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Quotes from the top three riders on the first day of qualifying

Quotes from the top three riders on the first day of qualifying

Quotes from the top three riders on the first day of qualifying

Marco Melandri (1st): `It is especially pleasing to set provisional pole today because to be honest I wasn´t really pushing that hard. I am just enjoying myself so much now with this motorcycle that I feel so comfortable when I go out on the track and can go fast straight away. I am not so keen on the changes to the circuit but they are very technical and will separate the best riders from the good riders.´

Randy de Puniet (2nd): `I am satisfied with my position but when you look at the time sheets at the end of the session and see you were only 0.076 seconds from pole you can´t help but feel a little disappointed. It is always competitive here on the first day because of the weather and hopefully it can stay dry all weekend.´

Fonsi Nieto (3rd): `We have worked very hard on the front end of the bike because, as far as the set-up is concerned, it is the most important aspect at this circuit. The weather is changing all the time, even during the sessions, so it is important to be on the front row and have a good position in case it rains tomorrow´.

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250cc, 2002, Gauloises Dutch TT

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