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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

Marco Melandri (1st): `Normally I take practice pretty quiet and concentrate on the race but this time my focus was on pole position. Nieto keeps saying after practice that everybody knows who the fastest man in 250 is so I wanted show him I didn´t win this title by chance. I could have gone faster in the end but I was held up by couple of slow riders on the last couple of laps.

Randy de Puniet (2nd): `It has been a perfect weekend for me - especially today because the machine was excellent. We have a perfect set-up for tomorrow and my goal is to finish on the podium but it will be hard because Elias and Nieto are behind me on the grid and they will be very fast.´

Sebastian Porto (3rd): `Yesterday I had a little problem with the chassis but this morning I was feeling better and in the afternoon too. In the end the circuit was a bit cold and I think this is why the lap times did not improve. The main thing is I am on the front row again so congratulations to the team and to Yamaha.´

Tags:
250cc, 2002, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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