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Pedrosa believes there is more to come on Saturday

Pedrosa believes there is more to come on Saturday

Even though he was already fourth fastest on Friday Dani Pedrosa says he is not yet at full potential this weekend in Italy.

Starting the Gran Premio d’Italia Alice in fourth place in the general standings and in fourth place in the first free practice Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa believes there is more to come from him this weekend at Mugello.

The Spanish star put in a best time of 1’50.808s, set quite early in the session on the 11th of the 24 laps he completed on Friday. Finishing the day 0.938s behind his deadly rival and pace setter Jorge Lorenzo, the factory Honda man hopes to take things up a notch on Saturday at round five.

Thankful for the glorious weather on the opening day Pedrosa commented, “It was good to get a full dry practice session today and I think this is the first complete hour-long session we’ve had, because we had interruptions from the weather in Le Mans. The track conditions were very good and the lap times we saw today are already fast. My feeling on the bike was not bad, though we need to work on our braking, corner entry, and direction changes because these are the areas where we’re not so strong.”

He continued, “Neither I nor the bike are at our maximum potential yet so, although we’re quite a long way from the fastest riders, I’m confident we can close the gap tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA ALICE, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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