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Repsol Honda pair call in at HRC

Repsol Honda pair call in at HRC

Using their trip to Japan to maximum advantage Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso have visited HRC, ahead of this weekend’s Motegi action.

Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso were both in attendance at HRC meetings on Wednesday as they visited factory engineers in Japan to discuss further improvements to their Honda RC212V machine.

On Wednesday afternoon both riders met HRC staff at the Honda R&D offices in Asaka-Saitama, an hour’s drive from the Japanese capital, before they headed to Motegi for this weekend’s Polini Grand Prix of Japan.

At the start of Honda’s 50th season in the World Championship, Pedrosa and Dovizioso were given a warm welcome by R&D employees who gathered en masse during their lunchtime break to see the riders mount their RC212V machines and pose for photographs.

Later focusing on the serious business of improving the bike in meetings with dedicated engineers at the Honda facility and looking ahead to round two of the season, Pedrosa commented afterwards, “The important thing for me this weekend in Japan is to ride as much as I can, because I couldn’t test too much in preseason due to my injuries.”

“I need to get on the bike and improve my feeling with it. The information we have given in our meetings is clear, so now we just need to make the improvements.”

Dovizioso, meanwhile, added, “It is so important for us to keep developing the bike as much as possible, because we have some problems we need to resolve. To have the opportunity to speak directly to the engineers is crucial, so I am very happy to have had these meetings.”

MotoGP, 2009, POLINI GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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