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Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Quotes from the provisional front row

Valentino Rossi (1st): ""This morning was unbelievable! I was lucky to control the bike. It was a big highside but it was possible not to crash. I have to thank someone! Today we worked very well on the bike in a short time. It is better now but we have things to fix for tomorrow. The lap time is already good so we hope for good weather tomorrow. Nicky is growing up very fast this year – I think from now on I would like to stay in front of him."

Nicky Hayden (2nd): "I'm feeling really comfortable here. We've hardly made changes to the bike and everything feels real good. I've tested here before but that was a while ago. The big thing out there was the wind – it was really gusty out there – but I'm looking forward to building on this tomorrow."

Sete Gibernau (3rd): "It wasn't an easy day today – in the morning it rained and we weren't able to work well and in the afternoon the track wasn't completely dry and it was very windy. In any case, once again my team have done a great job and we are on the right track. We have worked towards the race, I set a good rhythm and I was able to test a lot of tyres."

Max Biaggi (4th): "I have to say that today I'm not very happy with my qualifying, even if I'm on the front row. Over a second worse than Rossi, on the same track where I made pole position the last year is not the result that can bring a smile to my face. This is not the potential of my bike, neither my own, because I feel in great shape."

MotoGP, 2003, Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana

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