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Championship leader Pedrosa expects more in upcoming races

Championship leader Pedrosa expects more in upcoming races

MotoGP World Championship leader Dani Pedrosa was the star guest visiting the Repsol stand at the MotOH! show in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Dropping by at the Repsol stand at Barcelona´s MotOH! bike fair, courtesy of the Spanish fuel company´s title sponsorship of the factory Honda team, the MotoGP standings leader Dani Pedrosa gave his latest thoughts on the premier class title race on Wednesday afternoon.

The gifted Spanish rider has looked particularly strong at the beginning of the current campaign, despite a preseason hand injury, and he was happy to chat to the media as Repsol presented their latest range of engine lubricants.

Having gone seven points clear in the title fight with his second place finish behind race winner Valentino Rossi in Shanghai on Sunday, Pedrosa commented, `It´s been a good start but I just want to keep it going in the coming rounds.´

`We´re going into a packed series of races in Europe and it will be a key period as they will be crucial to the championship. Everything has gone very well up to now and we are hoping to maintain this form,´ he continued.

Reviewing his Chinese result Pedrosa revealed, `We are very pleased with how it turned out because we had one of the slower bikes and we still managed to finish second. It was important to do well there and we managed it. Now we go to Le Mans where we want to get another strong result.´

When asked about the predicament of compatriot and rival Jorge Lorenzo, who was of course injured in China, Pedrosa recalled his own ankle injuries sustained in 2003, saying, `There are many types of fractures and in my case I was out of action five months, whereas he was able to race two days later.´

`If the bone is ok, hasn´t moved out of position too much and isn´t badly broken he should be better.´

MotoGP, 2008, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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