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Wet start to day two in Germany

Wet start to day two in Germany

It was a familiar story on Saturday morning at the Sachsenring as MotoGP´s `rainy season´ continued with more showers at the tight and twisty German track.

The MotoGP riders will have to concentrate as hard as ever on the technically challenging Sachsenring circuit on Saturday morning as they contend with a wet surface, following yet more rain on a Grand Prix weekend.

Of the ten World Championship rounds thus far in 2008 only the season-opening visit to the desert circuit of Losail International in Qatar has seen a completely rain-free schedule, so the teams and riders should be well-prepared for the task of judging the changeable conditions at the Sachsenring.

The winner of the last two MotoGP contests, conqueror of all conditions in 2007 and Friday´s pace man, Casey Stoner, will be confident of maintaining his current competitiveness in Saturday morning free practice at 10am whatever the weather and will go in search of a fourth successive pole position in qualifying at 1.55pm this afternoon.

If the track remains wet during the day 250cc and 125cc provisional polemen Marco Simoncelli and Gabor Talmacsi will be confident of retaining their positions at the head of the smaller class grids courtesy of their Friday efforts.


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