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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

Valentino Rossi (1st): ´It was a very hard race because of the high temperatures. I want to thank my team for the job they did this morning, as they changed a lot of things with the set-up of the bike. Checa got off to a good start and was going well, and when I saw Biaggi behind me I decided to push hard. When I was at the front I couldn't get away as the tyres were spent.´

Tohru Ukawa (2nd): ´I tried to win as I had done in South Africa but it wasn´t possible even though the bike went really well. My aim is always to get as close to Rossi as I can.´

Carlos Checa (3rd): ´This weekend we have worked very hard. Yesterday I fell in the warm-up and the bike wasn´t working well so we changed things for the race. When Rossi passed me, I couldn´t stay with him so I decided to maintain my position. I think we are progressing well, and it´s been a while since I´ve been on the podium and it feels good to have done it´.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya

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