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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

Alex Barros (1st): `Obviously I am delighted but I am a bit surprised because this is a circuit where things have not always gone well for me. I went out just to check how the bike was performing and immediately I was lapping very quickly. Michelin have brought along a new front tyre for me which I like a lot as it gives me more confidence. Now we must work at improving tomorrow although I know that the four strokes have more room for improvement.´

Daijiro Kato (2nd): `Today we have made a lot of experiments on machine settings and this afternoon the bike was completely different to this morning. It is beautiful to work in this way and get results. I think that tomorrow we have the possibility to improve on this time.´

Valentino Rossi (3rd): `Third is okay but we still have the same problems that we´ve had from the start of the year - I need more grip. It´s sometimes really difficult to hold a tight line. Like the final corner onto the straight, I run wide. It seems like a rally car – spin, spin, slide. We try more tomorrow.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal

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