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Quotes from the top three riders on the grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the grid

Quotes from the top three riders on the grid

Fonsi Nieto (1st): `My problem this season has been that the bike gooes great in qualifying and then we seem to have problems in the race with the engine or the tyres. We will carry on working in the warm-up tomorrow and prepare as best we can. The championship is nearly lost but I will go out to win the last three races.´

Marco Melandri (2nd): `I am racing for the championship and I know I can close it here but it will be tough because Nieto and Elias are both so fast. We will see what happens with the weather but hopefully it will stay dry. My tactic will be to get a quick start and open up an early gap but I will have to wait and see how it goes.´

Toni Elias (3rd): `We have spent the whole weekend working towards the race and even at the end of the session today I kept a race tyre on when the others went to a soft compound. The team has worked very hard and I am satisfied that I have a good bike for tomorrow.´

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250cc, 2002, Gauloises Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

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