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Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Quotes from the pre-event press conference

Valentino Rossi: `I have had time to look back on Brazil and it is a good feeling to be World Champion. Today I am not in good shape because I have had stomach pains since breakfast. I have absolutely no power so hopefully I will be better by tomorrow. These last four races should be very interesting with the new four-stroke machines joining in.´

Alex Barros: `The RC211V was a great present for the end of the season and I am excited about riding it tomorrow. It arrived here today so the mechanics are working on the parts now. Sito Pons and HRC have said we will have this bike for the last four races of the season so I should be able to consolidate fourth place in the championship.´

Shinya Nakano: `I am really looking forward to riding the M1 in Malaysia and we should be testing in Shah Alam on Tuesday. Here at Motegi it will be my last race on the two-stroke and this Grand Prix is always very important in front of my home fans so I hope to enjoy it, but it will be very difficult for us down the long straights´.

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MotoGP, 2002

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