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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

Franco Battaini (1st): `I saw the weather and knew that I had to start very fast. I made my best time over those first laps and I just cannot understand why other riders did not do the same. I have seen people like Nakano, Jacque, Biaggi and Rossi in these conditions and they always start off very quickly. Maybe my experience helped me today.´

Roberto Rolfo (2nd): `I am happy with my time because we set it with an intermediate tyre and also had time to test wet tyres later in the session. Hopefully it will stay dry for tomorrow because we made good progress in Jerez and we would like to build on that, but to be honest I don´t mind the rain so much. As long as we have one thing or the other and not a casino race!´

Roberto Locatelli (3rd): `We have set a good time but we have not found a good solution for the race. I look down the list and we don´t have people like Melandri and Elias anywhere near the top, so it is hard to judge how well we have really done because for sure they selected the wrong tyres at the start of the session before the rain came.´

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Polini Grand Prix de France

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