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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

Carlos Checa (1st): `We lost our way a little bit over the last two races but the team have done a great job here. We lost time because of the rain and had 20 minutes at the end for a fast lap. I went out in the wet and it was almost like F1 qualifying, with a short time to do a fast lap, but I concentrated to the maximum, focussed on the perfect possible lap with the tyre and I got two good laps without any mistakes.´

Daijiro Kato (2nd): `I am starting to get to know this bike a lot better because we had some very good tests in Valencia last week. It is very slippery here and we had some rear grip problems yesterday but today it was a lot better. Tomorrow I will do my best to get the win.´

Valentino Rossi (3rd): `The conditions were bad today and we lost the morning session and half of the afternoon. The track was good for the last 15 minutes, the wind was less than yesterday and it was possible to go faster. My grid position is the same but I am happy with the setting, I am riding well and I am having fun.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal

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