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Andrea Dovizioso hoping for improved conditions at Misano

'I went out to try and gauge the conditions but the track was very slippery and it made no sense to push because you risk crashing, so I immediately came back to the pits' - Andrea Dovizioso
Andrea Dovizioso ventured onto the wet Misano circuit this afternoon, but it was merely a token gesture as the Italian rider immediately returned to the pits due to the treacherous conditions.

Dovi was among several top MotoGP stars who decided against participating in the opening practice sessions for the San Marino Grand Prix a result of the slippery track surface.

The Tech 3 Yamaha rider plus team-mate Cal Crutchlow, factory Ducati rider Valentino Rossi and title contenders Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa opted to wait until tomorrow's improved forecast conditions before striving for a competitive time.

“Today was quite frustrating because the track conditions made it impossible to learn anything,” said Dovizioso.

“It is never good to lose a whole day on track but on a slow track like this it can be worse because it can take a while to find your rhythm.

“I went out to try and gauge the conditions but the track was very slippery and it made no sense to push because you risk crashing, so I immediately came back to the pits,” he added.

“Hopefully the weather will be better for the rest of the weekend and we can put on a good show for the fans, who unfortunately didn't get to see much action today.”



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