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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

Valentino Rossi - 1st : ´It´s a very satisfying win as two years ago, I was considered as a slow rider in the wet. I tried to follow Sete and catch him in order to remain focus on the race. I´m sorry for his crash, because he would have deserved to win, but I´m happy with this result as I couldn´t ask for a better position in the Championship´.

Carlos Checa - 2nd : ´I had a problem at the start, when I shifted in third, the wheel was spinning. Later on, as the weather was from perfect, I did all I could even if I knew I couldn´t win. I can be satisfied. Sete´s crash is a sad thing, but that´s racing. ´.

Tohru Ukawa - 3rd : ´The race was very hard. I´m happy as I crashed in the two previous races here. I tried to follow Carlos, but it proved impossible. It´s good to be back on the podium´.

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MotoGP, 2002, Grande Premio Marlboro de Portugal

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