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Pedrosa expecting to be fighting fit for Brno

Pedrosa expecting to be fighting fit for Brno

After resting and rehabilitating his finger and wrist injuries, Dani Pedrosa will be in better condition when he attempts to rejoin the title battle in the Czech Republic this weekend.

Dani Pedrosa resumes his title campaign at Brno after a devastating double of Grands Prix without adding to his points tally. The Repsol Honda rider has spent the time since his last attempt at riding the RC212V (in practice for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, an event from which he eventually withdrew) aiming for a more comprehensive recovery from his recent left wrist and index finger fractures.

`The holiday period gave me a good chance to relax and recover, so I hope I will be fine for Brno,´ says Pedrosa, now 41 points behind leader Valentino Rossi. `When I returned from Laguna Seca my doctor told me I needed a week and a half of complete rest. I couldn´t train so I spent an enjoyable few days in Majorca, disconnecting from everything and resting both my hand and foot. I had the stitches removed from my hand in Barcelona and then I started rehabilitation. The hand still hurts but the wrist has good mobility and the fingers are no longer swollen.´

`I started training last week, mostly on my bicycle. I hope I can have a good race at Brno to start the second part of the championship in the best possible way. It´s the kind of circuit that demands a gentle, fine riding style, you don´t need to be aggressive when taking the corners. It has just been resurfaced, so we will have to wait and see what the grip is like. The atmosphere is always great, with a big and enthusiastic crowd on race day,´ concluded the Spaniard, who is likely to resume work with the pneumatic valve RC212V engine at the post-race pair of testing sessions in Brno.

MotoGP, 2008, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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