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Repsol Honda pair reflect on frustrating race

Repsol Honda pair reflect on frustrating race

After both qualifying in good positions for the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, Sunday afternoon's rain affected MotoGP race turned out to be an anti-climax for Repsol Honda riders Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa.

After both qualifying in good positions for the Nickel & Dime British Grand Prix, Sunday afternoon's rain affected MotoGP race turned out to be an anti-climax for Repsol Honda riders Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa.

World Champion Hayden is beginning to finally look more comfortable on his 800cc Honda machine with it's recently fitted new chassis and qualified in his best grid placement so far in 2007 on Saturday when he secured fourth. But the Kentucky Kid had another disappointing race as he crashed when in a good position and remounted to finish last.

After the Donington action had concluded Hayden explained: "They were tough conditions today but we had ridden a lot this weekend in the wet so we had a really good set up, my bike was working really good. I felt pretty good in the race, wasn't that great on the brakes but everywhere else was pretty good and I got into going back and forth with a couple of other guys and got impatient. Pushed the front end, and crashed the same way I've crashed every time this year, but I'm alright."

Pedrosa meanwhile had led the race in the early stages after starting from third but a mechanical problem saw him drop back through the pack and end up eighth.

He told motogp.com: "I had a problem with the race bike so we had to change it. The gear-box wasn't the same and that was where everything started, especially when the track was drying up. I started feeling that the tyre was getting worse all the time, so I'm not too happy with the result."

To see the full interviews follow the video links on the left.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, NICKEL & DIME BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Repsol Honda Team

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