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Old November 16th, 2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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[kropotkin thinks...] - 2018 Valencia MotoGP Friday Round Up: Wet Tracks Which Drain,

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It seems fitting that a year which has seen some pretty wild weather from the heatwave in Brno to the deluge at Silverstone should end at Valencia amid thunderstorms and torrential rain. It was so heavy at one point that the FP1 session for MotoGP was red flagged for 30 minutes, as pools of water gathered in a few corners around the track.

Echoes of Silverstone? Not quite. The company which resurfaced Valencia ensured that water drains quickly. The amount of rain having fallen was unheard of at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, yet the surface was quickly usable again. Was there more rain here than at Silverstone, Jack Miller was asked? "Way, way, way more and we are still out there riding," he replied. "It is night and day compared to Silverstone as the track has really good grip in the wet for one and I felt I could almost get my elbow down in some places this morning. So the track has got really good grip and there are some puddles but they are quite close to the kerbs so you can avoid most of them. Much more rain here than Silverstone I am no meteorologist but I think so."

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