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Tech3 Yamaha's James Toseland reckons he is riding around on eggshells in the damp conditions at Valencia's MotoGP round and needs to find mreo some feeling from the back of his YZR-M1.

The two-time World Superbike Champion ended today's second free practice session in 16th place and says he was happier this morning when the track was soaking wet.

“It was a tough day and we’ve got to find something to improve because the forecasts are for more rain tomorrow, and I need to find a bit more from the bike," said the Yorkshireman.


"I just didn’t have a very good feeling and I’m not happy, but I’ve got some ideas. In those greasy conditions I just haven’t got enough feel from the rear and we need to find a lot more contact with the rear tyre.

It feels a bit like riding around on eggshells at the moment. I’m not too far away but I’ve definitely got to make a step with the direction I think will work. I just need more weight on the rear to give me more confidence.

"This track is always tricky in the wet. When it is heavy rain, everybody has a respect for the place because they know how easy it is to get caught out. But when it is drying out, it doesn’t give more grip, even though there is less water on the surface.

"People get sucked into thinking they can go faster and you don’t get any warning before you get a big slide. This wasn't the start I wanted with tenth place in the championship to battle for on Sunday, but I'm confident we can make some big improvements."

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