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Quotes from the top three riders after the race

Quotes from the top three riders after the race

Quotes from the top three riders after the race

Fonsi Nieto (1st): ´Today was a funny race, in the beginning I tried to get away but Melandri followed me. On the last two laps I waited for him to go in front but he didn´t want to, and then on the final lap I closed all the doors so he couldn´t get past. It´s great for me, the team and for my championship hopes.´

Marco Melandri (2nd): ´My bike was better today than yesterday. I was following Fonsi to see where I could get past, and on the last couple of laps we were braking a lot, and no-one wanted to be leading. I tried to wait until the last corner to get past, but he was faster than me. I´m angry with myself really.´

Randy de Puniet (3rd): ´It´s a great result, after a difficult qualifying session yesterday I was under a lot of pressure. I wanted to attack at the beginning of the race, but I made a big mistake and that really held me up. After that I tried to ride solidly, as I saw that Marco and Fonsi were too far ahead to catch, though at the right at end Locatelli tried to attack me´.

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

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