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Quotations from the top 125 riders after the first qualifying session

Quotations from the top 125 riders after the first qualifying session

Quotations from the top 125 riders after the first qualifying session

Manuel Poggiali: `I had some problems with suspension today so for sure I will be able to go faster tomorrow. The Aprilia and Honda guys are very fast but my bike is very competitive. The track is difficult because the bike slides a lot but these conditions are the same for everybody.´

Pablo Nieto (2nd): `The Aprilia is more suited to my stiffer riding style and that is why I am able to go quick. There is still one more qualifying session to go and we will need to work a lot to hold or improve this position. Second place is very good but you are always looking to advance and tomorrow we will try our best for pole.´

Dani Pedrosa (3rd): `The lap time isn´t bad – it is quicker than my best lap last year so that is good. The track is still slippery but it is getting cleaner and it is the same for the other riders so I have no complaints. We have had a slight problem with the engine today but hopefully we can sort it out tonight and go quicker tomorrow.´

Tags:
125cc, 2002, Africa's Grand Prix

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