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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

Max Biaggi (1st): `It feels great to do this well on the first day of qualifying, the track makes it difficult to control the rear, but I managed to do so. I have focused on getting the best out of my strongest parts of the track, because I know that tomorrow everyone will improve their times. My team are working really hard and tomorrow I aim to go out there to get pole for certain.´

Valentino Rossi (2nd): `Today the team has worked really good and we have a lot of important data to make things better for the final qualifying tomorrow and the race on Saturday. I found a good rhythm on the bike. We will use the data to make improvements with the gearbox, the forks and in the braking. Even since this morning the bike feels much improved. It seems to change direction better although I need more feeling from the front.´

Carlos Checa (3rd): ` We´ve been having some front-end push problems here. This morning I think there was some coolant on the track, but this afternoon I was just pushing a little too hard when things weren´t exactly right. I´m concentrating on the new chassis because this is the direction I want to take in the future.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002

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