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Pedrosa: "I returned with uncertainty"

Pedrosa: 'I returned with uncertainty'

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) has regained his competitive edge at the German GP, battling for pole and just losing out to teammate Marquez.

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Pedrosa spoke of his return to competition, his hopes and fears about what has happened in recent months: “I had lost pace and I also returned with some uncertainty and fear, I could not push as usual. In my memory it will be recorded as a difficult and bad year, it’s in your head so gradually it starts to disappear and you can regain confidence. If you add this lack of confidence with the bike not being perfect, you lose yet more time.”

After Qatar Pedrosa underwent surgery on his right forearm for arm pump, a problem common amongst riders. This left him out of action until the French GP, on his return he confessed: “The arm has improved a lot, almost to where it gives me no problems. But my shoulders still feel some pain. It also changes my way of sleeping. I’ve spent many years sleeping poorly because I can’t sleep on my side.”

Regarding Sunday’s race at Sachsenring, where Pedrosa will line up second on the grid: “It’s a small track and this circuit has always been good to Honda. I’ve gone very well in recent years here and I hope to do it again. I want it. In the last few races my main problem has been the starts, with clutch issues. If I can do better then I can be in front for the first laps and this will change a lot.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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