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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): ´At the beginning of the race it was difficult as Fonsi was starting from pole, but I got away well and in the first few laps I found a good rhythm. I realised that the others would not be able to stay with me, and tried to lap consistently to pull away. This is a great result and reflects the work we have put in after the race in Mugello´.

Roberto Rolfo (2nd): ´I didn´t start well and it was difficult to make up places as the Aprilias of Battaini and de Puniet were very quick. In the end I managed it, but Melandri was too far ahead. I´m happy with second place and hope I can be up there in every race.´

Fonsi Nieto (3rd): ´I not completely happy, but not angry either. It´s a good result despite the fact I wanted to win here. I had problems with the front tyre from the fifteenth lap onwards and I couldn´t go with Melandri. Then I made a couple of mistakes and I lost my chance of second. The rewsult is still good for the championship though´.

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250cc, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya

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