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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

Marco Melandri: `I remember my win here in 1998 very well – it was a special occasion because I was only fifteen years old. That was a long time ago now though and this weekend I am here to win again. I had a good look at the new track yesterday and I imagine it will be slower without the longer straight. We will have to see if we need to change the gear settings but I´m sure it will be different to last year.´

Haruchika Aoki: `After Barcelona I went out to Suzuka for three days of testing but we were a bit unlucky and didn´t get too much done. We found some new settings, though, and HRC are introducing new parts little by little so hopefully we can see some improvements this weekend. I was on the 250 podium at Assen in 1998 and I haven´t been on it since, so it would be very nice if I can end that run on Saturday´.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gauloises Dutch TT

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