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Quotations from the top three riders in the 250 race

Quotations from the top three riders in the 250 race

Quotations from the top three riders in the 250 race

Marco Melandri (1st): ´After half the race I was on my own, and I had to concentrate hard. I could have even gone faster, but I just tried to put in a lot of constant laps. I'm very happy as the bike was very good, and all the team is working well. I would like to thank everyone who has been right behind me.´

Franco Battaini (2nd): ´I didn´t start the race well, but I pushed hard and was able to overtake many riders. I want to apologise to Roberto (Locatelli) because we touched twice during the race, but in the end I was faster and had to get past, and was happy to finish in second.

Fonsi Nieto (3rd): ´I´m very happy with the race because we´ve had problems all weekend with bike´s suspension. The beginning of the race was difficult with a full tank, but once the fuel load lightened I went much faster and was able to move up to third. The team is working hard, and now I´m looking forward to the next race in Jerez.´

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

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