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SUZUKA GP: under rain rule.

SUZUKA GP: under rain rule.

After two sunny days, the rain has arrived, so all the work of the practice has been wasted. The wet created a lot of problems to both riders. Lucio, who was in sixth position went out of the track with only three laps remaining finishing his race in ninth position. De Angelis crashed after only two laps, he was 13th.

Lucio Cecchinello: 9° a 34285 da Arnaud Vincent
I arrived too long and I when I braked the rear wheel did not keep the grip. I went out of the track without crashing but I lost many places. I am really disappointed, its my mistake. Anyway I achieved some points.

Alex De Angelis -scivolato-
I had alerady achieved three places from th start but at the second straight I lost the control of my rear wheel. Its a pity, I was able to make a good race.

Rain has been the real starring of the Japanese Gran Prix and makes difficult the first 250cc GP of the SAFILO OXYDO race LCR team: infact both riders has fallen. Stoner crashed in the first lap, being touched by anoter rider, and Checa fall in the warm up lap.

Casey Stoner
Almost at the same point of the truck where my team mate crashed, someone has hitten my rear wheel and I couldnt avoid to fall.

David Checa
During the warm up lap at the third corner apparently without any reason I lost my front wheel. I finished my race before even started it! I am really disappointed for the team!

125cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Grand Prix of Japan

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