Bradley Smith said he was devastated to lose his first day at a MotoGP rider to the adverse weather conditions at Valencia.
"To say I am disappointed is an under statement," Smith admitted.
"I've been looking forward to today for months, so to not even get out on track for one lap is a bit frustrating, but there is nothing I can do about it.
"When I got in my leathers yesterday and sat on the bike for the first time, it really hit home what a big day in my career this was.
"It is a shame that I'm still waiting to try the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 for the first time but my chance will come."
"For most of the day the conditions were the worst possible - I was only going to get let out if the track was really soaking so I could get a feel for the bike," he said.
"It looks the weather is going to be even worse tomorrow but at least I'll get out for a few laps and that will be a bonus."
How do you get 'devastated' from 'a bit frustrating'?
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