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Wet conditions for Saturday morning practices

Wet conditions for Saturday morning practices

There was rain at the Twin Ring Motegi Circuit on Saturday morning as the second day of action at the Polini Grand Prix of Japan commenced.

The wet weather which caused inconvenience for MotoGP in Qatar caught up with the World Championship again in Japan on Saturday, as forecast, meaning the morning practices started on a wet track.

With cool temperatures and more April showers predicted during the afternoon it is likely that the riders across all three World Championship categories will be riding on wet tyres for most of the day.

That will give the MotoGP stars a chance to test the new generation 2009 Bridgestone wets in Grand Prix conditions for the first time on home territory for the Japanese firm – and could make for a highly interesting premier class qualifying practice at 2.05pm local time.

Whatever the weather Friday’s front runners Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha), Casey Stoner (Ducati Marlboro), Jorge Lorenzo (Fiat Yamaha) and Chris Vermeulen (Rizla Suzuki) will strive to stay at the top of the pile, whilst Honda factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa will be playing catch up after their modest starts yesterday.


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