MotoGP rookie Loris Baz was able to dry himself off after a high-speed fall at the final corner in Tuesday afternoon's wet test at Valencia.

Coming off an impressive first (dry) day aboard the Open class Forward Yamaha, the former World Superbike star was keen to get a feel for his new machine in wet conditions before falling towards the end of the session. The 21-year old had a slight abrasion on his neck but was otherwise fine.

"The track was really damp at the beginning. I had a really good feeling with the bike in these conditions but then when the track started to dry I had a strange feeling with the front tyre. At the point I lose the front quite fast. We have to check the data and talk to the Bridgestone guy to try and understand why it's so different to the one I use in Superbikes. It's never good to crash but every time you start a new adventure you have to learn."

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Speaking about the difference in the wet-weather Pirelli tyres he used in Superbikes and the Bridgestones he said, "They are totally different. The Pirelli has a soft carcass while the Bridgestones are really hard. You can carry much more speed and much more angle. As it's more hard you have less feedback with the tyre and when you're going to lose it. We did two big steps this morning and in the afternoon I wasn't pushing harder than before but it's like that. It's not that bad and there is no injury. It's part of the job and I feel confident ahead of tomorrow."

Baz finished the day ninth fastest out of the ten riders who took to the track. At least some dry running is expected on Wednesday's final day.