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MotoGP rider quotes from pre-event press conference

MotoGP rider quotes from pre-event press conference

MotoGP rider quotes from pre-event press conference

Valentino Rossi: Here will be more difficult than in Suzuka because it will probably be in the dry and we have not raced this bike in the dry yet. It will also be the first time we use the bike at this circuit. It doesn't usually take us long to get up to speed at new circuits but we will see. Hopefully it will stay dry and the track will give good grip.

Loris Capirossi: Last year I had a great race with Valentino and hopefully we can put on a good show again. I think the 2 strokes will be a lot closer to the 4 strokes at this circuit because it is a lot tighter. It is also one of my favourite tracks so I am hoping for a good race.

Garry McCoy: I took my first victory at this track in 2000 so I have good memories but that was 2 years ago now and I have to try and do it all over again. I am recovering okay from my broken leg although it will be difficult here because it is all right handers and that is the side which hurts. I expect to be close to 100% in Jerez.

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MotoGP, 2002, Africa's Grand Prix

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