"I'm happy because I finish a very positive season for me and my team with a great race, with a good result here in Valencia," said Rossi afterward. "For me it's a great achievement to take the pole position and finish in second place especially because this race was very difficult, the conditions were very dangerous. It's little bit of a shame because I was not so far from Marc and I had a good pace. But after I start to suffer a bit on the right with the tire, but anyway it was a good season. Second in the championship, a lot of podiums, two victories; now we have to work to make it better next year. Unfortunately I had some bad luck this year and its name is Marquez (laughs). Because without him I can win the championship and a lot of races. But he did a fantastic job, he won a lot of races, it's a great pleasure to fight with him. But we are not so far; we don't give up, we try to finish closer."