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Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Fonsi Nieto (1st): ` I am very satisfied with provisional pole – it feels like more than what it really is. I have improved my times from last year and also broken the lap record at this circuit. The season started this morning for me, because up until now I had not felt comfortable on the bike. Tomorrow I think we can improve the times even further because the condition of the asphalt will be much better than it was today.´

Manuel Poggiali (2nd):` I am happy as I made many laps with race tyres. I have been quick not only on single laps but also the pace is rather good so I feel confident for the race. Tomorrow I will be concentrated especially on some setting details as our bike is already competitive and fast. This track is easier than Suzuka and the way of riding is rather similar to the 125 style.´

Randy De Puniet (4th): `I feel very satisfied even if, after having set the bets time in the morning, I had hoped to get a better position in the afternoon. We had some problems during the morning session – the engine was not at 100% and we still need to improve the chassis set-up.´

250cc, 2003, Arnette Africa's Grand Prix

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