Dani Pedrosa agreed with his team-mate simply saying, “in the wet we can't really judge about grip. There are some areas [that hold water] but it's not a massive problem.”
Wet weather has traditionally been the only opportunity for Valentino Rossi to shine on the Ducati and the Italian was quite pleased with the improvements made to the track surface.
The Ducati has struggled to deal with bumps throughout the season thus far and a smoother surface would certainly give the Italian manufacturer a much better chance of having a strong finish to his unhappy two year stint with the team.
“The new surface is good,” said Rossi. “They did a great job and it is a lot less bumpy. We don't know however the level of grip and the work of the tyre on the new surface. Usually a new surface is a bit more slippery but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to know for sure. First impressions though are quite good.”