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Quotes from the top three riders on the 250 grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the 250 grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the 250 grid

Franco Battaini (1st): Yesterday we had lots of problems with the new asphalt and it was very difficult for the tyres. Today we began to understand the tyres better and I worked with the team to find the best solution. We made a good time with a hard tyre and I will use the same compound in the race.´

Fonsi Nieto (2nd): `I think I could have had pole position but on the last lap I was held up by Rolfo and I made a mistake on the last corner. My cousin took pole in 125 so it is a great day for my family here in Jerez. I am sure we will have good weather tomorrow and the conditions will be much better than South Africa.´

Marco Melandri (3rd): `It will be impossible for me to win the race in the same way as Welkom because I don´t like this track so much and I have not been able to lap quickly alone. I am sure it will be a big fight tomorrow and my objective is to follow the leaders from the start´.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de España

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