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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

Toni Elias (1st): `It is a nice feeling to be on provisional pole position, but it is only provisional and I am keeping my feet on the ground. I know I have to improve to be with Melandri and Nieto and I can only prove that in the races. The bike was a bit twitchy this morning but it was a lot smoother in the afternoon. There is not much grip and it is bumpy but I am happy with the progress we have made with the set-up.´

Marco Melandri (2nd): `My bike improved greatly throughout the day and I am delighted with the set-up we have found so far. I think we only have the rear tyre left to sort out, so if it stays dry we are in very good shape. I know Fonsi has to take a risk this weekend, but I am relaxed and I will ride a careful race.´

Fonsi Nieto (3rd): `I am extremely annoyed because this morning the bike broke and this afternoon too. I only got one decent lap in and I haven´t had chance to test tyres or suspension. If it rains tomorrow we have a major problem on our hands. I know this sort of thing can happen in racing when everybody is working to the limit, but I just can´t believe my luck this season´.

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250cc, 2002

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