Andrea Iannone remained in high spirits even though a faulty sensor cost the factory Ducati rider significant track time in the wet in FP1 at the Austin MotoGP.

Iannone ended the opening session down in 19th place, but he battled back in FP2 to finish third quickest as the Circuit of the Americas began to dry out in the closing 20 minutes.

The Italian rider, who celebrated his maiden premier class rostrum in the first MotoGP race of the season in Qatar, said he was satisfied with the wet set-up of the GP15 nonetheless and is unworried over predictions of more rain on Saturday and again for Sunday's race in Texas.

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"It was a broken sensor, a gearbox sensor and when I went up with the gear it don't change, but [it's] okay, at this moment it's about the race for me," said Iannone.

"I have a good feeling with the bike and I am so happy because the bike is okay for me and I push and push [in FP2] and I am happy for this.

"For tomorrow, it is 90 per-cent the weather is wet and on Sunday the same, but I don't worry for this because I think the bike is okay and I have a good potential."

Iannone described the mixed conditions at the beginning of FP2 as 'a little bit dangerous' but he quickly improved his pace when the track tried to post a time of 2m 05.190s, finishing 0.355s behind Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and 0.028s from Cal Crutchlow in second.

"It was so-so [at start of FP2], not wet and not dry, it was humid and a little bit dangerous. I think my set-up for the wet conditions is okay, but the electronics did not work perfect because when the sensor is broken it changes everything," said Iannone.

"The GP14 is a little bit faster in the wet conditions but also I [prefer] GP15."