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Pedrosa reaffirms his sole ambition

Pedrosa reaffirms his sole ambition

Pedrosa reaffirms his sole ambition

In the dynamic 125cc class one that has seen three winners in the first four races, Dani Pedrosa, at the current moment in time, seems the rider more likely to seize the Championship by the horns judging by the extent of his determination; a valuable commodity in a category that mixes ambitious new talent and veterans who are widely experienced in the 125ccc battle zone.

In his third season of the junior classification, the rider from Castellar del Vallés does not easily fall into a pigeon hole; blending elements of both racing forms. At only 17 years of age he is now clear in his single goal to win the World Championship and it now seems a more realistic possibility after the promise and experience afforded in 2002.

Yesterday in Le Mans, Pedrosa most certainly did not make a provision to escape and ride alone– something that is extremely tricky to achieve in the 125 contest – but it is logical to think that this might be his first option after a difficult race as part of a group in Jerez, where he lost the podium in the final few laps.
Pedrosa quickly got into a rhythm that was more than half a second quicker than the rest of the following riders, that permitted him to pull away from the pack. The race became a solitary one for the rider from near Barcelona after he hit the front, while behind him ensued an intense tussle for second position that was eventually won by Italian Lucio Cecchinello.

Riding solo or as part of a group, Pedrosa has only finished outside the top ten once in the last 19 races, and this consistency, combined with a shrewd sense of decision making at key moments, has raised his profile to one of the leading lights of the category and Championship number one. `Riding alone helps me concentrate better and be more regular. It´s true that I am now the leader of the Championship, but for me it is more important that I have made a good race and we keep on being competitive´, he explained, reserved to the last, concerning his fine predicament at present.

125cc, 2003, Dani Pedrosa

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