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Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Valentino Rossi (1st): Today I am feeling better but I am still not 100%. We´ve done some good work here – we go more than one second faster than last year – the bike is feeling good. The surface here is new and there is more grip than last year. However, the problem remains the bumps and we still have some work to do on the set-up to improve in this area.´

Loris Capirossi (2nd): `Second fastest is great for us at this stage but I am not really happy. We´ve only had two one-hour sessions here with this bike so we still have a lot of work to do. I would say we are at 70% of our potential for this track.´

Sete Gibernau (3rd): `It has been a tough day for me, I didn't know how I would react here after what has happened. Thanks to the team, I think we have done a great job, I feel comfortable on the bike and I have a consistent rhythm. This is a circuit I like, I have had good results here in the past and I think the best thing we can do is to be strong and continue fighting.´

Troy Bayliss (4th): `Now it feels like my bike. We´ve improved the front which makes things better, mainly for corner entry and mid-corner. But I think the race is going to be hard, it´s a nice track but it is definitely a lot of work.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2003, Arnette Africa's Grand Prix

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