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Quotes from the top three riders on the grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the grid

Olivier Jacque (1st): `This is a great pleasure for me and for the team. It is a long time since we have been here and it has been difficult this season being so far behind. We knew we had good chance here because of the good results for Yamaha last year and we have an opportunity to beat the 4 strokes. We have worked a lot to find consistent lap times for the race so we should be competitive tomorrow.´

Shinya Nakano (2nd): `This is a good track for me and for Yamaha because they have a 1-2-3 on the grid today. It is a long time since I have been on the front row – this season I haven´t been able to set good laps in qualifying and this has made me lose my confidence. Now I am here and that is great but I know it will be a hard race tomorrow .´

Max Biaggi (3rd): `It is a big surprise to see the two strokes so quick here from day one. They were faster this morning too but this afternoon we tried very hard to go faster with a soft compound tyre and we did that over one or two laps, but it seems the 2 strokes can be very consistent using their agility and lack of power to go quicker through the corners´.

MotoGP, 2002, Cinzano Motorrad GP Deutschland

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