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Rossi hoping for dry on day two

Rossi hoping for dry on day two

Rossi hoping for dry on day two

Valentino Rossi admitted he was hoping for dry conditions on the second day of action at the Gauloises Grand Prix Ceske Republiky after again struggling to find a wet set-up for his Yamaha M1. Rossi qualified eighth fastest but suffered from several set-up problems, whilst his team-mate Carlos Checa set provisional pole position.

"We've had a few problems with traction and acceleration because we are working on different engine maps," explained Rossi. "The bike's a bit nervous. We're trying lots of different things for the rain but also contemplating the possibility of dry conditions.

"Above all I hope it's dry tomorrow, but either way I think we will be in a good position for Sunday. It's always a bit risky riding in these weather conditions but in general the bike feels easier to ride in the rain than it did before and Brno is a difficult but beautiful track to ride it on."

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MotoGP, 2004, GAULOISES GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Valentino Rossi

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