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Pedrosa delighted with second 2009 pole

Pedrosa delighted with second 2009 pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa was in an understandably upbeat frame of mind on Saturday evening at Indianapolis.

The Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix has been something of a Dani Pedrosa exhibition so far, with the Repsol Honda rider topping all three sessions ahead of race day – after dominating free practice and qualifying.

Pedrosa’s new Indy pole record put him half a second ahead of the rest of the MotoGP grid and with one of his trademark good starts in Sunday’s race he could be very hard to catch.

“I’m really happy with this pole position because we have been fast all weekend so far, in the wet as well as the dry, so this is very positive,” enthused the Spaniard after QP. “The lap times are quick and also consistent which should give us a good chance in the race tomorrow. I’ve been comfortable on the machine from the start and things have just clicked here.”

On a more cautious note, Pedrosa continued, “We can’t relax at all though because I’m sure the other riders will improve and we know how strong our rivals have been this season. So we must make a few small adjustments to make sure we have the best possible package tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to the race because it looks like the weather should be good - a big contrast to last year - and it will be great to feel the race-day atmosphere at Indianapolis in more normal conditions.”

MotoGP, 2009, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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