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Quotes from the main protagonists of the 250 first qualifying session

Quotes from the main protagonists of the 250 first qualifying session

Quotes from the main protagonists of the 250 first qualifying session

Franco Battaini (1st): `I had a few problems earlier on with one of my bikes but we worked really hard in between the two sessions to solve them. I am absolutely delighted to be on provisional pole again and fingers crossed I can keep it up for the whole weekend this time!´

Marco Melandri (2nd): `Today we have done a lot of work on the tyres for the race because the conditions here are so hot it is very difficult. So far I am only managing ten laps so we have a lot of work to do. This will be our main focus tomorrow, although pole position would be a nice bonus if I could manage it!´

Fonsi Nieto (3rd): `To be honest I am surprised to be so far up the standings today. I have had a problem with the rear suspension, different to the problems we had in Suzuka, and we spent the session trying to fix it. I put a soft tyre on to do a fast lap but I was held up and the rubber was spent.´

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Africa's Grand Prix

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