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Dovizioso happy with wet or dry race

Andrea Dovizioso is feeling confident ahead of his final race for the Tech 3 Yamaha team.
Andrea Dovizioso says he is feeling confident about his chances should the final round of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship at Valencia turn out to be wet following a positive start to the weekend.

The Italian, who is competing in his final race for Tech 3 Yamaha before switching to the factory Ducati team in 2013, was fourth quickest in the wet FP1, the first session held since the circuit was resurfaced.

Though cautious initially, Dovizioso was pleased with the steps made over the course of the session, particularly as rain is forecast for Sunday's race.

“This morning was a strange session because this is the first time we have used the new asphalt and it was difficult to make any judgement in the rain. It took me a while to get a good feeling but at the end of the session I was happy with my pace and I am sure we have plenty of margin to improve and be faster in those conditions. That's very positive and important because the forecasts are predicting rain for Sunday.”

With damp conditions proving too dry for wet tyres and too wet for slick tyres in the afternoon, Dovizioso was one of a handful of riders not to venture onto track.

“This afternoon it wasn't worth going out and I am sorry for the fans though that didn't get to see all of us on track today. I could have used slick tyres but the lap times would have been six or seven seconds off the pace and you learn nothing and waste a set of tyres.”




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