Valentino Rossi: At the beginning when you try the first time the 500, Ahh Fwak!
Mick Doohan: I use to think all road racers were nuts. You know racing around a track at that speed.
Kenny Roberts: It's just like a video game that has... the element of danger.
Wayne Rainey: As a racer you always have that at the back of your mind. That you always wonder when's it gonna happen. Cause it will happen, you know you will fall off.
Valentino Rossi: The speed is something dangerous but very exciting.
Max Biaggi: For the first approach you will think this is a crazy sport, but at the end of the day it's not that crazy.
Kevin Schwantz: Growin' up as a kid, always thinkin', you know If I could ever just race motorcycles and make a living that would be the coolest thing know to mankind.
Eddie Lawson: That's you job and that's what you do and you have to win, or you're out of your mind. If you got second you just wanted to kill everybody.
Julian Ryder: Anybody who could ride a 500cc GP motorcycle well enough to qualify on Grand Prix grid is a hero, Anybody! because these things are the most evil devices if your treat them wrong they will bite.
Valentino Rossi: The 500 is another world. The bike come from another world.
Graziano Rossi: I'm a big fan of motorcycle and a big fan Valentino.
Mick Doohan: Al lot of fun when you get it right but the other side of the coin is when you crash.
Kevin Schwantz: I think 90% of motorcycle racing is between the ears.
Graziano Rossi: In Italy, the Doctor is a name you give to someone for respect. It's very important "The Doctor".
Dr. Claudio Costa: It is incredible what a rider filled with irrational desire can achieve.
Fan: They're all superstars, even the one at the back.
Wayne Rainey: Oh, it's not a rivalry at all. I haven't seen Biaggi win anything.
Wayne Rainey: That day I was off just a little bit. I was struggling, but... I'd been in that situation many times so it wasn't nothing new. It was just an error on my part I just gotten in a little bit to hot, carrying little bit too much corner speed. So I really had to bank the bike over really hard keep it on line and when I just opened the throttle it...it stepped out. It was just an easy... It was an easy crash because it stepped out and I fell off the side of it. I was like sliding with the bike across the track but when I went off the track I hit a curb. It kind of set me up in the air then I landed in the gravel trap it had like speed bumps in it for the F1 cars and at that time that's what we were using in motorcycles. As soon I hit that I started, it set me off so then you know I didn't have any control how I was landing, where I was gonna land.
Tad Pilati: There's no feeling from the center of his chest down. He's being held in a hospital, he's in stable condition and the next 48 hours are gonna tell us everything.
Wayne Rainey: Now all the sand traps are smooth but sometimes it takes a big incident to get something changed.
Mick Doohan: I don't know where he gets his excuses, but I wish I had them when I was racing.
Kevin Schwantz: I use to love the rain because I felt like it made my motorcycles exactly the same as everybody else. At that point it turned in to a rider to rider battle.