No Barcelona regrets for Pedrosa

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Spaniard will miss Monday test after 'worthwhile' sixth place.

At less than 100% fitness, Dani Pedrosa had a tough weekend at his home Grand Prix. The Spaniard held on for sixth place at the Circuit de Catalunya, but the race will be his last action at the track for the immediate future as Honda requested that he miss Monday's test.

"It’s been a very hard weekend and I finished the race exhausted and in a lot of pain, but I don’t regret being here this weekend trying to do my best. I didn’t want to miss my home race and even though sixth position is not the best result in front of my fans, I’m happy with it. I could feel their enormous support during the whole weekend and it helped me a lot to race. It also wouldn’t have been possible without the doctors’ help: they kept me in the best possible condition to bear the pain. The injections I’ve had on each day worked, but obviously to do 25 laps it’s been very hard. The doctors told me that this fracture needs time to heal so I’m going to rest as much as possible and see what the progress is for Assen. The Team asked me not test tomorrow to give me the best chance to recover and it’s a sensible decision. I didn’t have a great start today, but I could manage to stay in the second group in the race. I tried to stay with Capirossi, but I couldn’t, so I choose to maintain the sixth position. I’m really tired now, but it was a worthwhile race."

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