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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: `In Motegi we had a lot of difficulties with the clutch which we are still not sure about. Sometimes it was good sometimes it was bad – even HRC could not understand it. We have the same clutch here so hopefully it works better. In March we tested the bike here and set a good time. We also did a simulation which is good preparation for this weekend because tyres will be extremely important.´

Alex Barros: `This is probably the worst track for the two-strokes. Loris Capirossi and I were testing here before the start of the season with Itoh and Ukawa and I said to him that we had no chance this season. Now I have the four-stroke and I have this chance. It is a good opportunity for another great result.´

Olivier Jacque: `Max has only won one race with this bike in the Czech Republic when Valentino had a problem with his tyre, but I think it has made a good improvement throughout the season. Yamaha´s record this season is not as good as Honda´s but I think we can expect a good end to the season – certainly better than with the two-stroke.´

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