For Rossi, second place was very satisfying, knowing that he now had the pace to compete with Lorenzo and Pedrosa. "Jerez is one of my favorite circuits, and I haven’t been on the podium since 2010," said Rossi. "We work very well during the weekend, we improved the bike, also this morning I knew I could be quite competitive for the race. But the conditions for the race were very, very difficult for everybody, our pace is a little bit slower. I chose the extra hard on the front (tire), it was a risk; but I was worried about the medium at the end of the race. I think it was the right choice for the Yamaha, in fact I could push a lot. The bike was sliding everywhere, but I can stay in a good rhythm. And at the end when Dani came, I know that he was a little bit faster but I gave the maximum and I came out in second place."