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Quotes from the top three riders after the final qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders after the final qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders after the final qualifying session

Franco Battaini (1st): `In Suzuka I had a few problems with my bike during the race but here I hope to be fighting for the victory and at least finish on the podium. I like the circuit very much even though for the last two years I haven't done so well.´

Marco Melandri (2nd): `The motorcycle is really improving and I have been able to improve my lap times. I tried to set a faster lap towards the end of the session but I was held up by a few riders.

Roberto Rolfo (3rd): `My bike is really good, we worked a lot yesterday on the setting of the bike to find the best solution we can. Today I am also very happy because I set my best time when I was lapping alone.

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250cc, 2002, Africa's Grand Prix

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