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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

Marco Melandri (1st): ´Today there was quite a lot of pressure on me to win but I tried to remain as calm as possible. The bike went well, although there's a slight difference with the engines, all the Aprilias are more or less the same. I saw Locatelli was slower in the final part of the race and so I decided to get past him and push hard. I´m very happy with the result.´

Roberto Locatelli (2nd): ´If Battaini hadn´t touched me on the final lap, I would have been fighting for the victory with Melandri, but after that I couldn´t. What´s more Melandri´s bike was very quick today. The result is good for us here in Italy, in front of our own fans.´

Fonsi Nieto (3rd): ´At the start I couldn´t go very fast. I got off to a bad start and then at halfway through I tried to up my pace to catch those at the head of the field. The team is working very hard, and the results are coming. Here in Mugello it´s very difficult racing the Italians at home´.

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250cc, 2002, Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia

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