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Pedrosa plays it cool after setting the pace

Pedrosa plays it cool after setting the pace

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was pleased with his wet performance on Friday but knows he will have to start over again in the dry on Saturday if the weather improves.

Friday’s pace setter at a wet Indianapolis on the first day of action at round twelve, Dani Pedrosa was typically level headed as he assessed his day’s work.

The little Spaniard put in his best time of 1’51.507s early in the FP1 session and was marginally quicker than the likes of Nicky Hayden, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, who are likely to be putting the pressure on him on a dry track on day two.

Asked whether his Friday findings in the wet could be translated into helping with a dry setting for the forecast improved conditions on Saturday, Pedrosa replied, “Not really, because if it is dry it is another story and we will have to set-up again for the dry. But I think for the wet it looks good. I think the weather is due to improve but in case of rain we have started in a good way.”

Describing the Friday session in general Pedrosa also commented, “It was raining all the time but the grip was good. There were only big patches of water in a few areas, but for the rest of the track it was ok, so the grip wasn’t bad and we had a good practice.”

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

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