Good fun in front of quite a large crowd for 2nd practice and qualifying today, as well as watching the GP guys spring their surprises. Pedrosa, Hopkins, Edwards, Nakano, Gibernau & Stoner all within one second and Rossi in 13th less than one more second back so it'll be a hot race tomorrow.
We divided into two groups: the quick guys who were 'only' 15s quicker than yesterday in the rain, and the newbies and wannabees who were 25s quicker. (The difference for the pros was only 4s; have race wets suddenly got a lot better?). Will is in the first group and is 2nd on the grid with a 2m17, only 0.2 behind poleman He Zi Xian.
I'm in the penultimate row as usual.
Should be dry again tomorrow, looking forward it. The 636s are fully run in now as well, 200km on full-throttle, isn't that what the handbook says.
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