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Quotes from the front row

Quotes from the front row

Quotes from the front row

Valentino Rossi (1st): I tried for a fast time with 6 or 7 minutes to go but I could only do a 52.0. The team made a fantastic job to change the tyres in about 30 seconds so I had time for one more lap. In the middle I had a big advantage but then I had to pass Bayliss and I made a mistake in the final corner. But it was enough and it is good to start tomorrow in first position.´

Loris Capirossi (2nd): `Today the conditions were hotter than yesterday but all day we worked on the set-up for the race. We improved from yesterday but it is very difficult for everyone, especially with tyre life. Second on the grid at Mugello is good for us, we will have to see what happens tomorrow.´

Max Biaggi (4th): `I am trying harder and harder but we had problems with the engine this afternoon. The power was going down, down, down - in 2nd, 3rd and 4th it was impossible – I couldn´t follow the Aprilia and this is crazy, I hope to find a solution for tomorrow but I think we will be at the back.´

Shinya Nakano (3rd): `Today was quite difficult because the temperature was so hot but anyway I improved my lap time with a race tyre. I know it is going to be hard race with the three Italians, but in Le Mans we changed the chassis and since then we have been working very well.´

MotoGP, 2003, Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia

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