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Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Valentino Rossi: `I always love coming to Jerez. I raced my first ever race outside of Italy here in 1995 and since then I have had lots of podiums and happy memories. Racing in Spain is always like a party and the atmosphere here will be very special. It feels like I have spent the whole winter on an aeroplane so it is good to be back in Europe with my motorhome.´

Max Biaggi: `Switching from the 2 stroke to the 4 stroke was not such a major change for me but at the moment we are not riding to win and that is the important difference. It is very tough for us but hopefully we will have a new chassis in Mugello and can fight for the victories again.´

Jeremy McWilliams: `When Kenny Roberts asked me to ride for his team we never thought we would be fighting for the Championship – our objective was to take this bike as far as possible and I think we are doing that. We are not racing with the 4 stroke guys but in testing at this track I lapped close to Valentino´s times on the 2 stroke last year so if we can reproduce that form then we should do okay.´

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MotoGP, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de España

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