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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: `I still have some pain with my leg and my thumb but my head is okay – well, it is like it was before anyway! For sure I could not play football this afternoon. Last year we had a lot of problems with the Honda here and I finished seventh, so hopefully we can do better this year. I am looking forward to the summer break!´

Norick Abe: `At the moment this are not going so bad for me. This year it is so difficult to beat the four strokes but every time I try my best. Maybe here at Sachsenring there will not be too much difference between the 500 and the four stroke and we could have a chance, although it will be the first and the last time a 500 wins.´

Alex Hofmann: `This is the biggest race of my life – I am the only German rider in MotoGP so I hope the fans at Sachsenring will enjoy it. If Valentino had problems with the Honda here last season then I hope that is not the case for us. My target is to qualify for the race and make sure I don´t come last´.

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MotoGP, 2002, Cinzano Motorrad GP Deutschland

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