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Quotations from the top three riders in the MotoGP race

Quotations from the top three riders in the MotoGP race

Quotations from the top three riders in the MotoGP race

Tohru Ukawa (1st): ´I´m very happy to have scored this victory in the first year of the MotoGP category. I knew Rossi would attack me over the last three laps, and I remember a 250 race in 1999 which was very similar. The victory today is a good first step in the championship.´

Valentino Rossi (2nd): ´I chose a different tyre to Tohru for the race. I got off to a good start, and had a good rhythm going, but I couldn´t shake off Ukawa who came with me. In the end I made a mistake which cost me, but second place is still good for the championship.´

Loris Capirossi (3rd): ´I´m happy because I rode a good race. When Rossi and Ukawa broke away I tried to go with them but I had to be satisfied with third in the end because if I had pushed too much it would have been dangerous because of the state of the tyres.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Africa's Grand Prix

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