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Victory the real aim for pole man Pedrosa

Victory the real aim for pole man Pedrosa

The Spanish rider is remaining calm and focused after taking his third pole of the season at the Cardion ab Grand Prix Czech Republic, and will go for the win if conditions permit it.

Dani Pedrosa was in fine form on Saturday at Brno as he took his third pole position of the 2010 campaign with a strong qualifying display. The Repsol Honda rider was 0.338s faster than his closest rival in the session Ben Spies, and is feeling confident after a solid weekend so far.

“It was a great qualifying session and to be back on pole position is fantastic after such a long time,” said Pedrosa, who last started from top spot on the grid at the beginning of June when he won at Mugello.

“We’ve done a very good job so far this weekend and we have established a good pace for the race, but we still need to keep a clear mind, stay focused, and try to be ready for any conditions because the weather forecast for tomorrow is very uncertain.”

The weather has already played a role this weekend with rain affecting the last 15 minutes of yesterday’s opening practice session, and an overnight thunderstorm leaving the track with wet patches for Saturday morning’s second run. Pedrosa is therefore hoping for a dry race, and has his eye on a third win of the season if conditions play into his hands.

“I hope if it’s dry we can have a strong race and go for the victory,” he stated. “I won’t really be approaching the race tomorrow with a particular strategy.”

“In this Championship you have to find your own limit because there are a lot of riders going fast and you can only concentrate on your own performance and do the best you can. So I really hope to do a great job tomorrow and at least to be back on the podium,” concluded Pedrosa, who was second in last year’s race.

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

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