Cycle World: First of all, congratulations on your first MotoGP podium, how do you feel?
MV: "Getting a podium was my target this year and I've been chasing it since the first round. Finally I made it at Le Mans, a circuit where I won my first GP in 125cc in 2011. That time the victory had a special taste because I had just arrived in the GPs and no knew me, but I'm really happy. In the first laps I fought with my teammate and lost some time, but then I had a good pace and I could recover. I was in fifth place behind Marquez and Dovizioso when they crashed. Once I was behind Valentino, I preferred to ride more conservatively. I was overthinking it at Argentina when I crashed, and I didn't want to again lose the podium opportunity. So I succeeded to maintain the concentration and to manage Pedrosa, who was closing the gap. It's a great satisfaction and I'd like to thank the people around me and Kiara (Fontanesi, four-time motocross world champion, and girlfriend) for her support."