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Valentino Rossi:

´ I´m not so happy with the way qualifying practice ended today. This morning, in the free practice session, we had the feeling we had found good settings to adapt the machine to the poor track conditions and I was able to set the fastest time in the session. We had improved from yesterday, despite using a hard compound tyre that should be good for the race.

In the afternoon we tried to make further improvements but they didn´t work and we lost time because of that. I had the feeling that the machine was not performing as well as in the morning free practice session.

Basically I had a front end chatter problem and it was also very difficult to open the throttle coming off the corners because of a sliding rear end.

Of course we will try to improve our settings in the morning warm up as we did many times this year. I hope it will work because I have a great desire to conclude the season in the best possible way.´

500cc, 2001

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