Racer X: How did you feel in Northern Ireland? You looked very strong.
Kevin Strijbos: I felt good. You know, the last few weeks I have been in good form, even the last Grand Prix (in Namur) I was the fastest, but I didn't have much luck. I rode good here. The first moto was difficult because I got arm pump and had to slow down, but the second moto I was not tired and my arms were good and I had some good laps and good lines.
That is finished with Suzuki the bad feelings about his being dropped from the team). I just want to do well for Luke my mechanic and for myself. My mechanic is working really hard and I am sad that I have to leave him.
How was the track? We got a lot of rain, but on Sunday morning it looked really good for racing.
The first moto was good; the mud was gone from the racing lines, they did a good job in taking the mud away and also making the jumps a little lower, and that made is easier for the riders.
What about the championship race, it's really turned a little weird with Josh missing the last two rounds. How do you feel about it?
It's strange, I mean first it was me out injured, then it was Josh out injured. It is sad for him because he was the strongest guy; for me I wanted him to win the championship because he earned it. I hope he can ride in England and Lierop. Looking at Steve, he had a bad time in Ireland, he got some okay results, but he really did it the hard way. He doesn't look nervous, but he looks wild on the track. I don't know how he feels.
Do you think about your injury and missed chance to race for the championship?
I do think about the fact I got injured, but that is racing, and maybe if I didn't get injured then Josh also didn't, so it's just not my year. I want to think about next year and see what is happening. I am riding better than ever. After Japan I didn't feel good, but before Loket I felt good and since winning that Grand Prix everything is going well. I feel fit and I am not tired after two motos.
Four GP wins in your career and maybe a couple more in England and Holland, then the Motocross of Nations. You want to finish the year on a high in America?
I won in Loket in 2005 and then three this year, so I have four GP wins so far, that's great, but I want more. As for the MXoN, I have not had a 250 yet for training for the des Nations. I want to finish the season strong, win the last two GPs and then go to America. I have a bike from America and I think I can do okay over there.