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Fiat Yamaha's Valentino Rossi says his race setup needs some work ahead of tomorrow's Misano MotoGP round - and joked that the beach would be a better place to be in the scorching heat.

Rossi, who is next to poleman Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner on the grid but half-a-second slower, was consistently fastest through the track's third split time, so it is thought that crew chief Jerry Burgess has engineered the Yamaha YZR-M1 to win the race there, but will look at finding some speed in the other sectors in time for morning warm-up.

"I’m happy about our work because we did a good job with the qualifying tyres this afternoon and we were able to improve with each one, which is important," said The Doctor.


"In the end we couldn’t match Casey’s time but anyway second on the grid is good for the race. Our race set-up is still not perfect and there are some corners where we need to be faster still, so we have to work to try to improve that tonight. We have a lot of data now from the two days and so we will use this to try to come up with something to try in warm-up tomorrow. I think we can definitely still improve our race setting a little bit more.

"This weather is amazing, but I think maybe it’s better if you’re at the beach than at the track; we’re in the wrong place! I definitely prefer this to rain though so after the recent races, when we have never been sure about the weather, this is great."

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