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Dani Pedrosa ready and raring for his home Grand Prix

Dani Pedrosa ready and raring for his home Grand Prix

Dani Pedrosa ready and raring for his home Grand Prix

I´ve just got back from a session riding my bicycle in Cardedeu. That, along with walking and going to the gym is my usual training regime between Grand Prix races. I haven´t really done anything out of the ordinary as regards preparation for the Grand Prix in Catalunya, physically I feel 100%, and ready for the race at Montmelo.

People always seem to ask me whether I feel any extra pressure racing at home, but the truth is that I don´t. I have the pressure that I put on myself, and that helps to push me on, although I realise that there are a lot of people looking out for how I do, and expecting a good result. I think I can go well on Sunday. Last year I came seventh, but I was in the lead group and fighting for a podium place throughout the race. It´s not one of these circuits where you don´t know what´s going to happen, I get a feeling of confidence there. Although it might not look like it, because the corners seem quite tight, at Montmelo you can take the corners quickly and I enjoy that. It´s a technical circuit, similar to Mugello, and the set-up of the bike shouldn´t be that different, if that isn´t the case though it won´t be a problem.

My goal is, as it is in every race, to do my very best. I´ve not really thought about the possibility of taking my first Grand Prix victory at home. It would be fantastic for me, the ideal really, but if it doesn´t happen this weekend it won´t bother us. The team´s philosophy is to score as many points as possible and take each race as it comes, which is sensible as we´ve only had five rounds and there are eleven left. It´s not the time to be thinking of the championship or strategies just yet.

Tags:
125cc, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya, Dani Pedrosa

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