BRAZILIAN GP – RIO DE JANEIRO
Friday November 2nd, 2001
Second pole for Fonsi Nieto, Locatelli in first rowFonsi Nieto #10 (Valencia Circuiti Aspar Team)´Well I´m happy this is my second pole position. After achieving the one in Valencia and obviously this makes me happy. Today after my fastest lap I followed Katoh unwillingly and this helped me a little. I am happy because I made a good tyres choice, and because yesterday we had a few problem´s, which we were able to solve. Now tomorrow I can fight for the podium´.Jeremy McWilliams (MS Aprilia Racing) #99´You can see that I am used to the bump´s, but I don´t feel 100 percent. This track is dangerous for me, because there are many irregularities in the of corners entries. You have to be careful, but the problem is the same for every body´. Roberto Locatelli #15 (MS Eros Ramazzotti Racing)´We worked well today. If tomorrow morning in the warm we are able to take another small step forward, then I can have the result that I am dreaming of, which is taking a second podium in the 250 class. I am very optimistic and just hope for a good result´. Tetsuya Harada (MS Aprilia Racing) #31´Compared to yesterday the situation has really improved. We are headed in the right direction and the setting is now almost perfect. It´s a pity for my position on the starting grid, but I found a lot of traffic during my attempt during my fastest lap. Otherwise I could have been even faster. But I feel confident for the race´.Marco ´Macio´ Melandri (MS Aprilia Racing) # 5´We are not on the right path, not in braking or acceleration, the bike doesn´t satisfies me. Unfortunately in these conditions it is not possible to ride efficiently. We hope to find the right solutions this evening. This is not an impossible task. I´m a little disappointed it´s obvious, after the provisional pole I expected better´.