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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) : ´We agreed with the team that when the rain was imminent, they would put out the push sign. I opened right up and went past Rolfo, knowing that I'd have to defend the first place to the last. Rolfo was great: effective and fast. It sure was an exciting duel. Then I slid on a wet part of the track. I hurt my stomach and my head. Under the podium, my head was whirling. This was probably the most painful, but also the finest victory´.

Roberto Rolfo (2nd) : ´I´m not very happy about the way the race ended as I wanted to win. I had a good pace, but Melandri was also very quick. I tried to overtake him when I realized it could rain, but I didn´t manage to do it as he was lapping very fast. I´m satisfied with the work done by the team this weekend, as the bike improves every time´.

Sebastian Porto (3rd) : ´I´m pleased by this result ; we´ve been working hard and this podium rewards our efforts. Yesterday, we had a minor engine issue, but today, the bike was good. I took a good start and tried to maintain a good pace to stay with Rolfo and Melandri. I´m very happy as it´s my first career podium ; I hope will keep on performing like that´.

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250cc, 2002, Cinzano Motorrad GP Deutschland

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