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Quotes from the top three riders of the final qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders of the final qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders of the final qualifying session

Valentino Rossi (1st): `It was a very hard battle today and I am very happy to get my fourth pole position in a row because I have never done that before. I started out on a soft tyre and was surprised to see P2 on my board after the first couple of laps. The Yamaha has improved very much and tomorrow it will be a hard fight.´

Carlos Checa: (2nd): `At the start of the season we had limitations but step by step we have improved and now I feel a lot more comfortable. Last year this circuit was very good for the Yamaha chassis and the chassis we are using this time is very similar. The engine braking has been adjusted so our corner entry is a lot better and all this together allows us to lap at this level.´

Max Biaggi (3rd): `The bike is greatly improved from the last Grand Prix. Before there was so much engine braking but now there is not so much and this is much better for me. We got new parts for the bike only ten days ago so we should continue to improve when we find the right setting for these new pieces.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Polini Grand Prix de France

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