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Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Valentino Rossi: `When I was riding 125 and 250, Assen was always my favourite circuit, but on a 500 it was much more difficult. There are no straights, and maybe that will prove to be an advantage for the 2 strokes over the 4 strokes this weekend, but we seem to say that before every race and it always works out the opposite way round. I think Capirossi will be very strong.´

Jurgen Vd Goorbergh: `It is difficult coming into my home race in the position we are in because we are still in the development stage with the tyres and things haven´t gone as well for us in terms of results as we had hoped. Still, I am hoping for a top ten finish, which would be great for us, and if it rains then maybe better.´

John Hopkins: `I had a good weekend in Barcelona coming into this race and I am enjoying my first season in MotoGP immensely. To come straight into Grand Prix racing was a huge step from Formula Xtreme and I am just very grateful to the people who believed in me and gave me this chance´.

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