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Rossi waiting on the weather in Australia

Rossi waiting on the weather in Australia

Second in the first practice of the weekend, Valentino Rossi is waiting to see what Saturday´s weather brings as he looks for set-up direction.

Valentino Rossi was second fastest in his first session on track since winning the 2008 MotoGP World Championship, confirming his intentions to keep on pushing for results in the final three races of the year. Both He and Fiat Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo are waiting to see what the weather brings on Saturday in order to continue their assault on the top of the timesheets.

Valentino Rossi - Second

`Today we are back to work after the championship victory but I can say that my motivation is still very high and I really want to have a good result here. I am quite happy with this morning´s session, second is not so bad and I managed to do some good laps and find a strong rhythm quite quickly. It wasn´t perfect however and we need to work a little bit on the tyres with Bridgestone. This track is very hard on tyres, especially the left side where there is a lot of stress and at the moment we have a bit too much rear spin. In the wet we were a bit slow and we lack some feel on the entry to the corner, so if it is wet again then we will need to work on this. Now we will have to wait and see what the weather does tomorrow in order to see what we have to focus on.´

Jorge Lorenzo - Eighth

`Today has been a bit strange because the conditions between the morning and the afternoon were so different! This is one of my favourite tracks and I've been looking forward to riding the M1 here for a long time and finding out if I could be fast again here like I was in 125 and 250. This morning in the dry we tried many different tyres with Michelin and then this afternoon in the wet again we had the chance to try some different things. It seems that Michelin is especially strong here in the wet and if it´s like this all weekend then we have the possibility to be quite strong. We need a bit more time to be fast in the dry here but, from looking at the times and the data, I think we can be competitive if the weather is good as well.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha Team

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