MXLarge.com: You looked really good in the races, no mistakes and really riding well. Tell us about the change from last year? Cairoli: I just think to not make mistake because I lost the championship last year because of small mistakes. In Spain in the first moto I made big mistake and lost many points. Last year I was world champion and thought about that a lot. This year it is like 2004 when I came into the Grand Prix. I am relaxed more, enjoy the racing and don't push too hard. My head is free and I enjoy the races better.
Antonio Cairoli does a Nac-Nac on his way to winning the first round of the MXGP World Championship in the MX2 class
Pourcel looked really quick on Saturday, did you watch his heat race? I didn't see anything from him. I just thought about my own race, no risk and a good race. I am not interested in anyone else, just myself.
What about the track, did you enjoy riding the new layout? The track was very hard, many bumps. I prefer the old track, more lines and more fun. Now it was harder physically. My condition is okay, but it can be better. Now I am good, I feel good on the bike, finish the race easy, but I want my best during the season, not now When the pre-season started in Mantova people were saying that you were riding so well, in fact some people said your speed was crazy. Do you like Mantova? Mantova, I like that track. When I was younger I also went fast on 80cc, so I have always liked it. I also like the new round in Spain, I like Portugal… I don't like Germany so much, but when I get there this year I just try and get as many points as possible.
Cairoli is off to a great start in 2007
Tommy Searle looked strong at times on the weekend. Did he impress you and who else is going to be tough for the championship? Tommy has a good style and he is young, so I think he can do better. I just think now it is Pourcel and (Tyla) Rattray who are going to be quickest for the championship.