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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): ´The fact it was declared a wet race made tyre choice difficult, but everything turned out ok. On the first lap I tried to go with Elías and de Puniet, but when I saw the track was dry I pushed and tried to get away on my own. De Puniet came with me but I wasn´t worried as I had more to give, but luckily he made a mistake, and I´m happy with the win.´

Toni Elías (2nd):´I´m so happy because this is my first podium in the 250 class. It´s been difficult up to now, but we´ve done it now. As the race went on I concentrated on not letting Rolfo catch me, and I did that. The bike worked very well and I want to thank my team for the work they´ve done, and also my family for their support.´

Roberto Rolfo (3rd):´I´ve really got to thank my mechanics for the work they have done this weekend because we´ve had a lot of problems, but today the bike worked perfectly. I got a good start from low down on the grid, and from then on I pushed really hard so I had a chance of challenging for the top positions´.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gauloises Dutch TT

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