Marco Simoncelli was mortified after his first lap crash and the usually exuberant Italian was subdued and looked embarrassed as he made his way back to the pit lane. He has blamed cold tyres for his crash. It is well known that Super Sic has a style of riding which is usually on the razor’s edge irrespective of his dicing with someone for position or not. He will have to produce results consistently for him to keep the contract that he has with Honda. Honda will look at him differently this year since he is no longer a rookie. Valentino Rossi was philosophical about his fifth place and declared that he is quite happy finishing there. He credited Andrea Dovizioso with superior race craft and claimed that was why his fellow Italian could beat him to the line for fourth place. Rossi believes that his shoulder is healing and though he does not have full strength yet be believes things will be 100% for the Catalunya race in a month’s time. He is more concerned about the bike and hopes some work gets done for better racing in two weeks time at Le Mans. Dani Pedrosa declared that he was happy with how his own shoulder is shaping up.