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Quotes from the front row in Barcelona

Quotes from the front row in Barcelona

Quotes from the front row in Barcelona

Randy De Puniet, pole position:

´Today I had some difficulties making a single lap because I was working to be 100% set-up for the race. In fact during the session I didn't even change the front tyre. I will fight with Poggiali and Elias for the victory but it will depend on the start and the pace of the race because it is hot and the track is very slippery.´

Manuel Poggiali, 2nd position:

´Today we worked well and found a better setting for my bike. Unfortunately this track is full of potholes and it is difficult to find the right choice of tyres. There were no problems for the first four or five laps but then the tyres started to slide a lot and I lost a bit of feeling with the bike. Even though the temperature is higher than yesterday I improved my time; this means we are working in the right way.´ $$$ Toni Elias, 3rd position:

´I have not lapped at the same rhythm as De Puniet and Poggiali because it is so hot and in these conditions it is very difficult to get your times down. At least we will start from the front row of the grid. It will be a very hard race and a good tyre choice will be the most important factor. Today we made a few changes that worked well and I also had a good rhythm on race tyres. I will try to get a good start and I will give everything I have for a home win.´

250cc, 2003, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya

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