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Quotes from the front row

Quotes from the front row

Quotes from the front row

Max Biaggi (1st): There was a lot of action in today's session. It was close and it was tough and the show will be good tomorrow. I'm really happy for the first time since Brno. I can feel the bike working how I want it and that's a great feeling - I'm really enjoying myself. Thanks to the team, which is working really well and thanks to Honda and Camel too. I just hope my pace is fast enough for tomorrow."

Makoto Tamada (2nd): "The soft tyres allowed me to make more than one attempt for pole and we were just inches away. We also tested a lot of materials for tomorrow and I think we're just about there – we've already made our choices."

Valentino Rossi (3rd): "We worked a lot for the race set-up and managed to get a good high rhythm. There are still a few small things to fix but we have the warm-up in the morning. Normally we run out of time with the soft tyre but today I put it on too early and in the last five minutes we had run out of tyres!

Sete Gibernau (4th): "I feel pretty bad physically, I have a fever and it was difficult to hold my concentration. The Clinica Mobile gave me an injection which helped, but I have to recover more because if not then tomorrow will be very tough. Anyway, I was able to get one quick lap in and hold on to the front row. Now I will go and rest in the hotel and hopefully I will be fit enough to fight as I want to."

MotoGP, 2003

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