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Tuesday Valencia action restricted by rain

Tuesday Valencia action restricted by rain

There was no-one out on track at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia for testing on Tuesday until after 3pm due to rain at the Spanish venue.

The rain which has pursued the MotoGP World Championship throughout 2008 was present again in Valencia during the early part of Tuesday´s scheduled test, dissuading any of the riders present from going out on track until the late afternoon.

Having tested yesterday and having seen the conditions on Tuesday morning the likes of leading premier class stars Casey Stoner (Ducati Marlboro), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) and Jorge Lorenzo (Fiat Yamaha) decided against riding in the rain, whilst there was no sign whatsoever of title-winner Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha) at the circuit.

Shortly after 3pm hardy souls Nicky Hayden (Ducati Marlboro), Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda), Marco Melandri (Kawasaki) and Toni Elias (San Carlo Honda Gresini) undertook the first tentative laps of the day, using the new Bridgestone rain tyres.

A further full update will follow on after 5pm.

MotoGP, 2008

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