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Quotes from the front row in Germany

Quotes from the front row in Germany

Quotes from the front row in Germany

Max Biaggi (1st): "With fifteen minutes to go I saw Jeremy´s lap time and thought it was unbelievably fast. To go under 1´24 with his bike means he was riding more than hard, it was a risky lap and I wondered if I could even come close. We put a soft tyre on and I tried my best - Michelin have provided us with some special tyres this weekend and they worked well. With regard to the race I have a good pace and I think it will be nice. Hopefully the conditions are good and we can put on a nice show for the German fans.

Jeremy McWilliams (2nd): "That was good fun – but every time we get this bike right up there Kenny Roberts seems to be away on holiday! Some people may regard going back to the two-stroke as a backward step, but it´s a great morale booster for all of us, and I really want to race with the front guys tomorrow – I think we can hold our own for a while at least. I don´t think we´re going to be able to win with a three-cylinder two-stroke, but if I can get away with the pack from the start, who knows what will happen. MotoGP is full of surprises.

Loris Capirossi (3rd): "It´s very important to be on the front row here and it´s also very important to show once again that our machine is fast wherever we go. So I´m happy for our bike and I´m happy for myself. This also makes me feel good about next year, when our target will be different to this year – we will be aiming to win the championship. Last night we changed a few things, so now everything is perfect and under control. I rode most of the session with race tyres, so that´s another reason I feel happy and confident for tomorrow.

Valentino Rossi (4th): "We worked very much on the bike but we are not yet at 100% and we need to fix a few problems tomorrow. We tried a soft tyre for a fast lap but we went too soft – the bike lost stability so we could not improve. We will use the warm-up to choose a rear tyre and we are hoping for a dry race.

MotoGP, 2003, Cinzano Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

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