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Pedrosa back on track after Sepang hand fracture

Pedrosa back on track after Sepang hand fracture

Less than a month after fracturing a metacarpal bone in his right hand in Sepang, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa returned to riding at Jerez on Saturday with a solid 37 lap workout on the opening day of the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez.

Less than a month after fracturing a metacarpal bone in his right hand in Sepang, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa returned to riding at Jerez on Saturday with a solid 37 lap workout on the opening day of the MotoGP Official Test in Jerez.

The young Catalan rider, who was the runner-up in the MotoGP class last season, spent his day focusing solely on testing his fitness levels and rehabilitating his injured hand.

After concluding the day 12th on a timesheet topped by his Honda colleague Nicky Hayden, Pedrosa commented: "The priority here is to check my physical condition. The hand still isn't 100 per cent, today I couldn't really do more than five laps at a time. The hand is very painful, especially during braking and direction changes."

"I am icing it after every ride in an attempt to keep the swelling to a minimum. I will continue icing it tonight and we will see how it is tomorrow morning. If the swelling is okay and I feel okay, we will continue riding. Today I was just trying to ride at a safe pace for my condition, so we weren't really able to do any work on the bike or with tyres."

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MotoGP, 2008

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