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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

Toni Elias (1st): `I am in good form because I feel comfortable with the bike and things seem to be going my way. Conditions are always difficult at Phillip Island so I expected it to be tough but I will just keep working hard towards Sunday and hope the rain stays off.´

Marco Melandri (2nd): `We have not made a lot of progress with the bike today because the wind disturbed us so much it was difficult to judge the settings. I think it will rain tomorrow so today could turn out to be really important. The problem will be choosing the tyre. If the conditions are dry on Sunday then I am confident I can do well. I am not saying I will win but the podium should be okay.´

Franco Battaini (3rd): `When I saw that the MotoGP guys could only get to within 1.5 seconds of the pole time I thought we would find it difficult so I am surprised that myself, Marco and Toni could go so fast. The wind makes it very difficult but my team worked extremely hard to get the set-up right and give me a good feeling. Hopefully the wind will die down tomorrow.´

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250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix

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