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Pedrosa philosophical about first Bridgestone qualifying run

Pedrosa philosophical about first Bridgestone qualifying run

Learning `on the job´, Dani Pedrosa placed eighth in his first ever qualifying session with Bridgestone tyres.

Aside from the briefest of runouts in his five hours of testing at Misano, Dani Pedrosa had never used Bridgestone qualifying tyres before Saturday´s baptism of fire in Indianapolis. The Repsol Honda rider placed eighth in the session, earning him a spot on the third row of the grid.

Dani Pedrosa - Eighth

`Today was the first time that I have used Bridgestone qualifying tyres, so it was quite difficult because I was trying to study the tyres while at the same time trying to push for the best possible-grid position. The fact with qualifying tyres is that you can only be really fast once you know them very well. I was able improve my times with my third qualifier, so I think the third row is not such a bad result, considering the circumstances. As for race tyres, I wasn´t able to do too many consecutive laps because we had so little dry-track time. Therefore we still need to define some details for race-tyre choice but overall I feel quite fine. We also need to work to better understand my new machine, which is very different from the machine I had been using, especially considering the electronics. All in all, I´m confident, we are gaining important experience and improving every time I go out. I hope we will have a dry race tomorrow. If it´s going to rain like it did yesterday afternoon then we will discuss with Race Direction the best course of action.´

MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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