"It has been an emotional day! Today was not my last time on the grid, but it was very special and emotions were high. I was feeling the people in the stands, the atmosphere, I had my team around, all the riders I have been growing up with around, and I was thinking that I am a lucky guy to have spent ten years chasing my dreams in MotoGP… So today was very special considering all of this. The race was really good, and I was performing better than ever, but then I crashed. The good thing is that I could rejoin the race, and see the final checkered flag, with points. For me, it means a lot, even if we came back with a broken bike. I want to say a huge thank you to my crew for their work this year, and I also want to thank Tech3 and GASGAS for their warm welcome.”
"It is a shame to finish the season in a crash, because I really felt that I could do a good race after we worked well all weekend. It has been a positive season for us, we had good and bad moments, but we learnt above all. I want to thank the whole GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 team, and I look forward to another great season together!"
"Bittersweet feeling for us as today was not the way we wanted to end the 2023 season. We expected much better from Augusto Fernandez on his home race, but he missed his start and dropped many positions from P13. Later on, he crashed, so it is a disappointing way to conclude his rookie season. Pol Espargaro also suffered from a crash, but I think that he really wanted to head back to the garage on his wheels as it was his last race with us, so he came back with a broken bike, but with two points. It was an emotional end for him. It has been a tricky season for the GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3 team overall. Augusto showed high potential, but he now needs to confirm it and turn it into results. We are sure that he will be strong next year. Pol’s crash in Portimao killed all his chances this season, it was a really tough season, but he came back and did everything he could. This is not the season we were expecting, but this is how it is. Thank you to all the team for their work this year, it was a long and exhausting season, but everyone did a great job. Time to focus on 2024!"