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Quotes from the first qualifying session

Quotes from the first qualifying session

Quotes from the first qualifying session

Marco Melandri (1st): `I didn´t realise I had set the fastest time until I came into the box but I was happy because my bike is working well and my feeling with the new machine is better. At the moment it is looking difficult for the race because I have two bikes and the front end is very different on both. The setting is not perfect either but hopefully we can improve.´

Sebastian Porto (2nd): `It is very satisfying to be in the front group because we have worked very hard in recent tests at Barcelona and this is the fruit of that. We can still improve a lot further, though, and hopefully that will start tomorrow, when I hope to achieve a good qualifying position for the race.´

Roberto Locatelli (3rd): `Italy is better in winter! It was very hot here today but I managed to set a good time on the provisional front row and this is great for the Italian fans. I still have some work to do on the front fork and the tyre for the race so we have a busy morning planned for Saturday.´

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia

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