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Quotes from the top 3 riders after the race

Quotes from the top 3 riders after the race

Quotes from the top 3 riders after the race

Marco Melandri - 1st : 'It was a nice race, as we had a good fight with Fonsi. It was a tough race, because of the conditions ; we had the wind coming in front of us. In the last lap, Fonsi passed me and regaining the lead wasn't that easy. In the last hairpin, I wasn't that close but I went for it, as I know there was a Championship at stake. We both went wide and in the end, I'm the World Champion'.

Fonsi Nieto - 2nd : 'I tried to push from the beginning to follow Marco. At the end, I saw he didn't try to increase the gap so I remained behind him, as I know there was a possibility to come back in the last corner, but I didn't make it. It's my first season on an official bike so the outcome isn't that bad and I must thank my team for the results we achieved'.

Sebastian Porto - 3rd : 'It's good to be back on the podium. The conditions were very difficult all week-end long, with a very strong wind. I pushed very hard and I tried to overtake Rolfo in the slow corners. I'm very happy with this good result, for my team and for Yamaha'.

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250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix

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