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Quotes from the top three riders in the first qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders in the first qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders in the first qualifying session

Carlos Checa (1st): `It is fantastic to be on provisional pole position and I am delighted for my whole team. We worked very hard in private tests last week and now we are feeling the benefit. I was quickest in the morning session and got my set-up sorted for the afternoon, when I was able to push hard from the beginning to the end of the session.´

Valentino Rossi (2nd): `This is a completely new track for this completely new bike so once again we are starting from zero. I am quite happy for the moment but there is plenty more to come. The problem will be if the rain also comes.´

Shinya Nakano (3rd):`I am very happy today because the last three races have been disappointing for me and it feels like a long time since I was able to lap in the front positions. We have made some changes to the rear suspension and it seems to have worked very well. I live in France so this is like my home race, so I am extra pleased for my fans here.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Polini Grand Prix de France

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