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Valentino Rossi:

´ I´m pretty satisfied with the setting of my machine for the race.We did a good job today and the problems of yesterday are solved and I have been able to put together many fast laps.

Of course the problem with rear tyres on this track remains and I guess that in the race we will have the rear end sliding because the corners are very long. Banked over for so long the edge of the tyre reaches a very high temperature and accelerating off the corners you get big slides.

I think I would have taken pole position but on my very last lap, after being fastest in sections one, two and three, I lost a few tenths of a second on the exit from the last corner. Before that lap I lost some time because Barros and McCoy were trying to stay in my slipstream to make better times. That´s racing and I´m not so worried about that.´

500cc, 2001

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