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Pedrosa waiting for Saturday to choose testing path

Pedrosa waiting for Saturday to choose testing path

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will make his return to riding on Saturday at the Official Test in Jerez, but has made it clear that it will be only when he gets back onboard the RC212V that the true state of his fitness can be assessed.

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa will make his return to riding on Saturday at the Official Test in Jerez, but has made it clear that it will be only when he gets back onboard the RC212V that the true state of his fitness can be assessed.

Speaking at the Repsol presentation in Zaragoza yesterday at which he used his recently fractured right hand to pick out a few notes on a guitar- the Spaniard looked ahead to this weekends test.

On Saturday I can see what condition I am in, and check if I can close my hand on the throttle or not. Depending on how that goes, perhaps we will be focusing on the work that we werent able to complete this winter, said Pedrosa, whose last ride came on the first day of the opening test of the season in Sepang.

Now the most important thing is to make up the lost ground, taking care of the injury so as not to have problems over the course of the season, and from there try and do the best I can.

Previously critical of team-mate Nicky Haydens developmental skills, Pedrosa also reserved judgement on the RC212V that his Honda counterpart has been working with in his absence.

My tests on the 2008 bike are so few that I couldnt comment on whether it is an improvement or not on last years machine, dodged the current MotoGP World Championship runner-up, who did however place the blame for his Sepang crash on the 800cc prototype rather than any riding mistake.

The crashes were caused by something that didnt work. We have to take a look and see what is wrong, concluded Pedrosa.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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