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Quotes from the first three riders on the provisional grid

Quotes from the first three riders on the provisional grid

Quotes from the first three riders on the provisional grid

Fonsi Nieto (1st): `The holidays have been a good opportunity to have a rest and think things over and yesterday we had a very positive meeting with Aprilia. I am not throwing in the title and I will fight all the way to be World Champion. This morning the track was a bit cold so we took it steady but we worked hard this afternoon and we able to set a good time on the warmer track. The motor and chassis are working well and tomorrow we just have a little work to do on the rear suspension.´

Sebastian Porto (2nd): `To be honest my time today was a bit of a surprise because I didn´t think this track was going to suit us as much as Donington and Sachsenring. I almost took pole position but on the last lap I was held up by Heidolf and in the end Fonsi escaped. The important thing is that the bike is working well and we will be working hard to improve that tomorrow.´

Marco Melandri (3rd): `About 10 days ago I was really ill and after a week I thought I had shaken it off but today I felt really rough again. After a month without riding it was important to start carefully and today was a case of getting a good feeling for the bike as quickly as possible. Now I am going to see Dr Costa and hopefully he can knock me out until tomorrow!´

Tags:
250cc, 2002, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY

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