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Repsol Honda pair energised for Brno

Repsol Honda pair energised for Brno

Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso are both feeling fit, ready and raring to go ahead of the Cardion ab Grand Prix Czech Republic after a summer break.

Having had three weeks off and time to recuperate after a busy first half of the season, Repsol Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso are now more than ready to return to action at Brno. Pedrosa currently occupies second position in the Championship and feels focused upon the resumption of his chase of leader Jorge Lorenzo, having enjoyed a refreshing summer interval.

“This has definitely been one of my best summer breaks of the last few years. I was able to just think about relaxing rather than working to recover from an injury, as has been the case in the last few years,” said Pedrosa, who is fully prepared for the challenge of round ten at Brno.

“Now I’m really looking forward to getting back on the bike at Brno,” he continued. “It’s one of the most difficult circuits on the calendar; physically it’s very demanding but it’s also very enjoyable to ride on a MotoGP bike. I would say that there is only one good line, so it’s crucial to be focused during the whole lap to get a good lap time - and it’s a very long circuit.”

Second in last year’s MotoGP race, Pedrosa has previously tasted victory in the 250cc and 125cc classes at Brno, a result he is hoping to replicate in the premier class. “I’ve had many podiums in Brno, including two wins, so I would like to add another one in MotoGP,” he said, before looking ahead to the one-day test that follows the GP on Monday.

“It’s going to be a busy weekend for everybody, not only with the race but also because we stay on Monday for testing. It’s the only test day remaining this season so we have to make sure we do a good job to help us in the upcoming races,” he added.

Repsol Honda team-mate Dovizioso is similarly eager to climb back aboard his factory RC212V as he aims to close the gap on his colleague, who sits 23 points ahead of him in the standings.

“Our target is to fight for second position in the Championship, and to do that we have to be up there battling for race wins every Sunday starting from this Grand Prix,” said the Italian, who is third in the standings at the moment. “I’m looking forward to this race weekend and also to the test on Monday because that will be really important for us. We will have the opportunity to test some new material and it will be a good opportunity to make some further progress.”

Dovizioso is also focused and ready to do a job this weekend, and he added: “I’m feeling good going into the weekend after a having some time away from the MotoGP paddock, and now I’m ready to get back on track."

MotoGP, 2010, CARDION AB GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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