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Repsol Honda pair making progress

Repsol Honda pair making progress

World Champion Nicky Hayden achieved his best qualifying result of the season today at Brno today, securing a front row start for the first time in 2007, while his team-mate Dani Pedrosa will get away just behind him from third on the grid.

World Champion Nicky Hayden achieved his best qualifying result of the season today at Brno today, securing a front row start for the first time in 2007, while his team-mate Dani Pedrosa will get away just behind him from third on the grid.

The Kentucky Kid found his pace on the 21st of 23 laps to record the time which saw him qualify just under three tenths of a second behind pole man Casey Stoner with Pedrosa going round just 0.015s slower than his American colleague.

The grid position gives Hayden a good chance of achieving his best race result of the year having only managed two third places so far in his title defence campaign, with the disappointment of Laguna Seca still fresh in his mind.

HRC have provided the Repsol Honda team with some new parts in recent weeks and Hayden is beginning to look more competitive as the season progresses and his RC212V is adapted to his riding style.

The reigning MotoGP Champion commented ahead of Sundays race: The last few races, skip Laguna, but at Sachsenring and Assen, things have been going pretty good and weve stayed in that same ballpark pretty much, so well see how it is over race distance. Tyre wear is obviously quite critical here, accelerating out of a lot of these second gear corners, you need good traction.

Meanwhile, Pedrosa stressed the importance of getting his race set-up right for the twelfth MotoGP contest of the year, stating: Its good that our best package is ready at 2pm (on Sunday). In the morning you can be fast but the most important thing is that we have a good set-up in the afternoon.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2007, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Repsol Honda Team

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