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Pedrosa and Dovizioso get chance to avenge German performances

Pedrosa and Dovizioso get chance to avenge German performances

Seven days on from race in which they were unable to challenge the leaders on a potentially winning bike, Repsol Honda duo get second chance in Donington.

Ice cold and focused, Dani Pedrosa is not one prone to sentimentality. However, the Spaniard has admitted in the run-up to the British Grand Prix that he will miss the Donington Park circuit, the scene of one of his first MotoGP premier class victories.

Pedrosa and teammate Andrea Dovizioso suffered from tyre problems in Germany last Sunday, with the latter’s troubles the more serious. For this reason both are looking to give Donington Park a Repsol Honda send-off.

“We’ve built some momentum with our good results in the last two races and we’ll be looking to take that to Donington this weekend. It’s a circuit I like and I’ve had some good results there so I’m confident we can have a strong weekend. To be honest, while the podium in Germany wasn’t a bad finish and we weren’t far behind the winners, we thought another win was possible last weekend,” says Pedrosa, whose third place in Sachsenring kept up his strong run of form but did little to close the gap on his title-contesting rivals.

“Naturally, the weather is always a consideration at Donington so we need to be prepared for anything,” adds Dovizioso, not averse to wet weather riding and with added experience on Bridgestone’s cut compounds.

“We gained some valuable experience on the Bridgestones in the wet in Germany so we’ll be working to make maximum use of the practice sessions, whatever the conditions. It’ll be sad to see the back of Donington because the track itself is very good to ride and one I like. I hope I can sign off there with a good result.”

MotoGP, 2009, BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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