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Quotations from the main protagonists of the first 250cc qualifying practice

Quotations from the main protagonists of the first 250cc qualifying practice

Quotations from the main protagonists of the first 250cc qualifying practice

After the first day of qualifying for the Grand Prix of Japan, here´s what the main protagonists in the 250 class had to say.

Franco Battaini (1st): `I love my bike and I love my team, everything is going really well. I am extremely happy with the time I have set today because Suzuka is a very difficult track. Hopefully I can perform just as well tomorrow and hold on to pole position.´

Fonsi Nieto (2nd): `I am very satisfied with my time despite not making pole because I am one tenth of a second off the best lap and maintained a constant rhythm throughout the session. This will help us a lot in the race on Sunday and after working on tyre combinations today I think we can go faster in qualifying tomorrow.

Marco Melandri (3rd): `At the moment we are not at 100% because we still have to work to find the right tyre. The new design of the Dunlop curve is very nice and a lot quicker than before. The qualifying session was good although the wind made things a little more difficult.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan

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