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Quotes from the top three riders in first qualifying practice

Quotes from the top three riders in first qualifying practice

Quotes from the top three riders in first qualifying practice

Fonsi Nieto (1st): `We are working to find more speed because Melandri´s bike is still quicker than mine. I could have set a better time but my foot came off the peg on a fast lap but we are happy to be on provisional pole in case it rains tomorrow. The important thing is to have completed some good set-up work for Sunday because it will be another tough race with Melandri.´

Marco Melandri (2nd): `I think it will be another battle between me and Nieto. He was quick today but I haven´t seen whether he will be fast for the whole race. Porto is usually fast here too and he could be a threat. I felt sorry for him at Donington because he deserved to finish at least third – I actually would have liked him to be second!.

Sebastian Porto (3rd): `It was important to set a good lap today because you never know what can happen with the weather. The bike is not quite as I want it and we have to work to get some more power out of the engine. The two Aprilia bikes have the advantage over us and Honda but we are at a relatively short circuit so we will have to wait and see how much difference that makes´.

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250cc, 2002, Cinzano Motorrad GP Deutschland

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