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Pedrosa shines in final 2006 test

Pedrosa shines in final 2006 test

Pedrosa shines in final 2006 test

The third and last day of the MotoGP saw Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa put in the fastest time overall for the test, the final MotoGP action of an amazing senior class season. Pedrosa, MotoGP ‘Rookie of the year' in 2006 scorched around the 4.423km Jerez circuit, in Southern Spain at 1'39.910s the only rider to break the 1'40s barrier.

In bright sunny weather Pedrosa slowly worked his way through a range of chassis settings before switching to development work on the new 800cc engine, then tyre testing for Michelin. The former double 250cc world champion, who also wona 125cc title, put in an a gruelling 94 lap session culminating with a time attack on qualifying rubber that delivered him the fastest lap time of the three-day test.

"Today we worked on just about everything again – chassis, engine, suspension and tyres. We began with chassis and engine testing in the morning and then concentrated on testing tyres for Michelin," said Pedrosa. "I used a qualifying tyre to set my fastest lap time and this is good because it's important to see how a new bike like the RC212V behaves on qualifiers too. Of course there's still plenty of work to do before the season starts but this was a positive test for us. Now I will relax a little over the winter break, before getting ready for the January tests."

Press release courtesy of Honda Racing

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, Dani Pedrosa

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