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Quotes from the top three riders on the provisional grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the provisional grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the provisional grid

Marco Melandri (1st): `The bike was working very well today and I was very happy with how things went. The pole time came very easily because the tyre was excellent. Hopefully the weather will stay nice until Sunday and apart from that I am staying quiet because I am confident in myself and my bike.´

Roberto Rolfo (2nd): `I knew the Honda would be suited to this track because I remember last year Kato was working in a good way for the whole weekend. This morning we worked on the front because that is where I always have problems at this track. The wind made it difficult to put the bike on the right lines in the second part of the track. Tomorrow we will have to work on the setting and the gearbox because it is really important here and we need more traction on the final part of the circuit.´

Franco Battaini (3rd): `For the last two races I have had some problems with my engine but now my bike is perfect. Today I set my best time without really pushing very hard, so tomorrow I will obviously be pushing a lot harder and I am confident I can be on the front row for Sunday.´

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250cc, 2002, Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal

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