'll be able to find in another place in the world, so for sure this will be difficult to feel again.