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Quotes from the top three riders on the provisional grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the provisional grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the provisional grid

Daijiro Kato (1st): `My bike was practically perfect and I had no problem giving 100%. I have been told I was sliding a lot but for me it was just that I was pushing very hard with the right setting. Honda have worked a lot on this bike and I have high hopes. It is only Friday and I feel on top form.´

Max Biaggi (2nd): `I am quite happy, the sun seems to help. We worked well today and I´m very focused and highly motivated. This is our first time here with the M1 so we´re still looking for the best set-up, though we have a clear idea of which direction to take. Everyone up front is riding well and I hope the weather stays nice so I can attack Kato tomorrow.´

Valentino Rossi (3rd): `I am still not feeling myself yet. My head is not 100%. After the big weekend in Rio I have to approach this race like any other. Maybe the pressure is off but I still turn up to win. The bike feels okay. We´ve made some adjustments to the forks and the front feels a lot better. I was arriving at the turns a little wide every time, but it´s a little better now and I can brake later. I need more rest to feel like normal.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002

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