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Quotations from the top MotoGP riders after the first day of qualifying in Suzuka

Quotations from the top MotoGP riders after the first day of qualifying in Suzuka

Quotations from the top MotoGP riders after the first day of qualifying in Suzuka

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

Loris Capirossi (1st): `I am very pleased with this time because it is the result of a lot of hard work over the winter. This is a good time to hit form because we are quite level with the 4 strokes at the moment and we must beat them before they develop further. I think I will need to improve my time tomorrow if I am going to hold on to pole.´

Valentino Rossi (2nd): `Second place is not such a bad place to be so I am happy with today. I had a crash this morning at a pretty dangerous part of the track and hurt my elbow a little bit but it is nothing serious.

Kenny Roberts (4th): `I still feel there's room for improvement for the ultimate lap time, especially if the wind dies down. My time came on a race tyre rather than a qualifier, but we desperately need to find something that can last the race.

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MotoGP, 2002, SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan

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