Factory Ducati's Valentino Rossi spent the morning frantically testing and analysing new electronic settings and software the at the Sepang MotoGP test today, getting as much work done before the heavens opened and it pours down with rain - which it did at lunchtime.
The Doctor has new software, traction control and anti-wheelie to get dialled in to the 2012 Desmsosedici GP12 but is losing a hours of track time to the weather - and it doesn't look like it will be any drier for tomorrow...
“Another day practically lost, which is really a shame because for us it’s very important to ride as much as possible, and today's track conditions were much better than yesterday's. Given that we knew rain was predicted for the afternoon, we tried to focus as much work as possible in just the first twenty or so laps this morning," said Rossi.
"Using both bikes, we tried the new traction control, some software updates with the wheelie control and other small details that have to do with the seating position. I had good impressions with all of those, so we put it all into the setup of just one bike and put on a new tyre, only for it to start raining. Game over. On the plus side, I had a good feeling with all of the new stuff, so I hope we can work a little longer tomorrow.”