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Quotes from the top three riders in the second qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders in the second qualifying session

Quotes from the top three riders in the second qualifying session

Valentino Rossi: `For sure I did not expect pole because yesterday I had a hard, hard crash. Today I have to say thanks to the mobile clinic because I am quite good now. I took something for the pain and I feel better - I have a little headache but I am basically okay. I am lucky because it was a hard crash. I have to say thanks to the team also because they worked hard to get the bike right with one day less than the others.´

Carlos Checa (2nd): `It is always exciting to be fighting for pole, probably more so for the guys in the box for the rider. Yesterday we did lots of testing and found nothing positive, but this is why we test during weekend and in the end we found a good way to go quicker. When I saw thelap time I was not surprised because it is the result of a lot of hard work by the team. It is a pity we came so close to pole but for me the main goal was to get on the first row and have a good set-up for the race.´

Tetsuya Harada (3rd): `It is great to be back on the front row. The team have worked hard for this all season so thanks to them. I am very happy.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Cinzano British Grand Prix

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