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Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Alex de Angelis (1st): "I am obviously happy but there are one or two little things we still need to work on – I would say that we have to work a little on the front end. Hopefully the weather will stay fine tomorrow so that we can make some final preparations for the race" .

Gabor Talmacsi (2nd): "I really like this circuit and I am delighted with our first day here. We are starting to see the fruit of a lot of hard work, both from myself and from the team, and hopefully I can carry it through to the final qualifying tomorrow and then the race on Saturday."

Jorge Lorenzo (3rd): "I set my best time on my own, and with the long straight here in Rio I am sure I could go faster with a good slipstream. After my good result in Portugal I am feeling more confident in my ability and that is allowing me to go fast straight away – hopefully it can continue."

Gino Borsoi (4th): "Of course I am delighted with this and I hope to defend my front row position tomorrow. I came in at the end for a soft tyre and made a slight change to the setting which worked perfectly. I did two excellent laps and if it wasn't for Alzamora holding me up I could have gone even better."

125cc, 2003

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