Practice at Val di Sole may well have started a day earlier than at Fort William but the session times have been much shorter in order to fit around the other events that are also taking place. Understandably a lot of the riders don't seem to be keen on this, and neither are all the media guys who are desperately trying to capture the action in such a short space of time. And remember, qualifying is tomorrow/Friday!

Make sure you keep an eye out for the audio clips in the gallery!

Photos: Laurence Crossman-Emms