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Pedrosa fumes at Nieto

Pedrosa fumes at Nieto

Pedrosa fumes at Nieto

Dani Pedrosa expressed his disappointment at compatriot Fonsi Nieto for the incident at the end of the 250cc first qualifying practice which saw the Honda youngster pushed into the gravel in the final hairpin. Pedrosa was on a fast lap and was furious with Nietos reaction as he tried to pass around the outside, the Aprilia rider reacting aggressively despite the fact that the timing sheets showed that he was not running at a similar pace to Pedrosa.

I cant understand it - it has no logic or sense, commented a bewildered Pedrosa. If he was on a fast lap I could understand, but he wasnt at all and the only thing he has done is mess me about.

I passed him because I was on a quick lap and Fonsi was riding slowly, and when I was on my way out of the corner I saw his wheel and then suddenly his bike up my inside.

I dont get stressed out, I worry only about myself and the only thing I care about is doing my job carefully to improve every day.

But its not the first time this has happened he did it to Elías at Welkom and twice to West at Jerez and now in a qualifying session, theres no need for it.

Nieto denied any malicious intent behind the incident although he did accept responsibility. I was going really fast and passed Pedrosa, but I got in a bit deep and we both ran off track - it wasnt my intention, explained the Spaniard.

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250cc, 2004, GRAND PRIX POLINI DE FRANCE, QP1, Pablo Nieto, Dani Pedrosa

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